Wilfried Budach

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To the Editor: Cunningham et al. (Jan. 3 issue)1 state that capecitabine and oxaliplatin are equivalent to f luorouracil and cisplatin in esophagogastric cancer. One disadvantage of their study is that patients with squamous-cell carcinoma were not excluded. Furthermore, it seems that combinations of capecitabine and oxaliplatin are not less toxic or more(More)
PURPOSE Combined chemoradiotherapy with and without surgery are widely accepted alternatives for the curative treatment of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. The value of adding surgery to chemotherapy and radiotherapy is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus were(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative chemotherapy is an accepted standard in the treatment of localized esophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Adding radiation therapy to preoperative chemotherapy appears promising, but its definitive value remains unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with locally advanced (uT3-4NXM0) adenocarcinoma of the lower esophagus or gastric cardia(More)
Authors M. Moehler, S.-E. Al-Batran, T. Andus, M. Anthuber, J. Arends, D. Arnold, D. Aust, P. Baier, G. Baretton, J. Bernhardt, H. Boeing, E. Böhle, C. Bokemeyer, J. Bornschein, W. Budach, E. Burmester, K. Caca, W. A. Diemer, C. F. Dietrich, M. Ebert, A. Eickhoff, C. Ell, J. Fahlke, H. Feußner, R. Fietkau, W. Fischbach, W. Fleig, M. Flentje, H. E. Gabbert,(More)
PURPOSE To report the results and corresponding acute and late reactions of a prospective, randomized, clinical study in locally advanced head and neck cancer comparing concurrent fluorouracil (FU) and mitomycin (MMC) chemotherapy and hyperfractionated accelerated radiation therapy (C-HART; 70.6 Gy) to hyperfractionated accelerated radiation therapy alone(More)
Former meta-analyses have shown a survival benefit for the addition of chemotherapy (CHX) to radiotherapy (RT) and to some extent also for the use of hyperfractionated radiation therapy (HFRT) and accelerated radiation therapy (AFRT) in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck. However, the publication of new studies and the fact(More)
The purpose of this work is to give practical guidelines for radiotherapy of locally advanced, inflammatory and metastatic breast cancer at first presentation. A comprehensive survey of the literature using the search phrases “locally advanced breast cancer”, “inflammatory breast cancer”, “breast cancer and synchronous metastases”, “de novo stage IV and(More)
The proto-oncogene Bcl-2 is expressed in membranes of mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum and mediates resistance against a broad range of apoptotic stimuli. Although several mechanisms of Bcl-2 action have been proposed, its role in different cellular organelles remains elusive. Here, we analyzed the function of Bcl-2 targeted specifically to certain(More)
Activation of the CD95 death receptor as well as ionizing radiation induces apoptotic cell death in human lymphoma cells. The activation of caspases is a hallmark of apoptosis induction irrespective of the apoptotic trigger. In contrast to death receptor signaling, the exact mechanisms of radiation-induced caspase activation are not well understood. We(More)
PURPOSE To study how survival of palliative cancer patients relates to subjective prediction of survival, objective prognostic factors (PFs), and individual psychological coping. PATIENTS AND METHODS Survival was estimated according to three categories (< 1 month, 1 to 6 months, and > 6 months) by two physicians (A and B) and the institutional tumor board(More)