Tibor Schuster

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An increase of the serum PSA-level is a sensitive in vitro marker for recurrent prostate cancer. However, it remains difficult to differentiate between local, regional or distant recurrent disease. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the detection rate of [11C]Choline-PET/CT and the serum PSA-level in patients with a biochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis and prolonged survival is achieved only by resection with macroscopic tumor clearance. There is a strong rationale for a neoadjuvant approach, since a relevant percentage of pancreatic cancer patients present with non-metastatic but locally advanced disease and microscopic incomplete resections(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagogastric junction (AEG), early metabolic response defined by 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET ([(18)F]FDG-PET) during neoadjuvant chemotherapy is predictive of histopathological response and survival. We aimed to assess the feasibility of a PET-response-guided treatment algorithm and its(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate respiratory-triggered diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) in the characterization of small (≤10 mm) focal liver lesions (FLL). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 185 FLL (76 metastases, 11 HCCs, 71 cysts, 18 hemangiomas, 6 focal nodular hyperplasias, 3 adenomas) were retrospectively analyzed in 77 patients. DWI was performed at 1.5 T(More)
BACKGROUND The cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 isoenzyme plays an important role in clopidogrel metabolization. A recently explored CYP2C19*17 allelic variant has been linked to increased transcriptional activity, resulting in extensive metabolization of CYP2C19 substrates, which may lead to an enhanced platelet response to clopidogrel treatment. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the prognostic impact of lymph node ratio (relation of tumor-infiltrated to resected lymph nodes) in comparison to the pN category and other prognostic factors in patients with colorectal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although the high prognostic impact of lymph node metastases and the total number of lymph nodes to be resected are(More)
The goal of the present study was to assess the frequency and impact of replanning triggered solely by soft tissue changes observed on the daily setup mega-voltage CT (MVCT) in head and neck cancer (H&N) helical tomotherapy (HT). A total of 11 patients underwent adaptive radiotherapy (ART) using MVCT. Preconditions were a soft tissue change > 0.5 cm and a(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed 3 previously identified cut-off values of lymph node ratios (0.17, 0.41, and 0.69) in a large population-based collective of patients with colorectal cancer for their prognostic value. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The lymph node ratio (LNR) (relation of tumor-infiltrated to total examined lymph nodes) has a high prognostic impact, but the(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among female genital malignancies. Reduced expression of the cell adhesion molecule E-cadherin was previously shown to be associated with adverse prognostic features. The role of the E-cadherin repressor Snail in ovarian cancer progression remains to be elucidated. We analysed formalin-fixed and(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) has shown to reduce cancer-related mortality, however, acceptance and compliance to current programmes are poor. Developing new, more acceptable non-invasive tests for the detection of cancerous and precancerous colorectal lesions would not only allow preselection of individuals for colonoscopy, but may also(More)