Marianne Sinn

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IMPORTANCE The prognosis for patients with pancreatic cancer is poor, even after resection with curative intent. Gemcitabine-based chemotherapy is standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer, but its effect on survival in the adjuvant setting has not been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE To analyze whether previously reported improvement in disease-free(More)
BACKGROUND Previous investigations in pancreatic cancer suggest a prognostic role for α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression and stromal density in the peritumoural stroma. The aim of this study was to further validate the impact of α-SMA expression and stromal density in resectable pancreatic cancer patients treated with adjuvant gemcitabine compared(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of a second-line regimen of oxaliplatin and folinic acid-modulated fluorouracil in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who have experienced progression while receiving gemcitabine monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized, open-label, phase III study was conducted in 16 institutions throughout Germany. Recruitment(More)
PURPOSE Advanced pancreatic cancer (APC), in addition to its high mortality, accounts for the highest rates of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs). Enoxaparin, a low-molecular weight heparin, is effective in prevention and treatment of VTEs. Some small studies have indicated that this benefit might extend to patients with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Previous investigations in pancreatic cancer suggested a prognostic role for secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) expression in the peritumoral stroma but not for cytoplasmic SPARC expression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of SPARC expression in pancreatic cancer patients treated with gemcitabine compared with(More)
This study was designed to investigate the clinical outcome of patients with irresectable, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC) treated with computed tomography (CT)-guided HDR-brachytherapy (CT-HDRBT) for local tumor ablation. Fifteen consecutive patients with histologically proven cholangiocarcinoma were selected for this retrospective study. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) has been shown to be a sensitive and specific serum marker for pancreatic cancer. Little has been published about correlations between baseline CA 19-9 level or changes to CA 19-9 level and median overall survival (mOS). Its impact on monitoring treatment efficacy remains under discussion, however. (More)
The risk for AIDS patients from Cryptococcus neoformans is outlined on the basis of a case report on a 28-year old male patient whose disease was complicated by cryptococcosis. Beside the description of the diagnosis of cryptococcosis (demonstration of the agent and its antigen), epidemiological associations (habitat of Cr. neoformans in fecal matter of(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term survival (LTS) in patients (pts) with pancreatic cancer is still uncommon, little data is available to identify long-term survivors. The CONKO-001 study, which established gemcitabine after resection as adjuvant therapy, may provide data to answer this question. METHODS CONKO-001 pts with an overall survival ≥5 years were compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic risk factors for sporadic pancreatic cancer are largely unknown but actually under high exposure. Findings of correlations between the AB0 blood group system (Chromosome 9q34,1-q34,2) and the risk of pancreatic cancer (PC) in patients from Asia, America and south Europe have already been published. So far it is unclear, whether this(More)