A Gerger

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Affiliation: Medical University of Graz
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi Asymptomatic primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus
    Armin Gerger
    Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Graz, Austria
    Onkologie 30:206-8. 2007
  2. doi Correlation of image analysis features and visual morphology in melanocytic skin tumours using in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy
    Andrea Lorber
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 15:237-41. 2009
  3. doi Analysis of common germline polymorphisms as prognostic factors in patients with lymph node-positive breast cancer
    Gudrun Knechtel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 136:1813-9. 2010
  4. doi In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumours
    A Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 160:475-81. 2009
  5. doi Diagnostic image analysis of malignant melanoma in in vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy: a preliminary study
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 14:359-63. 2008
  6. ncbi A multigenic approach to predict breast cancer risk
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 104:159-64. 2007
  7. ncbi In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy of melanocytic skin tumours: diagnostic applicability using unselected tumour images
    A Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 158:329-33. 2008
  8. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of confocal laser-scanning microscopy for in vivo diagnosis of malignant skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Cancer 107:193-200. 2006
  9. ncbi Diagnostic applicability of in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in melanocytic skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Invest Dermatol 124:493-8. 2005
  10. doi Integrin alpha-2 and beta-3 gene polymorphisms and colorectal cancer risk
    Armin Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Int J Colorectal Dis 24:159-63. 2009

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  1. ncbi Asymptomatic primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus
    Armin Gerger
    Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Graz, Austria
    Onkologie 30:206-8. 2007
    ..The role of chemotherapy and immunotherapy is unclear. No treatment plan for the disease has yet been established...
  2. doi Correlation of image analysis features and visual morphology in melanocytic skin tumours using in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy
    Andrea Lorber
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 15:237-41. 2009
    ..In this study we examined the correlation between objectively reproducible image-analysis features und visual morphology in melanocytic skin tumours using CLSM...
  3. doi Analysis of common germline polymorphisms as prognostic factors in patients with lymph node-positive breast cancer
    Gudrun Knechtel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 136:1813-9. 2010
    ..We assessed the influence of 16 selected common germline polymorphisms in disease-free survival and overall survival among 216 women diagnosed with lymph node-positive breast cancer...
  4. doi In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumours
    A Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 160:475-81. 2009
    ..In vivo confocal microscopy probably augurs a sea change in the way we evaluate melanocytic skin tumours in the future and will ultimately move the art of histological diagnosis closer to the bedside...
  5. doi Diagnostic image analysis of malignant melanoma in in vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy: a preliminary study
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 14:359-63. 2008
    ..In this study we assessed the applicability of image analysis and a machine learning algorithm on diagnostic discrimination of benign and malignant melanocytic skin tumours in in vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM)...
  6. ncbi A multigenic approach to predict breast cancer risk
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 104:159-64. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi In vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy of melanocytic skin tumours: diagnostic applicability using unselected tumour images
    A Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 158:329-33. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of confocal laser-scanning microscopy for in vivo diagnosis of malignant skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Cancer 107:193-200. 2006
    ..Currently, early diagnosis is the most efficient method for preventing a fatal outcome. In vivo confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM) is a recently developed potential diagnostic tool...
  9. ncbi Diagnostic applicability of in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy in melanocytic skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Invest Dermatol 124:493-8. 2005
    ..This first sensitivity and specificity study with CLSM has yielded promising results. CLSM provides new and useful information to the clinician diagnosing melanocytic skin tumors...
  10. doi Integrin alpha-2 and beta-3 gene polymorphisms and colorectal cancer risk
    Armin Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Int J Colorectal Dis 24:159-63. 2009
    ..To analyze the role of ITGA2 and ITGB3 polymorphisms for colorectal cancer risk and clinical presentation, we performed a case-control study...
  11. ncbi Association of interleukin-10 gene variation with breast cancer prognosis
    Armin Gerger
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 119:701-5. 2010
    ..Our data suggest that the rare allele of IL-10 592C>A may be a potential prognostic marker in breast cancer for disease-free survival...
  12. pmc The preoperative lymphocyte to monocyte ratio predicts clinical outcome in patients with stage III colon cancer
    M Stotz
    1 Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria 2 Research Unit Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Division of Clinical Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 110:435-40. 2014
    ..The lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) could be shown to be prognostic in haematologic neoplasia. In this study, we analysed the LMR with clinical outcome in stage II and III colon cancer patients...
  13. ncbi Reflectance confocal microscopy of facial lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma: a preliminary study
    V Ahlgrimm-Siess
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 161:1307-16. 2009
    ..Facial lentigo maligna (LM) and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) may be difficult to diagnose clinically and dermoscopically. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) enables the in vivo assessment of equivocal skin lesions at a cellular level...
  14. pmc Validation of C-reactive protein levels as a prognostic indicator for survival in a large cohort of pancreatic cancer patients
    J Szkandera
    Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 110:183-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of the present study was to validate the prognostic impact of plasma CRP levels at date of diagnosis on cancer-specific survival (CSS) in a large cohort of PC patients...
