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Several recent studies have indicated that cells at the invasive tumour margins often are different from cells within other parts of various human cancers. In this work, we have studied all squamous cell carcinomas of the floor of the mouth registered in Norway during the years 1963-1972 (N = 96). Borderline cases and cases given no treatment were excluded.(More)
The prognostic value of histopathologic grading of oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) has varied from not any to highly significant. We have retrospectively studied all (130) SCCs registered in Norway 1963-72 in the buccal and maxillary alveolar mucosa. From 68 of these cases biopsy specimens of acceptable quality were obtained. Broders' method of grading(More)
In the current study of the prognosis of all patients (N equals 70) with squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of floor of mouth in Norway during the period 1963 to 1972, the authors found that patients with Rhesus (Rh) (D)-negative blood group had significantly poorer prognosis (mean 5-year survival, 8%) than patients with Rh (D)-positive blood group (5-year(More)
BACKGROUND Enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) is a member of the Polycomb group of genes that is involved in epigenetic silencing and cell cycle regulation. METHODS We studied EZH2 expression in 409 patients with colorectal cancer stages II and III. The patients were included in a randomised study, and treated with surgery alone or surgery followed by(More)
Fine needle aspiration cytologic specimens from pancreatic lesions in 77 patients were blindly reviewed. The patients were divided into two subgroups: group A included 19 patients without malignancy of the pancreas, and group B included 58 patients with confirmed malignancy (primary or secondary) of the pancreas. The original cytologic diagnoses in both(More)
This paper presents the cytologic features of fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens from three cases of ductal carcinoma in situ characterized by small and uniform tumor cells growing in a predominantly cribriform pattern without comedo necrosis (low-grade cribriform ductal carcinoma in situ). On cytology, most of the tumor cells were clustered in(More)
Smears from 10 intraductal carcinomas of the comedo type without microinfiltration were compared with smears from 10 similar tumors with suspected or proven microinfiltration and smears from 10 invasive comedo carcinomas. Microinvasive tumors could not be separated from purely intraductal cases unless tumor cell infiltration in mammary fat was seen in the(More)
Alterations on the cell surface of the oligosaccharide portion of glycoproteins and glycolipids are thought to play a role in tumorigenesis. Sialyltransferase catalyzes the incorporation of sialic acid to the carbohydrate group of glycoconjugates. Sialyltransferase has been found elevated in different tumour tissues and in the serum of cancer patients. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from breast lesions in males and to determine the frequency of benign versus malignant histopathologic diagnoses in surgical biopsies from male breast lesions. STUDY DESIGN FNAC specimens from breast lesions taken from 241 males over 8.5 years were divided into four(More)
A total of 52 intraductal carcinomas were classified according to nuclear size and histologic subtype and immunostained for neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and c-erbB-2 oncoprotein. Eleven out of 13 cases of the large cell comedo variant of intraductal carcinoma exhibited strong c-erbB-2 protein immunoreactivity, while only one was NSE positive. Nineteen out(More)