Manuela Schmidinger

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Prognostic and predictive factors in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) have been evaluated from untreated patients or patients on several different treatment approaches. The aim of this analysis was to define prognostic and predictive factors in patients treated uniformly with a low-dose outpatient cytokine combination. The relationship(More)
BACKGROUND Multimodal treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) allows an increasing number of patients to survive beyond one year. On account of various neurological and psychophysiological impairments, however, these patients may not benefit in terms of quality of life (QOL). We evaluated the subjective QOL, clinical psychophysiological and(More)
BACKGROUND Somatostatin (SST) analogues represent a novel approach for the treatment of certain cancers. The objective of this article is to summarise the current knowledge on SST analogues in the treatment of cancer patients. METHODS Computerised (Medline) and manual searches were performed to identify publications on clinical trials published in the(More)
BACKGROUND In the era of cytokines, patients with brain metastases (BM) from renal cell carcinoma had a significantly shorter survival than patients without. Targeted agents (TA) have improved the outcome of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) however, their impact on patients with BM is less clear. The aim of this analysis was to compare(More)
We performed a pilot-study on pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Seventeen patients received 40 mg/m(2) PLD intravenously every 4 weeks. A clinical benefit response was achieved in 50% (complete remission 7%, minor remission 7%, stable disease 36%). Toxicities were moderate. In view of these encouraging findings,(More)
BACKGROUND The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (MCBS) has been designed to stratify the therapeutic benefit of a certain drug registered for the treatment of cancer. However, though internally validated, this tool has not yet been evaluated for its feasibility in the daily practice of a major center of(More)
The VHL protein (pVHL) is a multiadaptor protein that interacts with more than 30 different binding partners involved in many oncogenic processes. About 70 % of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have VHL mutations with varying impact on pVHL function. Loss of pVHL function leads to the accumulation of Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF), which is targeted(More)
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