  15. pmc A derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio predicts clinical outcome in stage II and III colon cancer patients
    G Absenger
    Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 109:395-400. 2013
    ..In this study, we analysed the dNLR with clinical outcome in stage II and III colon cancer patients...
  16. doi In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy: automated diagnostic image analysis of melanocytic skin tumours
    S Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25:554-8. 2011
    ..In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been shown to be a valuable imaging tool in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumours. However, diagnostic image analysis performed by automated systems is to date quite rare...
  17. pmc The elevated preoperative platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts poor prognosis in breast cancer patients
    S Krenn-Pilko
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 32, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 110:2524-30. 2014
    ..The present study was aimed to investigate the prognostic significance of the preoperative PLR in a large cohort of breast cancer patients...
  18. ncbi Follow-up of actinic keratoses after shave biopsy by in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy--a pilot study
    E Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Division of Oncology, Medical University, Graz, Austria
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 24:293-8. 2010
    ..Monitoring of treatment efficacy after shave biopsy of actinic keratoses (AK) is often difficult, as clinical and dermoscopic features may not be reliable...
  19. ncbi Association of genetic variants in VEGF-A with clinical recurrence in prostate cancer patients treated with definitive radiotherapy
    T Langsenlehner
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 32, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Strahlenther Onkol 190:364-9. 2014
    ..The goal of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of VEGF single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes for clinical recurrence after definitive radiotherapy for prostate cancer...
  20. pmc Validation of the prognostic relevance of plasma C-reactive protein levels in soft-tissue sarcoma patients
    J Szkandera
    Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 109:2316-22. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to validate the prognostic value of pre-operative plasma CRP levels on clinical outcome in a large cohort of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) patients...
  21. doi In vivo confocal scanning laser microscopy of common naevi with globular, homogeneous and reticular pattern in dermoscopy
    V Ahlgrimm-Siess
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 158:1000-7. 2008
    ..A systematic examination and comparison of confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) features of benign naevi showing different dermoscopic patterns has never been performed...
  22. doi Confocal laser scanning microscopy-guided surgery for neurofibroma
    S Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Exp Dermatol 34:e670-2. 2009
    ..We report for the first time the use of confocal laser scanning microscopy to differentiate between neurofibroma and healthy skin...
  23. ncbi The use of confocal laser-scanning microscopy in microsurgery for invasive squamous cell carcinoma
    M Horn
    Division of Analytical Morphological Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Dermatol 156:81-4. 2007
    ..As vertical sections are prepared, morphological features can be assessed according to standard criteria used in conventional histopathology...
  24. ncbi Common single nucleotide polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene and colorectal cancer risk
    Guenter Hofmann
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 134:591-5. 2008
    ..Therefore, these variants might be risk factors for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  25. pmc The derived neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio is an independent prognostic factor in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
    K Troppan
    Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz MUG, Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 110:369-74. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, its prognostic significance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients has never been explored...
  26. ncbi Association of genetic variants in apoptosis genes FAS and FASL with radiation-induced late toxicity after prostate cancer radiotherapy
    E M Thurner
    Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 32, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Strahlenther Onkol 190:304-9. 2014
    ..In the present study, we investigated the association between common polymorphisms in the genes for FAS and FASL and the risk of late side effects after radiotherapy for prostate cancer...
  27. doi The cyclin D1 (CCND1) rs9344 G>A polymorphism predicts clinical outcome in colon cancer patients treated with adjuvant 5-FU-based chemotherapy
    G Absenger
    1 Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria 2 Research Unit Genetic Epidemiology and Pharmacogenetics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Pharmacogenomics J 14:130-4. 2014
    ..94; 95% CI 1.05-3.58; P=0.035). CCND1 rs9344 G>A may be a predictive and/or prognostic biomarker in stage II/III colon cancer patients, however, prospective trials are warranted to confirm our findings. ..
  28. pmc Increased neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio is a poor prognostic factor in patients with primary operable and inoperable pancreatic cancer
    M Stotz
    Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 109:416-21. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aim of our study was the external validation of the prognostic significance of NLR in a large cohort of PC patients...
  29. ncbi Automatic identification of diagnostic significant regions in confocal laser scanning microscopy of melanocytic skin tumors
    M Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 2, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Methods Inf Med 47:14-25. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to check the discrimination power of texture features for the automatic identification of diagnostic significant regions in CLSM views of skin lesions...
  30. ncbi Natural history of invasive cutaneous melanoma in Styria, Austria 2001-2003
    Erika Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:293-9. 2007
    ..Rising melanoma incidences have created the need of assessment of epidemiological and clinical data...
  31. ncbi Association of hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha gene polymorphisms and colorectal cancer prognosis
    Joanna Szkandera
    Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Anticancer Res 30:2393-7. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the effect of these SNPs on the prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  32. ncbi Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the hypoxia-inducible factor-1 gene and colorectal cancer risk
    Gudrun Knechtel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria
    Mol Carcinog 49:805-9. 2010
    ..We conclude that functional polymorphisms in the HIF1A gene do not modify CRC risk but maybe associated with clinic-pathological features of the disease...
