Wolfgang Raunik

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of 18F-FDG PET in the diagnosis and staging of primary and recurrent malignant head and neck tumours in comparison with conventional imaging methods [including ultrasonography, radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)], physical examination, panendoscopy and biopsies in(More)
BACKGROUND The planned MedAustron hadron therapy facility is designed to compare proton and carbon ion beam therapy under the same technical conditions. For the calculation of the number of potential patients for hadron therapy so far, only epidemiological estimations on cancer incidence are available without inclusion of the percentage of patients(More)
In Austria, around ten new cases of laryngeal cancer can currently be expected per 100.000 persons each year whereas three out of 100.000 men develope hypopharyngeal cancer. Among women, the incidence in both types of carcinoma is lower by a factor of around 5. All in all, the rate of new cases seems to have been constant or to have slightly decreased in(More)
Precancer (carcinoma in situ) or laryngeal intraepithelial neoplasia (LIN) is a non-invasive lesion that has genetic abnormalities, loss of cellular control functions, and some phenotypic characteristics of invasive cancer and that predicts for a substantial likelihood of developing invasive cancer. Several classifications have been proposed but none has(More)
Forty-eight patients with advanced head and neck tumours were treated with irradiation and concomitant chemotherapy with cisplatin, vindesine and hyaluronidase. The disease-free survival rate at 5 years was 47%. The toxic effects were mucositis (48 patients), nausea (25 patients, vomiting in six patients), bone marrow depression (15 patients) and peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND Today's available therapeutic options in head and neck cancer patients have led to better treatment modalities tailored to the individually clinical staging of the patients towards a risk adapted tumour management. This, however, is only possible with an accurately pretherapeutic diagnostic regimen and closely posttherapeutic follow-up. METHODS(More)
In a prospective pilot study, 32 patients with advanced inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were treated with polychemotherapy and hyaluronidase combined with radiation therapy. Polychemotherapy consisted of 5 mg vindesine on day 1 and 80 mg/m2 cisplatin on day 2. The patients were given 200,000 IU hyaluronidase intravenously 20 minutes(More)
To determine the patterns of evaluation and treatment in Austrian breast cancer patients treated with surgery and radiotherapy in 1993 (PCS93) and 2001 (PCS01), and to compare these with the results of PCS85. According to the evaluation process of the Austrian PCS85, ten randomly selected patient charts from every Austrian radiotherapy center from 1993 (n =(More)
PURPOSE In Austria, a Patterns of Care Study (PCS) has been conducted to evaluate the standards of practice for breast cancer patients. The year 1985 was selected in order to establish a base data set. MATERIALS AND METHODS At all nine radiation therapy facilities active in patient treatment in 1985, ten patients charts were randomly selected and(More)
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