Olav Anton Haugen

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Molecular subtyping of breast cancer may provide additional prognostic information regarding patient outcome. However, its clinical significance remains to be established. In this study, the main aims were to discover whether reclassification of breast cancer into molecular subtypes provides more precise information regarding outcome compared to(More)
Breast cancer can be classified into molecular subtypes that differ in clinical characteristics and prognosis. There is some but conflicting evidence that reproductive risk factors may differ between distinct breast cancer subtypes. We investigated associations of reproductive factors with the risk for six molecular breast cancer subtypes in a cohort of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Aging of injuries on a victim's body is an important aspect of forensic medicine. Currently, visual assessment and colorimetry based on empirical criteria are the most common techniques for this task, although the results are uncertain. A trauma causing localized vessel damage will rapidly result in a pool of blood in subcutaneous(More)
Tobacco smoking has been reported to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, particularly of the lungs. In spite of extensive research on the health effects of tobacco smoking, the substances in tobacco smoke exerting these negative health effects are not completely known. Nicotine is the substance giving the subjective(More)
Male Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to inhalation of n-C9 to n-C13 alkanes close to air saturation at 20 degrees (4438, 1369, 442, 142 and 41 p.p.m., respectively) for 8 hours and observed for the following 14 days. In addition, exposure to higher and lower concentrations of n-C9 was performed. The concentration of alkane in the brain after exposure(More)
Biopsies from human prostates were obtained from normal and hyperplastic glands. The intracellular concentrations of calcium, zinc, and magnesium were analyzed using X-ray microanalysis of freeze-dried cryosections. Two prostate biopsies were obtained from kidney donors, ages 19 and 50 years, without any sign of benign nodular hyperplasia. The normal(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in the United States; the majority of these deaths are caused by the rupture of vulnerable plaques. An important feature of vulnerable plaques is the thickness of the fibrous cap that covers the necrotic core. A thickness of less than 65 microm has been proposed as a value that renders the plaque prone to(More)
Neuroendocrine (NE) differentiation of prostatic adenocarcinomas has received increasing attention in recent years as a result of possible implications on prognosis and therapy. The incidence of NE cells in tumors has been reported from 10% up to 100%. Several studies have shown chromogranin A (CgA) to be the most reliable serum marker of NE(More)
Monolayer cultures of human prostatic (PC-3) and cervical (NHIK 3025) carcinoma cells were grown on formvar film and exposed to moderate concentrations of contrast agents for 30 minutes to 4 hours. After the exposure period, the monolayers were quickly frozen, and cryosections were examined by electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis. Iodine was not(More)