  33. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene and breast cancer risk. The Austrian "tumor of breast tissue: incidence, genetics, and environmental risk factors" study
    Uwe Langsenlehner
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 109:297-304. 2008
    ..Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of tumor-induced angiogenesis and is required for growth of tumors. We tested the hypothesis that VEGF gene polymorphisms may be associated with breast cancer...
  34. doi Reflectance confocal microscopy--state-of-art and research overview
    Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 28:172-9. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi Automated epiluminescence microscopy--tissue counter analysis using CART and 1-NN in the diagnosis of Melanoma
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Skin Res Technol 9:105-10. 2003
    ..In this study we assessed the applicability of tissue counter analysis and machine learning algorithms on tumour segmentation and diagnostic discrimination of benign and malignant melanocytic skin lesions...
  36. ncbi Confocal examination of untreated fresh specimens from basal cell carcinoma: implications for microscopically guided surgery
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Arch Dermatol 141:1269-74. 2005
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of confocal examination of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in microscopy-guided surgery...
  37. pmc MiR-200a regulates epithelial to mesenchymal transition-related gene expression and determines prognosis in colorectal cancer patients
    M Pichler
    1 Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz MUG, Graz, Austria 2 Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Br J Cancer 110:1614-21. 2014
    ..In this study, we therefore globally profiled miRNAs associated with E-cadherin expression in CRC cells in an attempt to identify miRNAs that are associated with aggressive clinical course in CRC patients...
  38. ncbi Diagnostic imaging of melanocytic skin tumors
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Cutan Pathol 30:247-52. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to test the applicability of tissue counter analysis and CART (Classification and Regression Tree) to the diagnostic discrimination of benign common nevi and malignant melanoma in dermatopathology...
  39. ncbi Tissue counter analysis of histologic sections of melanoma: influence of mask size and shape, feature selection, statistical methods and tissue preparation
    Josef Smolle
    Department of Dermatology, Graz, Austria
    Anal Cell Pathol 24:59-67. 2002
    ..Based on learning sets, statistical classification procedures are generated which facilitate an automated classification of new data sets...
  40. doi In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy of erythematosquamous skin diseases
    Silvia Koller
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Dermatol 18:536-40. 2009
    ....
  41. doi Monitoring efficacy of cryotherapy for superficial basal cell carcinomas with in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy: a preliminary study
    Verena Ahlgrimm-Siess
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Dermatol Sci 53:60-4. 2009
    ..Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), a new non-invasive imaging technique has proven to be a useful tool for detection of basal cell carcinoma in vivo...
  42. ncbi Diagnostic tissue elements in melanocytic skin tumors in automated image analysis
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:100-6. 2003
    ..Tissue counter analysis automatically detects tissue elements that are in accordance with morphologic criteria used in conventional histopathology for diagnostic discrimination...
  43. ncbi Clinical epidemiology of invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma in the Austrian province Styria in the years 2001-2003 and its relationship with local geographical, meteorological and economic data
    Erika Richtig
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Dermatology 214:246-52. 2007
    ..Melanoma incidence rates vary within Europe. The highest incidences are reported in Scandinavia, the lowest in the southern parts, but incidences themselves also vary within the different countries...
  44. ncbi Discrimination of actinic keratoses from normal skin with reflectance mode confocal microscopy
    Michael Horn
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Dermatol Surg 34:620-5. 2008
    ..As these treatment options do not provide tissue for histopathologic examination, in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy may become an important method for obtaining a reliable diagnosis...
  45. ncbi Evaluation of texture features in spatial and frequency domain for automatic discrimination of histologic tissue
    Marco Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 29:251-63. 2007
    ..To investigate the applicability of different texture features in automatic discrimination of microscopic views from benign common nevi and malignant melanoma lesions...
  46. pmc Elevated preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is associated with poor prognosis in soft-tissue sarcoma patients
    J Szkandera
    Division of Clinical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Br J Cancer 108:1677-83. 2013
    ....
  47. ncbi Tissue counter analysis of tissue components in skin biopsies: evaluation using CART (Classification and Regression Trees)
    Josef Smolle
    Division of Analytic Morphologic Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Am J Dermatopathol 25:215-22. 2003
    ..Tissue counter analysis combined with classification and regression trees may be a suitable approach to the fully automated analysis of histologic sections of skin biopsies...
  48. ncbi An automated method for the quantification and fractal analysis of immunostaining
    Armin Gerger
    Department of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
    Cell Oncol 26:125-34. 2004
    ..In this study we assessed the feasibility of TCA for the quantitative description of amount and also of distribution of immunostained material...
  49. ncbi Discrimination of benign common nevi from malignant melanoma lesions by use of features based on spectral properties of the wavelet transform
    Marco Wiltgen
    Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, University of Graz, Engelgasse 13, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 25:243-53. 2003
    ..To evaluate the possibilities of describing and discriminating common nevi and malignant melanoma tissue with features based on spectral properties of the Daubechies 4 wavelet transform...
  50. ncbi COX-2 expression in canine and feline invasive mammary carcinomas: correlation with clinicopathological features and prognostic for molecular markers
    Uwe Langsenlehner
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 101:247. 2007