Tobias Goschzik

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Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumors (RGNTs) are rare glioneuronal tumors of the fourth ventricle region that preferentially affect young adults. Despite their histologic similarity with pilocytic astrocytomas (PAs), RGNTs do not harbor KIAA1549-BRAF fusions or BRAF mutations, which represent the most common genetic alteration in PAs. Recently, mutations(More)
Methods). This fusion was not detectable in a large series of infratentorial and spinal ependymomas including myxopapillary ependymomas. It was also not detectable in ependymoblastomas, medulloblastomas or pineoblastomas. 14/19 samples from supratentorial ependymomas expressed this novel fusion transcript resulting in an N-terminal part of C11orf95 encoding(More)
This study aimed to prospectively evaluate clinical, histopathological and molecular variables for outcome prediction in medulloblastoma patients. Patients from the HIT2000 cooperative clinical trial were prospectively enrolled based on the availability of sufficient tumor material and complete clinical information. This revealed a cohort of 184 patients(More)
AIMS Wnt activation in medulloblastomas is associated with good outcome. Upfront testing and risk-adapted stratification of patients will be done in future clinical studies. In a cohort of 186 paediatric medulloblastomas our aim was to identify the optimal methods in standard clinical practice to detect this subgroup. METHODS Nuclear accumulation of(More)
PURPOSE To improve stratification of risk-adapted treatment for non-metastatic (M0), standard-risk medulloblastoma patients by prospective evaluation of biomarkers of reported biological or prognostic significance, alongside clinico-pathological variables, within the multi-center HIT-SIOP-PNET4 trial. METHODS Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissues(More)
Craniopharyngiomas are rare histologically benign but clinically challenging neoplasms. To obtain further information on the molecular genetics and biology of craniopharyngiomas, we analyzed a cohort of 121 adamantinomatous and 16 papillary craniopharyngiomas (ACP, PCP). We extracted DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and determined mutational(More)
Papillary tumors of the pineal region (PTPR) are recognized as a distinct entity in the World Health Organization classification of CNS tumors. Papillary tumors of the pineal region frequently show loss of chromosome 10, but no studies have investigated possible target genes on this chromosome. Chromosome 10 harbors the PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog)(More)
Purpose To assess an intensified treatment in the context of clinical and biologic risk factors in metastatic medulloblastoma. Patients and Methods Patients (4 to 21 years old, diagnosed between 2001 and 2007) received induction chemotherapy, dose-escalated hyperfractionated craniospinal radiotherapy, and maintenance chemotherapy. Subgroup status and other(More)
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNTs) are one of the most common epilepsy-associated low-grade glioneuronal tumors of the central nervous system. Although most DNTs occur in the cerebral cortex, DNT-like tumors with unusual intraventricular or periventricular localizations have been reported. Most of them involve the septum pellucidum and the(More)