Otto Kaufmann

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AIMS The thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) is a highly specific immunohistochemical marker for the identification of pulmonary adenocarcinomas and non-neuroendocrine large cell carcinomas, especially in patients presenting with metastatic carcinomas of unknown primary site. In this study we tested if anti-TTF-1 can also be used to verify a pulmonary(More)
To facilitate the differential diagnosis of poorly differentiated metastatic carcinomas of unknown primary site, we evaluated p63 and cytokeratin (CK) 5/6 as immunohistochemical markers for squamous cell carcinomas. The study cases were as follows: squamous cell carcinoma of the lungs, head/neck, esophagus, cervix uteri, or anal canal, 73; non-squamous cell(More)
Metastases account for approximately 50% of the malignant tumors in the brain. In order to identify structural alterations that are associated with tumor dissemination into the central nervous system we used Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) to investigate 42 brain metastases and 3 primary tumors of 40 patients. The metastases originated from lung(More)
BACKGROUND Previously it was demonstrated that in prostate tumors, angiogenesis measured as microvessel density (MVD) is associated with tumor stage as well as WHO grade and is an independent predictor of clinical outcome. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a major inducer of angiogenesis. There is some evidence that P53 mutations cause(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization was applied to map DNA gains and losses in 39 invasive ductal breast carcinomas. Frequent abnormalities included gains on chromosomal regions 1q, 8q, 11q12-13, 16p, 19, 20q and X as well as frequent losses on 1p, 5q, 6q, 9p, 11q, 13q and 16q. Furthermore, frequent losses on 4q (20 cases) and 21q (14 cases) were found for(More)
Overexpression of the c-erbB2 protein is observed in a variety of malignancies including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to determine the rate of c-erbB2-overexpression in our tumour collection and to clarify its correlation with the chromosomal status at the c-erbB2 locus 17q21 in NSCLC. Eighty-nine NSCLC were analysed immunohistochemically(More)
 The importance of neoangiogenesis for the progressive growth and viability of solid tumors is well established. Recently, there has been growing evidence that angiogenesis might also be important in hematological malignancies, but only few data are available. In this report, we have studied the impact of bone marrow microvessel density and survival in(More)
The impact of angiogenesis is well known for the growth and viability of solid tumors. Fewer studies have been published relating angiogenesis to clinical or pathological parameters in hematological malignancies. In this report, we have estimated the bone marrow microvessel density (MVD) before and after conventional-dose or high-dose chemotherapy with(More)
AIMS Antibodies against the thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) and the surfactant proteins A and B (SPA, SPB) were compared as paraffin-reactive immunohistochemical markers for non-small cell carcinomas of pulmonary origin. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 138 carcinomas of pulmonary origin (98 adenocarcinomas, 20 non-neuroendocrine large cell(More)
The authors retrospectively tested the potential value of paraffin-reactive monoclonal antibodies (A103 against melan-A, T311 against tyrosinase) and antibody KBA62 as immunohistochemical markers for amelanotic metastatic melanomas. The study cases included 72 amelanotic metastases of known cutaneous melanomas, 59 poorly differentiated carcinomas, 73(More)