Tor Jac Eide

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BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials of sufficient power testing the long-term effect of screening for colorectal neoplasia only exist for faecal occult blood testing (FOBT). There is indirect evidence that flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) may have a greater yield. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic yield of screening with FS or a(More)
IMPORTANCE Colorectal cancer is a major health burden. Screening is recommended in many countries. OBJECTIVE To estimate the effectiveness of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in a population-based trial. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Randomized clinical trial of 100,210 individuals aged 50 to 64 years,(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)
Population-based incidence and survival data for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) are sparse due to the fact that GIST is a rather novel entity both clinically and pathologically, and has not been registered as a separate entity in population-based cancer registries. The aim of the present study was to reclassify all mesenchymal tumors within a defined(More)
Acute hepatotoxicity after administration of 10-1000 mg/kg methotrexate (MTX) to rats was studied by monitoring serum transaminases, liver morphology, and disposition kinetics of MTX and 7-hydroxy-methotrexate (7-OH-MTX). Half the control rats and rats administered 1000 mg/kg MTX, had their bile duct cannulated. One to 2 hr after administration of 1000(More)
Resectable adenocarcinomas in the pancreatic head, by definition "periampullary", originate from ampullary, duodenal, biliary, or ductal pancreatic epithelium. Typically, periampullary adenocarcinomas have either intestinal or pancreatobiliary type of differentiation, and the type of differentiation might be prognostically more important than the anatomic(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract, which, over the last 10 years, have emerged from a poorly understood neoplasm to a well-defined tumor entity exhibiting particular molecular abnormalities and for which promising novel treatment modalities have been developed. GISTs probably(More)
We discuss the organization of a remote frozen section service in northern Norway. The service is operated by remote control of a motorized video-microscope located at Kirkenes Hospital, at a distance of more than 400 km from the workstation at the University Hospital in Tromsø. The video images of the frozen section are transmitted via a two-way telephone(More)
One-third of individuals over the age of 55 years have single or multiple colorectal adenomas. During a subsequent period of 10 years, 3–5% of adenoma-bearing individuals will probably develop a carcinoma. The rather low conversion rate from benign to malignant disease indicates that most individuals with adenomas will never develop colorectal carcinoma.(More)