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UNLABELLED 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography-scan (PET/CT) is used increasingly for detection of cancer. Precise diagnostic assessment of tumour extension in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is of critical importance for ensuring that patients receive proper treatment. Preliminary studies have shown(More)
This study examined the in vitro percutaneous penetration of five pesticides covering a wide range of solubilities and different molecular weights, which allowed discussion of penetration of single pesticides as well as a comparison between penetration characteristics of different pesticides. The five pesticides were the fungicides methiocarb, pirimicarb(More)
Protease nexin-1 (PN-1) belongs to the serpin family of serine protease inhibitors. It is the phylogenetically closest relative of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). Whilst there are numerous studies of the occurrence and functions of PAI-1 in cancer, a possible tumour biological role of PN-1 has been almost totally neglected. We have now compared(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in patients with penile cancer and assess SNB complications in a national multicentre setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospectively data were collected from records in four university centres by one medical doctor covering all SNBs performed in Denmark between 1 January(More)
PURPOSE To validate lymphatic mapping combined with sentinel lymph node biopsy as a staging procedure, and to evaluate the possible clinical implications of added oblique lymphoscintigraphy and/or tomography and test the intra- and interobserver reproducibility of lymphoscintigraphy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty patients (17 F and 23 M, aged 32-90) with 24(More)
BACKGROUND Extended histopathologic work-up has increased the detection of micrometastasis in sentinel lymph nodes in malignant melanoma and breast cancer. The aim of this study was to examine if (A) step-sectioning of the central 1000 microM at 250 microM levels with immunostaining were accurate when compared with (B) step-sectioning and immunostaining of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Significant tumour progression was observed during waiting time for treatment of head and neck cancer. To reduce waiting times, a Danish national policy of fast track accelerated clinical pathways was introduced in 2007. This study describes changes in waiting time and the potential influence of fast track by comparing waiting times in(More)
The DBCCR1 gene at chromosome 9q33 has been identified as a candidate tumour suppressor, which is frequently targeted by promoter hypermethylation in bladder cancer. Here, we studied the possible involvement of DBCCR1 in the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma. DNA from 34 tumours was examined for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at three markers(More)
A high level of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 or SERPINE1) in tumor extracts is a marker of a poor prognosis in human cancers, including oral carcinomas. However, the mechanisms responsible for the upregulation of PAI-1 in cancers remain unclear. Investigating specific PAI-1 expressing cells in oral carcinomas by immunohistochemistry, we found(More)
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is increasingly being used in transdermal drug delivery systems. The target organ concentration of a drug administered dermally will depend on the rate of dermal absorption and the systemic elimination. We have studied the intra- and interindividual variation in dermal penetration of fentanyl in an in vitro model(More)