Mieke Van Hemelrijck

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We quantified associations between IgE and cancer in a meta-analysis and cohort study. Pubmed and Embase were searched to extract information using predefined inclusion criteria. In the Apolipoprotein MOrtality RISk (AMORIS) database, 24,820 persons had IgE measurements. Multivariate Cox proportional hazard models were used to analyze associations between(More)
Background:Inflammation has been linked with development of some cancers. We investigated systemic inflammation in relation to colorectal cancer incidence and subsequent survival using common serum inflammatory markersDesign:A cohort of men and women aged 20 years and older in greater Stockholm area with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin measured(More)
A detailed analysis of lipid profiles, using apolipoproteins, has not yet been conducted for prostate cancer (PCa). Since several etiological pathways have been proposed for PCa and lipids, we aimed to study this in a large Swedish cohort with 1,469 primary prostate cancers. A cohort (n = 69,735) of all men aged 35 years or older, whose levels of(More)
Background:The increasing global trends in obesity and its associated burden of disease indicate a need to identify modifiable determinants of obesity.Methods:A total of 182 nutrition and lifestyles factors were investigated in relation to abdominal obesity among 7,403 male and 8,328 female participants of the Third U.S. National Health and Examination(More)
One-third of breast cancers present as non-palpable lesions. The current gold standard treatment for these cancers is localized wide local excision using wire-guided localization (WGL). WGL has drawbacks including technical and scheduling issues resulting in the development of alternative radioguided techniques (RGL). A systematic review was performed to(More)
Most papers implicitly assume competing risks to be induced by residual cohort heterogeneity, i.e. heterogeneity that is not captured by the recorded covariates. Based on this observation we develop a generic statistical description of competing risks that unifies the main schools of thought. Assuming heterogeneity-induced competing risks is much weaker(More)
Abnormal glucose and lipids levels may impact survival after breast cancer (BC) diagnosis, but their association to other causes of mortality such as cardiovascular (CV) disease may result in a competing risk problem. We assessed serum glucose, triglycerides (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) measured prospectively 3 months to 3 years before diagnosis in 1798(More)
The standard for the treatment of early non-palpable breast cancers is wide local excision directed by wire-guided localization and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). This has drawbacks technically and due to reliance upon radioisotopes. We evaluated the use of a magnetic tracer for its localization capabilities and concurrent performance of SLNB using a(More)
PURPOSE Systematic transrectal ultrasound biopsies have been the first-line biopsy strategy in men with suspected prostate cancer for over 30 years. Transperineal biopsy is an alternative approach but has been predominately reserved as a repeat biopsy strategy and not widely used as a first-line approach. This study evaluates the diagnostic and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the learning curve for the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) procedure and discuss the optimal usage of prospectively documented outcome data for reporting a surgeon's performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using prospectively collected data from the first series of patients to undergo LRP by two surgeons in the same institution,(More)