Silvia Vosseler

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Tumor growth and progression are critically controlled by alterations in the microenvironment often caused by an aberrant expression of growth factors and receptors. We demonstrated previously that tumor progression in patients and in the experimental HaCaT tumor model for skin squamous cell carcinomas is associated with a constitutive neoexpression of the(More)
Volumetric computed tomography (VCT) is a technology in which area detectors are used for imaging large volumes of a subject with isotropic imaging resolution. We are experimenting with a prototype VCT scanner that uses flat-panel X-ray detectors and is designed for high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Using this technique, we have demonstrated(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are critically involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. However, failure of broad spectrum MMP inhibitors in clinical trials emphasizes the need for detailed analyses of the specific role of different MMPs in tumor malignancy. Using HaCaT-keratinocyte clones representing distinct stages in skin squamous cell carcinoma(More)
Replenishment kinetics of microbubbles were adapted to a single bolus injection to investigate tumour angiogenesis in small animals with intermittent imaging, and to compare vascularisation parameters from this new approach with conventional power Doppler ultrasound (US). A reformulation of the imaging protocol and the derivation of perfusion parameters was(More)
Studies on tumor angiogenesis and antiangiogenic therapies are commonly performed with tumor heterotransplants in nude mice. To monitor therapeutic effects, improved noninvasive analyses of functional data are required, in addition to the assessment of tumor volume and histology. Here, we report on sequential monitoring of vascularization of human squamous(More)
RATIONALE Angiogenesis is essential for spread and growth of malignant tumors. Because noninvasive methods for observing tumor vascularization are limited, most of previous results were based on histologic findings alone. In this study, dynamic parameters obtained using intermittent contrast-enhanced Doppler sonography and dynamic MRI were compared and(More)
Tumor growth and progression are critically controlled by alterations in the microenvironment often caused by an aberrant expression of growth factors and receptors. We demonstrated previously that tumor progression in patients and in the experimental HaCaT tumor model for skin squamous cell carcinomas is associated with a constitutive neoexpression of the(More)
Inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling, a key regulator of tumor angiogenesis, through blockade of VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-2 by the monoclonal antibody DC101 inhibits angiogenesis, tumor growth, and invasion. In a surface xenotransplant assay on nude mice using a high-grade malignant squamous cell carcinoma cell line (A-5RT3), we(More)
Due to poor correlation of slice thickness and orientation, verification of radiological methods with histology is difficult. Thus, a procedure for three-dimensional reconstruction, reslicing and parameterization of histological data was developed, enabling a proper correlation with radiological data. Two different subcutaneous tumors were examined by MR(More)
Intermittent bolus-contrast power Doppler ultrasound was used for noninvasive, quantitative monitoring of tumor perfusion during antiangiogenic therapy. Subcutaneous heterotransplants of human squamous cell carcinoma cells in nude mice were treated with a blocking antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (DC101) and repeatedly examined at(More)