Martin A de Jong

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We studied proliferative responses of bovine T lymphocytes to foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotypes A, O and C as well as to three peptides including the two major B-cell epitopes of FMDV (VP1[141-156] and VP1[200-213]). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from cattle previously vaccinated with monovalent vaccine responded to both homotypic(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that (1) the distinction between intermediate- and high-risk patients by clustering different prognostic factors results in a significant difference in treatment outcome and (2) a shorter interval between surgery and radiotherapy and shorter overall treatment times of radiation (OTTRT) result in higher rates of locoregional(More)
PURPOSE Retrospective studies indicate that larger tumour volume is a strong prognostic indicator for poor tumour control after (chemo)radiotherapy for laryngeal cancer. The impact of tumour volume on the outcome of patients treated within a prospective study comparing accelerated radiotherapy (AR)±carbogen breathing and nicotinamide (ARCON) was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to evaluate the contralateral nodal control (CLNC) in postoperative patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer treated with ipsilateral irradiation of the neck and primary site. Late radiation-induced morbidity was also evaluated. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study included 123 patients with well-lateralized squamous cell carcinomas(More)
PURPOSE To study the feasibility of induction chemotherapy added to concomitant cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC). PATIENTS AND METHODS LAHNC patients were treated with 4 courses of docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by randomization to either cisplatin 100 mg/m(2) with(More)
Although the cause of bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma (BOSCC) is attributed to viruses in addition to cofactors (eg, UV light), to our knowledge, the final causative agent has not been described. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV)-like particles were detected in approximately 33% of various putative precursor lesions of BOSCC. In contrast, it was reported(More)
PURPOSE To validate the recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) classification system for squamous cell head and neck cancer as recently reported by the VU University Medical Center. METHODS AND MATERIALS In eight Dutch head and neck cancer centers, data necessary to classify patients according to the RPA system were retrospectively collected from the(More)
Accelerated radiotherapy (AR) improves the poor prognosis associated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression frequently seen in head and neck carcinomas. Combining AR with carbogen and nicotinamide (ARCON) counteracts enhanced tumour cell proliferation- and hypoxia-related radioresistance. The purpose of this study was to investigate if(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The clinical relevance of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in autoimmune liver disease is unclear. Defining the antigenic specificities of ANCA in these diseases may improve their clinical significance. METHODS We studied the target antigens of ANCA in 88 patients with autoimmune hepatitis, 53 patients with primary biliary(More)