Wolter J W Oosterhuis

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It is generally accepted that testicular seminomas and spermatocytic seminomas have separate pathogeneses, although the origin of these two types of germ cell tumors of the adult testis remains a matter of debate. Although an embryonic germ cell origin seems to be most likely for seminomas, a spermatogonia-spermatocyte origin has been suggested for(More)
Intercellular contacts, mediated by E-cadherin, are essential for germ cell migration and maturation. Furthermore, it has been suggested that decrease or loss of E-cadherin correlates with tumour progression and invasive behaviour. beta-catenin is involved in a number of different processes, including cell--cell interaction when bound to cadherins, and(More)
Within SPIDIA, an EC FP7 project aimed to improve pre analytic procedures, the PAXgene Tissue System (PAXgene), was designed to improve tissue quality for parallel molecular and morphological analysis. Within the SPIDIA project promising results were found in both genomic and proteomic experiments with PAXgene-fixed and paraffin embedded tissue derived(More)
A cytogenetic study of two cases of carcinoma in situ of the testis (CIS) and their adjacent invasive tumors, one a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NS) and one a seminoma (SE), revealed similarities in chromosomal pattern between the CIS and the invasive lesion in the same patient. These findings present for the first time cytogenetic evidence that CIS of(More)
Human germ cell tumors (GCTs) of neonates and infants comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, including teratomas and yolk sac tumors with distinct clinical and epidemiologic features. As yet, little is known about the cytogenetic constitution of these tumors. We applied the recently developed genomewide array-based comparative genomic hybridization(More)
AIMS Testis-sparing surgery might benefit quality of life, but can only be applied with histological examination for the presence of invasive germ cell tumour components, and the precursor carcinoma in situ (CIS). Currently, diagnosis is based on paraffin-embedded tissue, therefore a delay in further surgery is mainly unavoidable. The aim was to develop an(More)
Carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the testis, also referred to as intratubular germ cell neoplasia unclassified (ITGCNU), is currently accepted as the common precursor for all malignant germ cell tumors of adolescents and adults- that is, the seminomatous and nonseminoma cancers. These preinvasive cells have specific cellular characteristics, which can be used for(More)
Chromosomal information on germ cell tumors of the infantile testis, ie, teratomas and yolk sac tumors, is limited and controversial. We studied two teratomas and four yolk sac tumors using comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and in situ hybridization. No chromosomal anomalies were found in the teratomas by any of the methods, not even after CGH on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a temporal relationship between the presence of cervical human papilloma virus (HPV) type 16 and the risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). METHODS Fifty-four women with HPV 16 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive tests were selected from the gynecologic outpatient clinic of the Reinier de Graaf Hospital,(More)