Vanessa Heinrich

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PURPOSE Concurrent chemoradiotherapy with or without surgery are options for stage IIIA(N2) non-small-cell lung cancer. Our previous phase II study had shown the efficacy of induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy and surgery in patients with IIIA(N2) disease and with selected IIIB disease. Here, we compared surgery with definitive(More)
PURPOSE Ionizing radiation induces apoptosis in human lymphoma cells. However, the participating molecules and their exact order is unknown. Caspases are reported as essential cysteine proteases required for the activation and execution of programmed cell death. The activator caspase-8 is a key component of the CD95/Fas/APO-1 death receptor-triggered(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The efficacy of radiotherapy is limited by the response of normal tissues within the radiation field. The application of normal-tissue-specific radioprotectors may improve the therapeutic benefit of radiotherapy. The purpose of the present study was to explore the in vivo normal-tissue radioprotective potential of Bowman-Birk(More)
Several studies have presented evidence that paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) displays a radiation-sensitizing effect. We therefore analyzed the influence of paclitaxel and concomitant radiation on the proliferation kinetics of head and neck tumor cells and normal fibroblasts. Our data clearly support the notion that(More)
Doses of 0.5 mg/kg body weight, 1.5 mg/kg, 3.0 mg/kg, 7.5 mg/kg, and 15.0 mg/kg of phenylmercury acetate (PMA), as a model substance, were administered to Ico:WIST rats, over periods of 1, 5, 20, and 40 days, for the purpose of studying time-dependent and dose-related buildup of adaptive alterations in kidney. Substance-related damage to kidneys was(More)
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