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We have analysed the predictive and prognostic information in preoperatively collected serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in patients clinically evaluated as operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Fifty-eight patients with operable NSCLC were included. VEGF and bFGF levels in serum were(More)
Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) has been demonstrated to protect oncogenic variants of signalling molecules from degradation and may consequently serve as a therapeutic target for the treatment of oesophageal cancer for which adequate therapy is often lacking. We studied the expression of Hsp90 in tumour tissues of human oesophageal cancer and the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND The formation of new microvessels from the existing vascular bed is known as angiogenesis and is normally under the tight regulatory control of angiogenic factors. This control is lost in malignant tumours. Previous studies have correlated increased microvessel density with poor prognosis in patients with primary lung cancer. MATERIALS AND(More)
The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma is rising, and tumour markers are attracting attention as a possible alternative to clinical examination in the follow-up situation. S100 is the preferred marker for malignant melanoma, and correlation between serum S100 and disease relapse and survival has been reported. S100 tests previously used in clinical(More)
Human papilloma virus (HPV) in patients with esophageal carcinoma has previously been studied with an average detection rate of 15%, but the role of HPV in relation to survival is less clear. In cervical cancer, lung cancer and tonsil cancer HPV viral load is a predictive factor for survival and outcome of treatment. The primary aim was to study the(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we investigated whether the presence of p53 antibodies in sera before of during/after radiation therapy can predict increased survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. PATIENTS AND MATERIALS Sera from 67 patients with a histopathologically confirmed diagnosis of nonsmall cell lung cancer have been investigated using(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with metastazing malignant melanoma have a poor outcome and determination of thickness of the primary tumor remains as the most important prognostic predictor. The aim of this study was to use an antibody-based proteomics strategy to search for new molecular markers associated with melanoma progression. Two proteins, TRP-1 and(More)
Lung cancer causes approximately one million deaths each year worldwide and protein p53 has been shown to be involved in the intricate processes regulating response to radiation and/or chemotherapeutic treatment. Consequently, since antibodies against p53 (anti-p53 antibodies) are associated with mutations within the p53 gene it seems likely that these(More)
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) is an enzyme associated with vascular systems in mammals. SSAO catalyzes the deamination of primary monoamines and has been suggested to be a risk factor in vascular disorders, e.g., diabetic vascular complications. The primary aim of the present study was to investigate if serum SSAO activity is associated with(More)