Mariam Alexandra Stoff-Khalili

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Natural and genetically modified oncolytic viruses have been systematically tested as anticancer therapeutics. Among this group, conditionally replicative adenoviruses have been developed for a broad range of tumors with a rapid transition to clinical settings. Unfortunately, clinical trials have shown limited antitumor efficacy partly due to insufficient(More)
AIM The objective of this study was the investigation of a possible improvement of tumor resection rate, i.e. R0 vs. R1 resection when intraoperative ultrasound evaluation of tissue margins is used during breast-conserving surgery (BCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 250 cases were evaluated retrospectively. The impact of ultrasound analysis onto clean(More)
The development of novel therapeutic strategies is imperative for the treatment of advanced cancers like ovarian cancer and glioma, which are resistant to most traditional treatment modalities. In this regard, adenoviral (Ad) cancer gene therapy is a promising approach. However, the gene delivery efficiency of human serotype 5 recombinant adenoviruses (Ad5)(More)
Hyperthermia can be produced by near-infrared laser irradiation of gold nanoparticles present in tumors and thus induce tumor cell killing via a bystander effect. To be clinically relevant, however, several problems still need to be resolved. In particular, selective delivery and physical targeting of gold nanoparticles to tumor cells are necessary to(More)
In view of the limited success of available treatment modalities for breast cancer, alternative and complementary strategies need to be developed. The delineation of the molecular basis of breast cancer provides the possibility of specific intervention by gene therapy through the introduction of genetic material for therapeutic purposes. In this regard,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of transplanted human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) on wound healing. In this model, full-thickness cutaneous wounds were created by incision in the skin of adult New Zealand white rabbits and treated by transplanted hMSCs into the wounds. Wound healing was evaluated by histological analysis and(More)
Endothelial cells have been noted to have relatively low expression of the native receptor for adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5), coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (CAR), and are thus refractory to Ad5 infection. In this study, we hypothesize that increases in the infectivity of Ad5 in primary human pulmonary artery (HPAEC), coronary artery (HCAEC) and umbilical(More)
PURPOSE Alternative and complementary therapeutic strategies need to be developed for metastatic breast cancer. Virotherapy is a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of cancer in which the replicating virus itself is the anticancer agent. However, the success of virotherapy has been limited due to inefficient virus delivery to the tumor site. The(More)
INTRODUCTION In view of the limited success of available treatment modalities for metastatic breast cancer, alternative and complementary strategies need to be developed. Adenoviral vector mediated strategies for breast cancer gene therapy and virotherapy are a promising novel therapeutic platform for the treatment of breast cancer. However, the promiscuous(More)
BACKGROUND The central objective of this study was to determine the predictive impact of several established tumor biological factors (PgR, ER, HER2 and Ki-67) on response to pre-operative chemotherapy in primary breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS 59 primary M0 breast cancer patients received pre-operative sequential dose-dense epirubicin and(More)