Henric Blomgren

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A stereotactic body frame with a fixation device has been developed for stereotactic radiation therapy of extracranial targets, a precision localization and positioning system in analogy with the stereotactic head frames used for intracranial targets. Results of the first 42 treated tumors in 31 patients are presented. Most of the patients had solitary(More)
BACKGROUND Ophthalmopathy caused by Graves' disease may first appear or worsen during or after treatment for hyperthyroidism. It is not known, however, whether choosing to treat hyperthyroidism with antithyroid drugs, iodine-131, or surgery affects the development or aggravation of Graves' ophthalmopathy. METHODS We studied 168 patients with(More)
A method for stereotactic high-dose radiotherapy of malignancies in the abdomen has been developed. A stereotactic frame for the body has been developed and a method for fixation of the patient in the frame is described. The reproducibility in the stereotactic system of tumours in the liver and the lung was found to be within 5-8 mm for 90% of the patient(More)
PURPOSE We studied the prognostic value of thymidylate synthase (TS) expression in primary colorectal cancer (CRC) and the role of TS expression as a predictor of chemotherapeutic benefit in patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS TS expression was immunohistochemically assessed on tumor sections from 862 patients with CRC Dukes'(More)
Anaplastic giant cell carcinoma of the thyroid is a rare but highly malignant tumor. At the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have been used separately or in various combinations in 81 patients admitted with this diagnosis during 1971-1997. In this study, we present the various multimodality treatment regimens and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We investigated the results of using stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for 58 patients with renal cell carcinomas (RCC) who were evaluated restrospectively for response rates, local control rates and side effects. PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1997 to January 2003, 50 patients suffering from metastatic RCC and eight patients with(More)
The incidence of malignant tumors and leukemia was analyzed in 829 patients with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and in 829 individually age-matched and sex-matched patients with colloid goiter. Diagnoses were based on cytologic studies of specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The patients were examined between 1959 and 1978 and were followed(More)
A retrospective study has indicated that stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) has a value in treating both primary tumors and singular metastatic lesions that cause local symptoms. Here we present the results of a prospective study evaluating the safety and local efficacy of SRT in metastatic or inoperable primary renal cancer. Thirty patients with metastatic(More)
Several epidemiological studies indicate an inverse relation between plasma cholesterol and the occurrence of cancer. Since we in previous studies have found that certain malignant cell types have an elevated LDL receptor activity, the aim of the present study was to further explore the possibility that an elevated LDL consumption by tumor cells causes(More)
BACKGROUND About 2% of patients with a carcinoma in one kidney develop either metastases or a new primary tumor in the contralateral kidney. Often, renal cancers progress rapidly at peripheral sites and a metastasis to the second kidney may not be the patient's main problem. However, when an initial renal cancer is more indolent yet spreads to the formerly(More)