Carl A. Olsson

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Castration initiates extensive apoptosis of the secretory epithelial cells lining the ducts of the rat ventral prostate, resulting in the striking regression of this male sexual accessory tissue. We had previously described the paradox of finding similar cascades of gene activity (c-fos greater than c-myc greater than hsp-70) induced during the early period(More)
MN is a novel cell surface antigen originally detected in human HeLa cells. Although it is also expressed in normal gastric mucosa, this antigen was previously found to be expressed in cells with a malignant phenotype in certain tissues of the female genital tract (cervix and ovary). Using an oligonucleotide primer set specific for MN-complimentary DNA, we(More)
The androgen receptor (AR), a transcription factor that mediates the action of androgens in target tissues, is expressed in nearly all prostate cancers. Carcinoma of the prostate is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in men in industrialized countries. Palliative treatment for non-organ-confined prostate cancer aims to down-regulate the concentration of(More)
BACKGROUND The open-label, single-arm enzalutamide expanded access program (EAP) in the United States and Canada evaluated the safety of enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who had previously received docetaxel. METHODS Patients (n = 507) received enzalutamide 160 mg/day until disease progression,(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple scoring systems have been proposed for prostate MRI reporting. We sought to review the clinical impact of the new Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System v2 (PI-RADS) and compare those results to our proposed Simplified Qualitative System (SQS) score with respect to detection of prostate cancers and clinically significant prostate(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the effect of prostate weight on perioperative data, and the pathological and functional outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were available from 716 consecutive patients before, during and after undergoing RALP at one institution. Prostate size was arbitrarily stratified by(More)
Androgenic steroids regulate the proliferation rate of normal and malignant prostate cells. In order to investigate the molecular basis of this control, we utilized Northern and Western blot techniques to measure changes in the expression of individual genes during the early phase of prostate regrowth. Vestigial ventral prostate glands of 7-day castrated(More)
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