M J Alavaikko

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The nuclear DNA content of 17 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors was measured from paraffin-embedded tissue with flow cytometry. The tumors were classified by immunostaining with antisera for synaptophysin, insulin, gastrin, glucagon, pancreatic polypeptide, somatostatin, and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide. Eight (47%) of the 17 tumors were aneuploid, and(More)
The findings at abdominal ultrasonography (US) in 40 patients with myelofibrosis were reviewed, 20 patients being examined at initial diagnosis and 31 at later stages. Splenomegaly was found in 80% at initial diagnosis and in 97% at later stages. The spleen of 2 patients appeared homogeneously hypoechoic and inhomogeneous in one. Focal splenic lesions were(More)
The development of sporadic human breast cancer is associated with the accumulation of genetic alterations on several chromosomes. In the case of chromosome 11, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at loci on the short arm has been well documented and suggests the presence of a suppressor gene(s) at 11p15.5. However, the evidence for similar events on the long arm(More)
We determined nuclear DNA content from 308 archival paraffin-embedded malignant breast tumours and evaluated the survival of the patients by univariate and multivariate statistical analyses. The overall 8-year survival rate of stage I-III breast cancer patients was 74.3% in DNA-diploid and 51.2% in DNA-aneuploid tumours (P less than 0.0001). DNA ploidy had(More)
To optimize the prognostic value of DNA flow cytometry in breast cancer the authors calculated several parameters from the DNA histogram, including the DNA index, the size and number of aneuploid peaks as well as S-phase and G2/M-phase cell cycle fractions. Of these, DNA index and S-phase fraction (SPF) proved to be the most valuable prognostic indices. DNA(More)
Finland's participation in the European Union has meant that Finnish markets have been opened to international competition and that the traditional alcohol policy decision-making that revolved around Alko, the state alcohol monopoly company, has become impossible. The influence of private commercial interests increased in the 1990s but not in a(More)
Tenascin is an extracellular matrix protein which accumulates in the stroma of various malignant and some benign neoplasms. This has been verified in several immunohistochemical studies. The distribution of tenascin immunoreactivity in lymphatic tissues and neoplasias, however, has not been thoroughly studied. In this investigation we analyzed tenascin(More)
The distribution of follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) was studied in 66 lymph nodes affected by Hodgkin's disease (HD) from as many patients with the use of the monoclonal antibody Ki-FDC1P, which stains FDCs in paraffin sections. Two distinct FDC patterns were distinguishable in the neoplastic areas: pattern A, showing FDC networks occupied by nongerminal(More)