Henning T. Mouridsen

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It is unclear if depression or depressive symptoms have an effect on mortality in breast cancer patients. In this population-based, nationwide, retrospective cohort study in Denmark, depression was defined as affective or anxiety disorders that necessitated psychiatric hospital admission. All the affective and anxiety disorders were divided and categorized(More)
AIM OF DATABASE Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group (DBCG), with an associated database, was introduced as a nationwide multidisciplinary group in 1977 with the ultimate aim to improve the prognosis in breast cancer. Since then, the database has registered women diagnosed with primary invasive nonmetastatic breast cancer. The data reported from the(More)
BACKGROUND Postmastectomy radiotherapy is associated with a lower locoregional recurrence rate and improved disease-free and overall survival when combined with chemotherapy in premenopausal high-risk breast-cancer patients. However, whether the same benefits apply also in postmenopausal women treated with adjuvant tamoxifen for similar high-risk cancer is(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between tumor tissue levels of total tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) and prognosis in patients with primary breast cancer and to analyze whether measurement of TIMP-1 in tumor extracts added prognostic information to that obtained from measurements of urokinase-type plasminogen(More)
Oestrogen receptor concentrations were measured in primary tumours of 291 postmenopausal breast cancer patients with high risk of recurrence. These patients were a subset of the 1650 patients participating in the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group's trial of adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen (30 mg daily for one year). A cut-off point of 10 fmol/mg(More)
We examined the relationship between tumor tissue level of the complex formed of urokinase (uPA) and its type-1 inhibitor (PAI-1) and survival of breast cancer patients. The study included 342 axillary lymph node-negative and-positive primary breast cancer patients with a median follow-up of 67 months. Using a newly established ELISA, the levels of(More)
The tumor level of TIMP-1 has been suggested as a new prognostic marker in breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether TIMP-1 also carries prognostic information when measured in blood as this is a much more preferable material compared with tumor extracts. Using ELISA, TIMP-1 was measured in prospectively collected preoperative(More)
Reproductive factors are known to be aetiologically important in breast cancer, but less is known regarding their effect on breast cancer prognosis. We have investigated the prognostic effect of age at first birth and total parity using data from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group that, since 1977, has collected population-based information on(More)
Several studies have demonstrated an association between high tumor tissue levels of total tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) and a poor prognosis of primary breast cancer patients. In the present study we investigated whether measurements of the uncomplexed fraction of TIMP-1 added prognostic information to that already obtained from total(More)
The activity and toxicity of single-agent standard-dose doxorubicin were compared with that of two schedules of high-dose epirubicin. A total of 334 chemonaive patients with histologically confirmed advanced soft-tissue sarcomas received (A) doxorubicin 75 mg m(-2) on day 1 (112 patients), (B) epirubicin 150 mg m(-2) on day 1 (111 patients) or (C)(More)