Walter Paul Weber

Institution: Breast Center University Hospital Basel


Spitalstrasse 21 4031 Basel


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Phone: + 41 61 328 61 49

Research interests:

Laboratory research: Tumor immunology
Clinical research: Breast cancer and surgical site infections

Selected publications:

1. Weber WP, Barry M, Stempel MM, Junqueira MJ, Eaton AA, Patil SM, Morrow M, Cody HS III. A 10-year trend analysis of sentinel lymph node frozen section and completion axillary dissection for breast cancer: are these procedures becoming obsolete? Annals of Surgical Oncology (IF: 4.2, surgery, rank 8/187) 2012 Jan;19(1):225-32.

2. Güth U, Myrick ME, Viehl CT, Schmid SM, Obermann EC, Weber WP. The post ACOSOG Z0011 era: does our new understanding of breast cancer really change clinical practice? European Journal of Surgical Oncology (IF: 2.8, surgery, rank 32/187) 2012 Aug;38(8):645-50.

3. Weber WP, Barry M, Junqueira MJ, Lee SS, Mazzella AM, Sclafani LM. Initial experiences with a multidisciplinary approach to decreasing the length of hospital stay for patients undergoing unilateral mastectomy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (IF: 2.8, surgery, rank 32/187) 2011 Nov;37(11):944-9.

4. Olino K, Edil BH, Meckel KF, Pan X, Thuluvath A, Pardoll DM, Schulick RD, Yoshimura K, Weber WP. Glycolipid Antigens Effectively Treat Hepatic Colorectal Cancer Metastases and Enhance the Therapeutic Efficacy of Live Attenuated Listeria Monocytogenes. Archives of Surgery (IF: 4.5, surgery, rank 5/188) 2012 May;147(5):480-2.

5. Adamina M, Rosenthal R and Weber WP (co-second authors), Frey DM, Viehl CT, Bolli M, Huegli RW, Jacob AL, Heberer M, Oertli D, Marti W, Spagnoli GC, Zajac P. Intranodal Immunization With a Vaccinia Virus Encoding Multiple Antigenic Epitopes and Costimulatory Molecules in Metastatic Melanoma. Molecular Therapy (IF: 6.2, medicine, research & experimental, rank 6/93) 2010;18(3):651-9.

6. Weber WP, Engelberger S, Viehl CT, Zanetti-Dallenbach R, Kuster S, Dirnhofer S, Wruk D, Oertli D, Marti WR. Accuracy of frozen section analysis versus specimen radiography during breast-conserving surgery for nonpalpable lesions. World Journal of Surgery (IF: 2.6, surgery, rank 25/148) 2008 Dec;32(12):2599-606.

7. Weber WP, Feder-Mengus C, Chiarugi A, Rosenthal R, Reschner A, Schumacher R, Zajac P, Misteli H, Frey DM, Oertli D, Heberer M, Spagnoli GC. Differential effects of the tryptophan metabolite 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid on the proliferation of human CD8+ T cells induced by TCR triggering or homeostatic cytokines. European Journal of Immunology (IF: 4.8, immunology, rank 17/117) 2006;36(2):296-304.

8. Weber WP, Marti WR, Zwahlen M, Misteli H, Rosenthal R, Reck S, Fueglistaler P, Bolli M, Trampuz A, Oertli D, Widmer AF. The timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. Annals of Surgery (IF: 8.5, surgery, rank 1/148) 2008;247(6):918-26.

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