Martin Koebel

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Because of the high risk of recurrence in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGS-OvCa), the development of outcome predictors could be valuable for patient stratification. Using the catalog of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), we developed subtype and survival gene expression signatures, which, when combined, provide a prognostic model of HGS-OvCa(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has long been appreciated that ovarian carcinoma subtypes (serous, clear cell, endometrioid, and mucinous) are associated with different natural histories, most ovarian carcinoma biomarker studies and current treatment protocols for women with this disease are not subtype specific. With the emergence of high-throughput molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Granulosa-cell tumors (GCTs) are the most common type of malignant ovarian sex cord-stromal tumor (SCST). The pathogenesis of these tumors is unknown. Moreover, their histopathological diagnosis can be challenging, and there is no curative treatment beyond surgery. METHODS We analyzed four adult-type GCTs using whole-transcriptome paired-end(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor-infiltrating T cells are associated with survival in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), but their functional status is poorly understood, especially relative to the different risk categories and histological subtypes of EOC. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Tissue microarrays containing high-grade serous, endometrioid, mucinous and clear cell(More)
Cyclooxygenases, particularly COX-2, play an important role in tumor development and progression. We have previously shown that COX-2 expression is an independent prognostic factor in human ovarian carcinoma. In this study, we investigated the effects of the inhibition of COX isoforms by the NSAID NS-398 as well as by COX-isoform-specific RNA interference(More)
Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is an inducible enzyme involved in production of prostaglandins in inflammatory processes. There is now increasing evidence that a constitutive expression of COX-2 plays a role in development and progression of malignant epithelial tumors. In the present study we investigated expression and function of COX-2 in malignant melanoma.(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent literature has highlighted histological types of ovarian carcinoma as distinct diseases, each with unique clinical and molecular features. Historically, the diagnosis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) has been of concern to both patients and physicians due to reports that CCC is associated with a worse prognosis than the more common(More)
High grade serous ovarian tumors often metastasize transperitoneally, a process that begins when small tumor nodules de-adhere and are released into the fluid of the abdominal cavity where they float freely to reach new sites on the peritoneal wall. Podocalyxin, a small anti-adhesive sialomucin, has been shown to contribute to non-adhesive membrane domain(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclooxygenases regulate the production of prostaglandins and play a role in tumor development and progression. The authors investigated the prognostic impact of expression of the cyclooxygenase (COX) isoforms, COX-1 and COX-2, on disease-free survival and progression-free survival in patients with primary breast carcinoma as well as the(More)
BACKGROUND Few biomarkers of ovarian cancer prognosis have been established, partly because subtype-specific associations might be obscured in studies combining all histopathological subtypes. We examined whether tumour expression of the progesterone receptor (PR) and oestrogen receptor (ER) was associated with subtype-specific survival. METHODS 12(More)