Thomas Tichler

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the immunomodulator AS101 to prevent chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and thus allow patients to receive full-dose antineoplastic agents according to protocol design. We also aimed to determine the production level of various hematopoietic growth factors in treated patients.(More)
The immunomodulator AS101 has been demonstrated to exhibit radioprotective and chemoprotective effects in mice. Following phase-I studies, preliminary results from phase-II clinical trials on non-small-cell-lung-cancer patients showed a reduction in the severity of alopecia in patients treated with AS101 in combination with chemotherapy. To further(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have recently suggested that the immune response to malignant growths is regulated by distinct patterns of type 2 cytokine production. These cytokines, regulating the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte response in patients with advanced cancers, may be associated with disease progression. Evidence suggests that the T Helper 1 (TH1) and T(More)
Low electric field cancer treatment-enhanced chemotherapy (LEFCT-EC) is a new anticancer treatment which utilizes a combination of chemotherapeutic agents and a low electric field. We investigated the antitumour effectiveness of this technique in a model of murine colon carcinoma (CT-26). The low electric field was applied to approximately 65 mm3(More)
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI) is sensitive to tissues' biophysical characteristics, including apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) and volume fractions of water in different populations. In this work, we evaluate the clinical efficacy of DWMRI and high diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (HDWMRI), acquired up to b = 4000(More)
Multiple-choice questionnaires devised to evaluate knowledge and awareness of testicular carcinoma and the practice of testicular self-examination (TSE) were distributed to 717 male soldiers and 200 military physicians in the Israeli army. Twenty-one percent of the soldiers had received explanations about the importance of TSE; 16% actually received(More)
PURPOSE SIRFLOX was a randomized, multicenter trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety of adding selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 resin microspheres to standard fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)-based chemotherapy in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To study the feasibility of using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI), which is sensitive to the diffusion of water molecules in tissues, for detection of early tumor response to radiation therapy; and to evaluate the additional information obtained from high DWMRI, which is more sensitive to low-mobility water molecules (such as(More)
BACKGROUND The specialty and practice of internal medicine have been subject to serious challenges in the last two decades. METHODS We describe the integrative model of internal medicine as developed in our hospital, providing solutions to some major challenges. RESULTS Major components include: (1) Senior physicians and residents are employed by the(More)