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In a randomized clinical trial, 87 patients with inoperable, extensive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were randomized to receive either combination chemotherapy (cisplatin at 70 mg/m2 intravenously [i.v.] on day 1 and etoposide at 100 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1 and 200 mg/m2 orally on days 2 and 3) or symptomatic treatment. No statistically significant(More)
DNA-histograms were obtained by flow cytometry (FCM) of nuclei prepared from fresh bladder carcinoma biopsies and from 100 micron sections of paraffin-embedded material from the same biopsies. Linear regression analysis of ploidy values from fresh material versus those from paraffin blocks showed excellent correlation (R2 = 0.957). Owing to the high(More)
Single cell suspensions from 16 biopsies from 15 patients with metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma were prepared according to the method described by Vindeløv (1977) and the nuclear DNA content was measured by a laboratory-built flow cytometer. The DNA histograms thus obtained were compared with those obtained from suspensions of single nuclei from(More)
A group of 222 consecutive patients admitted with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aero-digestive tract were studied in a prospectively randomized and stratified clinical trial. One-half of the patients received bleomycin injected intramuscularly 1 hour before the radiation treatment daily for 5 days a week; the other half received radiation therapy(More)
Epithelial expression of HLA-DR determinants and CEA was studied by immunofluorescence in tissue sections from 33 large bowel carcinomas of different histological grade and clinico-pathological stage; flow cytometric DNA measurements were performed in 31 of the tumours. Well-differentiated carcinomas showed a strikingly patchy staining, particularly for(More)
A 32-year-old man underwent an operation for an oligodendroglioma of the left frontal lobe. Postoperatively he was irradiated to a target dose of 54 Gy. One year later he developed bilateral retinopathy quite similar to diabetic retinopathy. There were no clinical or biochemical signs of diabetes or hematological disease. The calculated maximum dose to the(More)
Cell suspensions of 59 primary operable mammary carcinomas in women were subjected to flow cytometric DNA analyses. The results were correlated to histopathological grading, clinical staging, menopausal status and estrogen receptor status. Thirty-two tumors showed a DNA peak above +25% of murine lymphocyte level and were named distinct aneuploid (AN).(More)
Immunofluorescence staining for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), secretory component (SC), and epithelial IgA was evaluated semiquantitatively in 85 large-bowel carcinomas in relation to degree of tumour differentiation, Dukes' stage, and plasma CEA level. The tumours were divided into a near-diploid (ND, 28) and an aneuploid group (AN, 57) by means of(More)
In a randomized trial, patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer with limited disease were randomly given either radiotherapy (42 Gy) or combination chemotherapy with cisplatin, 70 mg/m2, and etoposide, 100 mg/m2, given every third week with a maximum of 4 cycles. The patients were asked to fill in a questionnaire concerning psychosocial(More)