Susanne Eifer Møller

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Introduction. Since 30 years, DBCG (Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group) has maintained a clinical database allowing the conduct of quality control studies, of randomised trials, examination of the epidemiology of breast cancer and of prognostic and predictive factors. Material and methods. The original database included patients with invasive breast(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate docetaxel or vinorelbine, both with trastuzumab, as first-line therapy of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients naive to chemotherapy for advanced disease were randomly assigned to docetaxel 100 mg/m(2) day 1 or vinorelbine 30 to 35 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8, both combined(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect on survival of delaying the start of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer for up to 3 months after surgery. In the nation-wide clinical trials of the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group, 7501 breast cancer patients received chemotherapy within 3 months of surgery between 1977 and 1999: 352 with(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate self-reported chronic pain and other sequelae in a nationally representative sample of long-term breast cancer survivors (BCS). DESIGN Age-stratified random sample of 2,000 female BCS 5 years after primary surgery without recurrence drawn from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group register, which is representative regarding(More)
Background Elevated levels of depressive symptoms are generally found among cancer patients, but results from existing studies vary considerably with respect to prevalence and proposed risk factors. Purpose To study the prevalence of depressive symptoms and major depression 3–4 months following surgery for breast cancer, and to identify clinical risk(More)
The phytoestrogen enterolactone has been hypothesized to prevent breast cancer. Because one of the biological effects of enterolactone is probably estrogenic, it is possible that the preventive effect on breast cancer differs with the estrogen receptor (ER) alpha status of the tumor. The objective of this study was to investigate whether high plasma levels(More)
The main objective of the present study aims at comparing the long-term efficacy of breast conserving surgery (BCS) vs. mastectomy (M) based on a randomized design. The Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group (DBCG) conducted the trial (DBCG-82TM) from January 1983 to March 1989 recruiting 1154 patients with invasive breast carcinoma. Follow-up time ended(More)
To investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a nationally representative sample of long-term breast cancer survivors (BCS) in Denmark. An age-stratified random sample of 2,000 female BCS ≥ 5 years after primary surgery without recurrence was drawn from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group register, which is representative regarding(More)
Despite intensive research, the evidence for a protective effect of fruits and vegetables on breast cancer risk remains inconclusive. Other risk factors for breast cancer seem to vary with the estrogen receptor status of the breast tumor, and it is thus possible that the inconsistent results regarding a preventive effect of fruits and vegetables are due to(More)
Copy number changes in TOP2A have frequently been linked to ERBB2 (HER2) amplified breast cancers. To study this relationship, copy number changes of ERBB2 and TOP2A were investigated by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in two cell lines; one characterized by having amplification of both genes and the other by having amplification of ERBB2 and(More)