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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)
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)
The blood lymphocyte population was studied in 23 breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen for 1.5-2 years, and in an equal number of control patients. The size and cellular composition of the blood lymphocyte population, as assessed by monoclonal antibodies directed against various subsets, did not differ between the two patient groups.(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)
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 roles of thyroid hormones and thyrotropin (TSH) in the development of Graves' ophthalmopathy are not clear. Some studies suggest a protective effect of thyroid hormones on experimental exophthalmos and an adverse effect of increased TSH levels. In September 1988 we introduced early thyroxine (T4) administration after 131I therapy for hyperthyroidism(More)
Three different 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-interferon-alpha-2b (IFN)-containing regimens were designed for treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. 87 patients with a Karnofsky index > or = 70 were included in three sequential non-randomised phase II trials. Regimen A consisted of 5-FU (750 mg/m2/day) given as a continuous infusion on days 1-5(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)
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)