Samuel Rotstein

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Colorectal adenomas are recognised as precursors of colorectal carcinomas. The significance of hyperplastic (metaplastic) colorectal polyps is unknown. The relationship between hyperplastic polyps and adenomas, and the prevalence and incidence of these lesions were evaluated in individuals predisposed to familial colorectal cancer. (More)
Genetic alterations that occur in human breast cancers are believed to be of importance for initiation as well as progression of the disease. In order to find a genetic alteration that may be used as a prognostic marker, 82 familial breast carcinomas were analyzed for loss of constitutional heterozygosity at polymorphic loci on all chromosomes. Frequently(More)
Three loci have been implicated in the etiology of familial breast cancer; the BRCA1 locus on 17q, the p53 gene on 17p, and the androgen receptor gene on the X chromosome. However, it has been estimated that in approximately 50% of all breast cancer families the predisposing genetic defect is not linked to any of these three loci. In an attempt to identify(More)
PURPOSE To analyze different events that determine event-free survival (EFS) in a randomized trial on adjuvant radiotherapy in early breast cancer patients with more than 15 years of follow-up evaluation. PATIENTS AND METHODS The trial included 960 patients with a unilateral, operable breast cancer. Surgery consisted of a modified radical mastectomy. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychological consequences of genetic counseling followed by a surveillance program using colonoscopy among individuals with increased risk of colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred sixty-five individuals, participating in a surveillance program with colonoscopy, were mailed a survey questionnaire that assessed their(More)
To evaluate true acupuncture to control acupuncture (CTRL) (non-insertive stimulation at non-acupuncture points) in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen suffering from hot flushes and sweatings. Eighty-four patients were randomized to receive either true acupuncture or CTRL twice a week for 5 weeks. Seventy-four patients were treated(More)
The ability of adjuvant radiotherapy to prevent distant metastasis and to prolong survival in patients with early breast cancer is much debated. The paper presents a joint analysis of long-term results (13-16 years' follow-up) from the Oslo and Stockholm randomised trials of post-operative megavoltage radiotherapy versus surgery alone. Among node-positive(More)
Local radiation therapy for breast cancer depletes the blood of various subsets of lymphocytes. Previous studies showed that the recovery is still incomplete at 30 months. To further elucidate the recovery we examined blood lymphocyte counts of 138 disease-free women and various lymphocyte subsets in 102 of these patients. These patients, 5-6 and 10-11(More)
Human cathelicidin antimicrobial protein, hCAP18, and its C-terminal peptide LL-37 is a multifunctional protein. In addition to being important in antimicrobial defense, it induces chemotaxis, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes tissue repair. We previously showed that human breast cancer cells express high amounts of hCAP18, and hypothesised that(More)
BACKGROUND Psychological interventions, such as relaxation training, have been applied to strengthen resistance to disease. There is evidence that relaxation can modify immune parameters in healthy populations and in chemotherapy naive cancer patients. METHODS In this study, 22 patients receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer were allocated to(More)