Herman Høst

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PURPOSE In the period 1968 through 1988, The Norwegian Radium Hospital (NRH) treated an unselected population of 1,152 patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) that comprised more older patients (mean age, 43 years) than most other institutions. We considered it important to evaluate these patients for development of second cancers (SCs). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The long-term results of a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of postoperative radiotherapy as an adjuvant to radical mastectomy are presented. There were 1115 patients including 27 protocol deviants. The follow-up time is 11-20 years. In the first part a conventional roentgen unit was used, and in the second part a 60Co unit, with considerably(More)
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)
The ability of adjuvant radiotherapy to prevent distant metastasis and to prolong survival in patients with early breast cancer is much debated. The paper presents a joint analysis of long-term results (13-16 years' follow-up) from the Oslo and Stockholm randomised trials of post-operative megavoltage radiotherapy versus surgery alone. Among node-positive(More)
The previously established roles of radiotherapy in the management of small cell anaplastic carcinoma of the lung have changed with the development of improved chemotherapy. A group of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer has concluded that while there is established evidence that the addition of chemotherapy improves the results of(More)
On September 2, 1982, a 64-year-old man accidently received a heavy dose of gamma radiation in a plant for sterilization by radiation. He developed an acute radiation syndrome. The leukocyte count rapidly diminished to low values, and extensive chromosome injuries could be demonstrated in cultured lymphocytes. He was hospitalized in an isolated room, and(More)
The value of blood tests as prognostic factors in patients with recurrent rectal carcinomas treated with radiotherapy was studied in one retrospective (n = 114, 1976-1984) and one prospective (n = 100, 1985-1989) group of patients. The retrospective group was used for validation of the results from the prospective group. In univariate survival analyses, 19(More)
Eighty-three non-Hodgkin lymphomas classified according to the Kiel classification have been studied with regard to surface immunoglobulin (sIg) on cells in suspension and cytoplasmic immunoglobulin (cIg) by the peroxidase anti-peroxidase method (PAP) on formaline-fixed tissue sections. Fifty-six out of 66 examined (i.e. 85%) revealed a monoclonal staining(More)