Louise Olsson

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The development of noninvasive methods to detect and monitor tumors continues to be a major challenge in oncology. We used digital polymerase chain reaction-based technologies to evaluate the ability of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) to detect tumors in 640 patients with various cancer types. We found that ctDNA was detectable in >75% of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive methods for detecting colorectal tumors have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality from this disease. The mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene that initiate colorectal tumors theoretically provide an optimal marker for detecting colorectal tumors. The purpose of our study was to determine the feasibility of(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have independently found numerous loci at which common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) modestly influence the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to test 11 loci, reported to be associated with an increased or decreased risk of colorectal cancer: 8q23.3(More)
PURPOSE Recently a common variant of the TGFBR1 gene, TGFBR1*6A, has been proposed to act as a low-penetrance tumor susceptibility allele for colorectal cancer, but data from published studies with individually low statistical power are conflicting. To further evaluate the relationship between TGFBR1*6A and colorectal cancer risk, we have conducted a large(More)
Inhibition of lipid peroxidation by nitroxide radicals and their corresponding hydroxylamines was investigated. The nitroxides were either oxazolidines or piperidines, differing in substitution of the backbone of the molecule (a five or six-membered ring structure, respectively). Concentration requirements for 50% inhibition of microsomal lipid peroxidation(More)
The genetic susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC) has been estimated to be around 35% and yet high-penetrance germline mutations found so far explain less than 5% of all cases. Much of the remaining variations could be due to the co-inheritance of multiple low penetrant variants. The identification of all the susceptibility alleles could have public(More)
UNLABELLED Preoperative radiotherapy (PRT) in rectal cancer reduces the risk of local recurrence by at least half but the influence of the socioeconomic status of patients on the use of PRT is little investigated in Europe. METHODS Individually attained data on civil status, education and income were linked to the Swedish Rectal Cancer Registry 1995-2005(More)
The nitroxide OXANO. (2-Ethyl-2,5,5-trimethyl-3-oxazolidinoxyl) which in its reduced form, OXANOH (2-Ethyl-1-hydroxy-2,5,5-trimethyl-3-oxazolidine), is capable of reacting with short-lived radicals, forming a secondary stable radical, was used for ESR-detection of radical production in isolated cells. The properties of OXANO. and OXANOH in terms of(More)
Up to one-fourth of all colon cancer patients are reported as emergencies, and the aim of the present study was to scrutinize mode of presentation in this group. All reported cases of emergency (n = 263) and randomly selected elective controls (1:2) of colon cancer in four Swedish counties 2006–2008 were eligible (n = 854). Symptoms and aspects of(More)
BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer remain as major public health problems. Previous studies have demonstrated a lack of association between symptom duration and stage. Emergency cases are, however, known to present with a more advanced disease stage. This study was set up to define the effect of symptom duration on stage and survival(More)