Seppo Wang Langer

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BACKGROUND As studies on gastrointestinal neuroendocrine carcinoma (WHO G3) (GI-NEC) are limited, we reviewed clinical data to identify predictive and prognostic markers for advanced GI-NEC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from advanced GI-NEC patients diagnosed 2000-2009 were retrospectively registered at 12 Nordic hospitals. RESULTS The median(More)
Accidental extravasation of anthracyclines is a feared complication. Present treatment consists of local cooling and extensive surgical debridement, which often results in severe morbidity. All clinically important anthracyclines are topoisomerase II poisons that are antagonized by topoisomerase II catalytic inhibitors such as dexrazoxane. Therefore, we(More)
AIM To investigate the safety and feasibility of a six-week supervised structured exercise and relaxation training programme on estimated peak oxygen consumption, muscle strength and health related quality of life (HRHRQOL) in patients with inoperable lung cancer, undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS A prospective, single-arm intervention study of supervised,(More)
The study was undertaken to determine the metabolism of dexrazoxane (ICRF-187) to its one-ring open hydrolysis products and its two-rings opened metal-chelating product ADR-925 in cancer patients with brain metastases treated with high-dose etoposide. In this phase I/II trial dexrazoxane was used as a rescue agent to reduce the extracerebral toxicity of(More)
Dexrazoxane has been reported to be protective against anthracycline induced subcutaneous ulceration in mice. It is currently under clinical investigation as an acute antidote in accidental anthracycline extravasation, for which indication topical dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and intralesional hydrocortisone are used empirically. We studied the effect in 72(More)
Maleimide, N-ethyl-maleimide (NEM), and N-methyl-maleimide (NMM) were identified as potent catalytic inhibitors of purified human topoisomerase IIalpha, whereas the ring-saturated analog succinimide was completely inactive. Catalytic inhibition was not abrogated by topoisomerase II mutations that totally abolish the effect of bisdioxopiperazine compounds on(More)
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) constitute a heterogeneous group of tumors arising in various organs and with a large span of aggressiveness and survival rates. The Ki-67 proliferation index is presently used as the key marker of prognosis, and treatment guidelines are largely based on this index. 3'-deoxy-3'-18F-fluorothymidine (18F-FLT) is a proliferation(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of i.v. dexrazoxane [Savene (EU), Totect (US)] as acute antidote in biopsy-verified anthracycline extravasation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two prospective, open-label, single-arm, multicentre studies in patients with anthracycline extravasation were carried out. Patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we have shown that dexrazoxane (ICRF-187) is an effective antidote against accidental extravasation of anthracyclines. Thus, it inhibits the lesions induced by subcutaneous (s.c.) daunorubicin, idarubicin, and doxorubicin in mice and has proven to be successful clinically as well. Dexrazoxane is a potent metal ion chelator as well as(More)