Olaf Bettendorf

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An escalation in the incidence of oral cancer and its attributable mortality has been observed in recent decades in Europe; oral cancer is expected to become a public health problem in the foreseeable future. However, survival rates have remained at a disappointingly stable level despite significant development in the multimodality treatment of the disease.(More)
INTRODUCTION Tumor volume is one of the best documented prognostic factors for prostate cancer. There are several methods to gain this important parameter but unfortunately most of the clinicians in the world do not get this information in their routine practice from the pathologist. We developed a standardized method to handle radical prostatectomy(More)
We describe the use of capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) to identify single polypeptides and patterns of polypeptides specific for prostate cancer (CaP) in human urine. Using improved sample preparation methods that enable enhanced comparability between different samples, we examined samples from 47 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Telomerase, a ribonucleoprotein, is composed of a RNA component (hTR) and two protein subunits. One of these subunits, the catalytic subunit (human telomerase reverse transcriptase, hTERT), represents a reverse transcriptase. hTERT-expression is closely correlated with telomerase activity. The telomerase is thought to be involved in(More)
PURPOSES We investigated whether patients with organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) and positive surgical margins (SMs) had a similar biochemical recurrence (BCR) risk compared with patients with pT3a and preoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels ≤ 10ng/ml. Furthermore, we examined the effects of incorporating SM status, Gleason score (Gls), and(More)
Recent studies have shown that intraductal prostate carcinoma (IDC-P) should be considered as a separate lesion distinct from prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). The purpose of the present study was to analyze the genetic relationship between benign prostatic tissue, PIN, invasive cancer, IDC-P, and extracapsular tumor tissue to get further(More)
BACKGROUND Recent scientific studies have failed to determine parameters for the assessment of prostate cancer aggressiveness. The present study deals with the detection of blood-borne cancer cells based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cell enrichment methods. The contradictory results reported in the literature have called into question the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Histopathological evaluation of prostatectomy specimens is crucial to decision-making and prediction of patient outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa). Topographical information regarding PCa extension and positive surgical margins (PSM) is essential for clinical routines, quality assessment, and research. However, local hospital information systems(More)
Capsule fibrosis and other complications around various filled breast implants were evaluated in a rat radiation model after 12 months of implantation. Model implants, one per rat, were implanted subcutaneously. One month after subcutaneous implantation, high voltage radiation followed one half each group. A higher rate of capsule fibrosis occurred in(More)
We studied the capsule formation around various filled breast implants and other related changes in distant organs (e.g., liver, spleen, lymph nodes) in a rat model 3 and 6 months after implantation. Model implants, one per rat, (filled with saline, n = 19; silicone, n = 14; cohesive silicone, n = 17; and hydrogel, n = 19) were implanted subcutaneous in the(More)