Vivien Zimmermann

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Hypoxic tumors of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck show a consistent trend towards poor treatment outcome. We now report that tumor hypoxia in these patients is correlated with elevated antigen content of the tumor-associated serine protease uPA (urokinase-type plasminogen activator), a marker of tumor cell invasion and metastasis.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with hyperglycemia and a risk to develop pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the most fatal malignancies. Cancer stem cells (CSC) are essential for initiation and maintenance of tumors, and acquisition of CSC-features is linked to epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT). The present study(More)
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