Markus Antonius Kuczyk

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES The European Association of Urology Guideline Group for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has prepared these guidelines to help clinicians assess the current evidence-based management of RCC and to incorporate the present recommendations into daily clinical practice. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION The recommendations provided in the current updated(More)
CONTEXT The European Association of Urology Guideline Panel for Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) has prepared evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for RCC management. OBJECTIVES To provide an update of the 2010 RCC guideline based on a standardised methodology that is robust, transparent, reproducible, and reliable. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION For the 2014(More)
Germ cell tumour is the most frequent malignant tumour type in young men with a 100% rise in the incidence every 20 years. Despite this, the high sensitivity of germ cell tumours to platinum-based chemotherapy, together with radiation and surgical measures, leads to the high cure rate of > or = 99% in early stages and 90%, 75-80% and 50% in advanced disease(More)
CONTEXT New data regarding treatment of muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer (MiM-BC) has emerged and led to an update of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines for MiM-BC. OBJECTIVE To review the new EAU guidelines for MiM-BC with a specific focus on treatment. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION New literature published since the last update(More)
OBJECTIVES The first consensus report presented by the European Germ Cell Cancer Consensus Group (EGCCCG) in the year 2004 has found widespread approval by many colleagues throughout the world. In November 2006, the group met a second time under the auspices of the Department of Urology of the Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE The current study evaluates the extent and reversibility of late sequelae after chemotherapy in longterm survivors of testicular cancer. The influence of therapy and patient characteristics and the relationship between different toxicities are assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety patients with a median age of 28 years (range, 19 to 53) and a(More)
This study evaluates the degree and relevance of persisting ototoxicity after cisplatin-based standard-dose chemotherapy for testicular cancer, with emphasis on identification of potential factors for an increased risk of this late sequel. Hearing thresholds of 86 patients with a median age of 31 years (range 21-53 years) and a median follow-up time of 58(More)
The molecular analysis of serum is an important field for the definition of potential diagnostic markers or disease-related protein alterations. Novel proteomic technologies such as the mass spectrometric-based surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization (SELDI) ProteinChip technique facilitate a rapid and reproducible analysis of such protein mixtures and(More)
Whether oncogenic human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are involved in the pathogenesis of prostate cancers has been a subject of great controversy. To clarify the contradictory results of investigations, with the aim of detecting viral nucleic acids in prostate cancers, we have carried out a comparative quantitation of the HPV16-E6 sequence in 84 prostate(More)
OBJECTIVES Pelvic lymph node metastases indicate a poor prognosis for prostate cancer patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of laparoscopic radioisotope guided sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection in staging of prostate carcinoma. METHODS 28 patients with prostate cancer and intermediate or high risk for lymph node metastases(More)