Peter J Wersäll

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This study was based on 192 patients treated surgically for 228 metastatic lesions of the long bones from 1986 through 1995. The survival rate was 0.3 at 1 year after surgery. The surgical treatment consisted of resection and reconstruction of the involved bone (18), intralesional curettage (133), or stabilization only (77). Reconstruction was achieved by(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We investigated the results of using stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for 58 patients with renal cell carcinomas (RCC) who were evaluated restrospectively for response rates, local control rates and side effects. PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1997 to January 2003, 50 patients suffering from metastatic RCC and eight patients with(More)
A retrospective study has indicated that stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) has a value in treating both primary tumors and singular metastatic lesions that cause local symptoms. Here we present the results of a prospective study evaluating the safety and local efficacy of SRT in metastatic or inoperable primary renal cancer. Thirty patients with metastatic(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a serine protease secreted at low levels by normal luminal epithelial cells of the prostate and in significantly higher levels by prostate cancer cells. Therefore, PSA is a potential target for various immunotherapeutical approaches against prostate cancer. DNA vaccination has been investigated as immunotherapy for(More)
Human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (lymphocytes and monocytes) were preincubated for 0–24 h with human recombinant granulocyte-monocyte-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and used as effector cells in an 18 h antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) assay with SW948 (a human colorectal carcinoma cell line) as target cells and mAb 17-1A. A(More)
BACKGROUND About 2% of patients with a carcinoma in one kidney develop either metastases or a new primary tumor in the contralateral kidney. Often, renal cancers progress rapidly at peripheral sites and a metastasis to the second kidney may not be the patient's main problem. However, when an initial renal cancer is more indolent yet spreads to the formerly(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), although occurring less frequently than prostate and bladder cancer, is actually the most malignant urologic disease, killing >35% of affected patients. Therefore, investigation of the nature of premalignant lesions of the kidney is a relevant issue. Following the most recent histological classification RCC can be subdivided into(More)
A systematic review of radiation therapy trials in several tumour types was performed by The Swedish Council of Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). The procedures for evaluation of the scientific literature are described separately (Acta Oncol 2003; 42: 357-365). This synthesis of the literature on radiation therapy for skeletal metastases is based(More)
 Malignant glioblastoma may over-express the epidermal-growth-factor receptor (EGF-R). Normal brain cells show a low or no expression of EGF-R. A mouse monoclonal antibody (IgG2A) (mAb 425) (EMD55900) (Merck KGaA, Bernstadt, Germany) directed against EGF-R was produced for therapeutic use. Eight patients with primary or recurrent, EGF-R-positive(More)