H. Christiansen

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BACKGROUND Data for multiple common susceptibility alleles for breast cancer may be combined to identify women at different levels of breast cancer risk. Such stratification could guide preventive and screening strategies. However, empirical evidence for genetic risk stratification is lacking. METHODS We investigated the value of using 77 breast(More)
Since germline mutations in the PALB2 (Partner and Localizer of BRCA2) gene have been identified as breast cancer (BC) susceptibility alleles, the geographical spread and risks associated with PALB2 mutations are subject of intense investigation. Patients with bilateral breast cancer constitute a valuable group for genetic studies. We have thus scanned the(More)
Whereas in the adult population 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence guidance has been widely accepted for improving the extent of tumor resection, the application in children remains an off-label use. Even though most pediatric study protocols require a complete resection for improving outcome parameters, only few pediatric patients have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the oncologic and functional outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in the treatment of advanced laryngeal cancer. DESIGN Prospective case series study. SETTING Multi-institution (academic, tertiary referral centers). PATIENTS A total of 117 patients with pathologically confirmed T2 to T4 lesions, stage III or stage IV,(More)
Bloom’s syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive chromosomal instability disorder with a high incidence of various types of neoplasia, including breast cancer. Whether monoallelic BLM mutations predispose to breast cancer has been a long-standing question. A nonsense mutation, p.Q548X, has recently been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer in a(More)
Standard treatment of single brain metastases so far is tumour resection in combination with postoperative whole-brain radiotherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery. Here, we report retrospectively our first experience with postoperative hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (hfSRT) to the resection cavity in order to replace upfront WBRT with respect to(More)
PURPOSE The analysis was designed to identify the optimal radiation technique for patients with malignant glioma. METHODS A volumetric-modulated radiation treatment technique (RapidArc), an IMRT technique and a 3D conformal technique were calculated on computed tomograms of 14 consecutive patients with malignant glioma. The treatment plans were compared(More)
Consultant, OECD Economics Department and Professor of Economics, Swarthmore College United States (email: sgolub1@swarthmore.edu). The author thanks the following OECD colleagues for comments and encouragement: Guiseppe Nicoletti, Michael Feiner, Jørgen Elmeskov, Sven Blöndal, Peter Jarrett, Andrew Dean, Mark Pearson, Eva Thiel, Hans Christiansen, Paul(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) are radiosensitive, and radiotherapy is the standard curative treatment. Furthermore, it has been shown that combined radiochemotherapy improves prognosis in locally advanced stages. Further encouraging results have been obtained with adjuvant interferon-beta after primary radio(chemo)therapy in childhood undifferentiated(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of breast carcinoma with a poor prognosis. Recent evidence suggests that some patients with TNBC harbour germ-line mutations in DNA repair genes which may render their tumours susceptible to novel therapies such as treatment with PARP inhibitors. In the present study, we have investigated a(More)