Sonja C. Henzen-Logmans

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This study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography alone and in combination with fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for detection of axillary metastases of nonpalpable lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. Ultrasonography was carried out in 150 axillas of 148 patients (mean age 57 years, range 30-80 years); and in 93 axillas lymph nodes(More)
BACKGROUND Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have a high risk of breast cancer and may choose to undergo prophylactic bilateral total mastectomy. We investigated the efficacy of this procedure in such women. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of 139 women with a pathogenic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation who were enrolled in a breast-cancer surveillance(More)
Traditional clinicopathological features do not predict which patients will develop chemotherapy resistance. The TP53 gene is frequently altered in ovarian cancer but its prognostic implications are controversial. Little is known on the impact of TP53-downstream genes on prognosis. Using molecular and immunohistochemical analyses we examined TP53 and its(More)
The antigen levels of components of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system of plasminogen activation are correlated with prognosis in several types of cancers, including breast cancer. In the present study involving 2780 patients with primary invasive breast cancer, we have evaluated the prognostic importance of the four major components of(More)
We evaluated the efficacy, toxicity, and outcome of preemptive ganciclovir (GCV) therapy in 80 cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seropositive patients allografted between 1991 and 1996 and compared their outcome to 35 seronegative patients allografted during the same period. Both cohorts were comparable with respect to diagnosis and distribution of high- versus(More)
Eleven patients with symptoms highly suggestive of Wegener's granulomatosis are described. In spite of extensive investigation, only in two patients was a firm histological diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis obtained, while the remaining patients were either diagnosed as having unclassifiable systemic vasculitis or had no histological diagnosis made.(More)
TP53 has been implicated in regulation of the cell cycle, DNA repair, and apoptosis. We studied, in primary breast tumors through direct cDNA sequencing of exons 2-11, whether TP53 gene mutations can predict response in patients with advanced disease to either first-line tamoxifen therapy (202 patients, of whom 55% responded) or up-front (poly)chemotherapy(More)
The diagnostic value of the presence of anti-neuronal antibodies in serum was examined in 21 patients suspected of paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous system (NS) (group 1) and was compared to three control groups; group 2: 25 patients with a neurological disease, without cancer and no sign of paraneoplastic disorder; group 3: 27 patients with(More)