Jayanthi Stjernswärd

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Oral cancer presents a serious public health problem in south-east Asian countries. In Sri Lanka and India 35-40% of all cancers are reported to be oral cancers, which are curable if detected in the early stages. The idea that, in developing countries, one of the few practical approaches to early detection of these cases could be through the utilization of(More)
By examination of incidence, mortality, and relative frequency data, an estimate has been made of the number of cancer cases in 12 common sites and of all cancers that occurred in 1975 and in the 24 areas of the world for which the UN publishes population data. While several cancers are of importance in localized areas or regions; e.g., cancer of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To calculate and present the caries prevalence for some countries/states among 12-year-olds, expressed as Significant Caries Index (SiC Index) and to analyse the relationship between the mean DMFT and the SiC Index for these countries. SiC Index is the mean DMFT of the one-third of a population with the highest caries values. METHODS An(More)
Rabbit anti-mouse lymphoid-eell serum (ALS) could either facilitate or inhibit the outgrowth of antigenic sarcoma and lymphoma cell grafts in syngencic hosts, depending on the tumorhost combination. In certain cases, the treatment acted in parallel with the response of the preimmunized host leading to a more efficient rejection. In other cases the opposite(More)
Human peripheral lymphocytes from tumor-bearing and non-tumor-bearing patients were added to monolayer cultures of autochthonous and allogeneic normal or neoplastic cells in vitro with or without phytohemagglutinin (PHA). The normal cells were derived from skin, the tumor cells from postnasal carcinomas or sarcomas. The cultures were scored for clearly(More)
In 79 cases of histologically verified anaplastic giant-cell carcinoma, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis were documented. Seventy-eight patients are dead, the mean survival time being 2.5 months. One patient is cured. It was concluded that surgery and/or radiotherapy alone are not sufficient. The results from an additional 8 patients also treated with(More)
Cancer pain relief is a ubiquitous but neglected public health problem. Every day more than three and a half million people suffer from cancer pain, but only a fraction receive treatment for it. Relatively simple and inexpensive methods of pain relief are available. Adequate pain relief is not reaching a great number of cancer patients in developed(More)
Histological changes in tracheobronchial and bronchopulmonary lymph nodes of patients with operable (i.e. stages T1/2, N0/1, M0) bronchogenic squamous cell carcinoma were examined histometrically. Out of 29 patients, 10 survived less than 12 months and 19 lived longer than two years after surgery. Quantitative methods were employed for measuring structural(More)