Tobias Maurer

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A prescription is a health-care program implemented by a physician or other qualified practitioner in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient. Although the algorithmic nature of prescriptions is axiomatic, this insight has not been applied systematically to medication safety. We used software design principles and(More)
Covalent linkage of immunostimulatory CpG DNA to OVA results in CpG DNA-aided cross-presentation of OVA by dendritic cells (DCs). In vivo, cross-presentation is conditional for cross-priming of OVA-specific CD8 T cells. In this study, we investigated the involvement of the CpG DNA receptor Toll-like receptor (TLR)9 in CpG DNA-aided cross-presentation and(More)
BACKGROUND CV9103 is a prostate-cancer vaccine containing self-adjuvanted mRNA (RNActive®) encoding the antigens PSA, PSCA, PSMA, and STEAP1. This phase I/IIa study evaluated safety and immunogenicity of CV9103 in patients with advanced castration-resistant prostate-cancer. METHODS 44 Patients received up to 5 intra-dermal vaccinations. Three dose levels(More)
Hiermit erkläre ich an Eides statt, dass ich die vorliegende Arbeit selb-stständig verfasst und keine anderen als die angegebenen Quellen und Hilfsmittel verwendet habe. Acknowledgements I would like to express my gratitute to everybody who contributed to this work by ideas and inspiration and thus helped this work to manifest. First of all many thanks to(More)
PURPOSE Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided random prostate biopsy is, in spite of its low sensitivity, the gold standard for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The recent advent of PET imaging using a novel dedicated radiotracer, [Formula: see text]-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), combined with MRI provides improved pre-interventional(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with locally advanced and high-risk prostate cancer (LAPC) are prone to experience biochemical recurrence despite radical prostatectomy (RP). We evaluated feasibility, safety and activity of a neoadjuvant chemohormonal therapy (NCHT) with 3-weekly full dose docetaxel and complete androgen blockade (CAB) in locally advanced and high-risk(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the most commonly treated cancer entities with radiation therapy (RT). Risk group-adapted treatment and avoidance of unnecessary toxicities relies primarily on accurate tumor staging. Thus, the introduction of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in diagnosis and treatment of PC is a highly interesting(More)
BACKGROUND The relevance of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) targeting in the clinical management of prostate cancer (PCa) is continually increasing, entailing the development of PSMA-targeted molecular probes. Recently, a first PSMA-targeted theranostic concept has been successfully implemented by [(68)Ga/(177)Lu]PSMA-I&T. To further exploit the(More)
Recently, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using PSMA-ligands has gained high attention as a promising new radiotracer in patients with prostate cancer (PC). Several studies promise accurate staging of primary prostate cancer and restaging after biochemical recurrence with (68)Ga-PSMA ligand Positron emission tomography/computed tomography(More)