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Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female genital tract in Western countries. Monitoring the incidence is important for health care planning and the identification of risk factors. We present an age-period-cohort analysis of incidence trends of endometrial cancer in Norway from 1953 to 2007 and compare the incidence trends with those in 3(More)
Obesity is a major risk factor for endometrial cancer. Still, the association of obesity-related metabolic factors, such as serum lipids and lipoprotein levels, is unclear. We prospectively examined the association of serum levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL), and HDL(More)
Receptor tyrosine kinases play an important role in malignant transformation of epithelial cells by activating signal transduction pathways important for proliferation, invasion and metastasis. In a pilot study (n = 40), we evaluated expression of the c-Met and Her2/neu receptor tyrosine kinases and the c-Met ligand hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor(More)
L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) overexpression has been reported to be strongly associated with poor prognosis in early stage endometrial cancer (EC). We aimed at the validation of L1CAM as a marker of poor prognosis in an independent study population. Patients with endometrioid EC FIGO stage I, were treated at Oslo University Hospital between 2005 and(More)
AIMS Tyrosine kinase receptors Her2/neu and c-Met play an important role in breast cancer development and progression. Our aim was to determine the expression of c-Met, its ligand hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) and Her2/neu in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lesions of the breast (n = 39) by two different immunocytochemical techniques,(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD), or isolated tumor cells (ITCs) in bone marrow, may be the source of potentially fatal overt distant metastases in solid tumors even years after primary treatment. MRD can be detected by immunohistochemical methods using antibodies directed against cytokeratins or cell-surface markers or molecular, polymerase chain(More)
PURPOSE This follow-up of a randomized study was conducted to assess the long-term effects of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in the adjuvant treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1968 and 1974, 568 patients with stage I endometrial cancer were included. After primary surgery, patients were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND The addition of anthracyclines to platinum-based chemotherapy may provide benefit in survival in ovarian cancer patients. We evaluated the effect on survival of adding epirubicin to standard carboplatin and paclitaxel. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a prospectively randomized phase III study comparing carboplatin plus paclitaxel (TC; area(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the aromatase inhibitor exemestane in patients with advanced, persistent or recurrent endometrial carcinoma. We performed an open-label one-arm, two-stage, phase II study of 25 mg of oral exemestane in 51 patients with advanced (FIGO stage III-IV) or relapsed endometrioid endometrial cancer. Patients were stratified(More)