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The results of the Swedish two-county trial of mammographic screening for breast cancer are presented, updated to December 31, 1990, which is an average of 10.8 years follow-up per person. The main result of the trial in terms of breast cancer mortality remained the same: compared with the control group, the group invited to screening had a relative breast(More)
A randomised controlled trial to investigate the efficacy of mass screening with single-view mammography in reducing mortality from breast cancer was started in Sweden in 1977. 162 981 women aged 40 years or more and living in the counties of Kopparberg and Ostergötland were enrolled in the study and divided at random into 2 groups. Each woman in the study(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have found a smaller effect of breast cancer screening on breast cancer mortality in women aged younger than 50 years compared with older women. Various possible reasons have been suggested for this, but none firmly is established. METHODS The Swedish Two-County Study is a randomized trial of breast cancer screening of women(More)
We evaluated biopsy specimens from the Achilles tendon in 40 patients with long-standing achillodynia and an ultrasonographic widened tendon with hypoechogenic areas. We used a standardized protocol to assess the general tendon pathology score of paraffin-embedded specimens stained with HE. Stereologic measurement of the volume density of glycosaminoglycan(More)
  • A. Gad
  • British journal of cancer
  • 1969
ALTHOUGH the mucosubstances in the alimentary tract of rodents have been the subject of many chemical and histochemical studies (e.g. Spicer, 1960, 1962), little is known about the character and chemical composition or the cell of origin of the mucosubstances of different parts of the human alimentary tract under normal conditions and in various(More)
The results of the Swedish two-county study are analysed with respect to tumour size, nodal status and malignancy grade, and the relationship of these prognostic factors to screening and to survival. It is shown that these factors can account for much of the differences in survival between incidence screen detected, interval and control group cancers but to(More)
OBJECTIVES We performed a comparative study of ultrasonography and gadolinium imaging contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance to evaluate tendon pathology in chronic Achilles tendon disorder. Another main issue was to evaluate the structural basis as defined by histopathology from hypoechoic compared with normoechoic areas within the same tendon.(More)
Four lipomatous lesions of the uterus are reported and the available literature from 1965 to 1976 is reviewed. It is suggested that these lesions result from metamorphosis of uterine smooth muscle which can proceed to form localised or diffuse mature adipose tissue in a leiomyoma or in the myometrium. Three terms are suggested for the nomenclature of the(More)
Using 1,973 breast tumours from women aged 40-69 participating in the Swedish two-county trial of mammographic screening for breast cancer, we examined the effect of histological type on prognosis and sojourn time (the duration of the preclinical screen-detectable phase) by age. The hypothesis of dedifferentiation, according to which a cancer of mixed(More)