Wolf Ferdinand Wieland

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Prostate cancer is a leading cause of tumor mortality. To characterize the underlying molecular mechanisms, we have compared the microRNA (miRNA) profile of primary prostate cancers and noncancer prostate tissues using deep sequencing. MiRNAs are small noncoding RNAs of 21 to 25 nucleotides that regulate gene expression through the inhibition of protein(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression via posttranscriptional inhibition of protein synthesis. They play a vital role in tumorigenesis. To characterize the diagnostic potential of miRNAs in prostate cancer, a leading cause of cancer mortality, we performed screening of miRNA expression profiles. We used commercially(More)
OBJECTIVES To report on our 5-year results with transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. HIFU delivers high energy, causing rapid coagulation necrosis of tissue within the target area without damaging the surrounding tissue. METHODS A total of 146 patients with biopsy-proven Stage T1-T2N0M0(More)
Urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis and ureter may develop sporadically or as a manifestation of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The majority of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer is caused by mutation of the human DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes and is detected by associated microsatellite instability (MSI). Seventy-three unselected(More)
OBJECTIVES Several studies have shown that 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence cystoscopy improves the detection of superficial bladder cancer. The results have suggested a reduced rate of recurrent tumors with the use of 5-ALA fluorescence before bladder tumor resection. We performed a prospective, randomized trial to investigate whether the(More)
PURPOSES Fluorescence diagnosis induced by 5-aminolevulinic acid enables more thorough transurethral resection of superficial bladder carcinoma compared with conventional white light. We performed a prospective, single institution, randomized trial to investigate whether the residual tumor rate and long-term tumor recurrence can be decreased by fluorescence(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for patients with localised prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients included in this multicentre analysis had T1-T2 NxM0 prostate cancer, a PSA<15 ng/ml, and a Gleason score (GS) < or = 7, and were treated with prototypes or first-generation Ablatherm(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is an alternative treatment option for localized prostate cancer (PCa), which is applied for over 15 years. There are conflicting recommendations for HIFU among urological societies, which can be explained by the lack of prospective controlled(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis for patients with lymph node (LN)-positive bladder cancer (BCa) is likely affected by the extent of lymphadenectomy in radical cystectomy (RC) cases. Specifically, the prognostic significance of the LN density (ratio of positive LNs to the total number removed) has been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic signature(More)
BACKGROUND The exact distribution of periprostatic autonomic nerves is under debate. OBJECTIVE To study the topographical anatomy of autonomic nerves of the periprostatic tissue and the capsule of the prostate (CAP). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Whole-mount sections of 30 prostates from patients having undergone non-nerve-sparing radical(More)