Patrick J. Bastian

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BACKGROUND Global histone modifications have been implicated in the progression of various tumour entities. Our study was designed to assess global methylation levels of histone 4 lysine 20 (H4K20me1-3) at different stages of prostate cancer (PCA) carcinogenesis. METHODS Global H4K20 methylation levels were evaluated using a tissue microarray in patients(More)
The presence of small amounts of circulating DNA in plasma was demonstrated 60 years ago. Since then, cell-free DNA has been tested for quantity, fragmentation pattern and tumor-specific sequences in patients with various malignancies. The introduction of improved detection methods showed that all these alterations are regularly detectable in many cancer(More)
To prospectively evaluate feasibility, image quality and diagnostic accuracy of dynamic MR imaging the pelvic floor at 3.0 T in patients with urinary incontinence and to compare these results with those of MRI performed at 1.5 T. Ten patients with the diagnosis of urinary incontinence (clinical symptoms, clinical examination, pelvic ultrasound) were(More)
AIM To determine the impact of the extent of lymph node invasion (LNI) on long-term oncological outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP). MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective study, we examined the data of 1,249 high-risk, non-metastatic PCa patients treated with RP and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) between 1989 and 2011 at eight different(More)
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