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Immunotherapy targeting the hTERT subunit of telomerase has been shown to induce robust immune responses in cancer patients after vaccination with single hTERT peptides. Vaccination with dendritic cells (DCs) transfected with hTERT mRNA has the potential to induce strong immune responses to multiple hTERT epitopes and is therefore an attractive approach to(More)
BACKGROUND Signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) is an uncommon tumor entity in rectal cancer, often considered to be resistant to non-surgical therapy. In locally advanced primary or recurrent rectal cancer, diagnostic information from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered superior in planning the optimal treatment strategy, which usually includes(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical ability of MRl taken before and after neo-adjuvant treatment in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) to predict the necessary extension of TME (ETME) and the possibility to achieve a R0 resection. METHOD Prospective registration of 92 MRI evaluated T4a cancers undergoing elective surgery between 2002 and 2007 in a(More)
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