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We investigated the association of urinary bladder cancer with genetic polymorphisms in the xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group C (XPC), group D (XPD) and group G (XPG), X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) and group 3 (XRCC3), Nijmegen breakage syndrome 1 (NBS1), cyclin D1, methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), NAD(P)H(More)
A comparison of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and computed tomography (CT) for staging of rectal carcinoma was performed. Thirty-two patients were examined by TRUS and 30 by CT. The results of these preoperative examinations were compared with postoperative histopathological findings. TRUS had an accuracy of 81% and it predicted perirectal tumor growth with(More)
Ultrasound guided biopsy of the prostate with fine needle (22G) as well as trucut needle (18G) was performed in 145 patients with a suspicion of prostate cancer. After three weeks all patients were interviewed about complications associated with the biopsy. Hematuria and/or hemospermia occurred in 2/3 of the patients. None of the hemorrhages was severe and(More)
Fifty consecutive patients with anal canal epidermoid carcinoma were evaluated by transanorectal ultrasonography (TRUS) at diagnosis. Forty-six patients were treated with primary radiotherapy plus bleomycin. Twenty-eight of the last 30 patients underwent, in addition, planimetric volume determination. The ultrasound findings were compared with clinical(More)
We investigated the value of digital rectal examination, transrectal ultrasonography and prostatic specific antigen (PSA) analysis as aids in general clinical practice and in the early detection of prostate cancer. Of a randomly selected population of 2,400 men 55 to 70 years old who were offered examination with digital rectal examination, transrectal(More)
Prostate cancer screening with DRE, TRUS, and PSA testing was offered to 2,400 randomly selected men 55-70 years old. Among 1,782 examined, 65 (3.6%) men with prostate cancer were diagnosed. The PSA results were correlated to the diagnosis, the men's age, and the prostate volume. Least square regression analysis was used to calculate the 95% upper(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe in detail the diagnosis and clinical course of an unselected population-based cohort of patients with newly diagnosed bladder neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 538 patients registered in the Stockholm region with newly diagnosed primary bladder neoplasms (transitional cell carcinomas) in 1995 and 1996 were followed for at(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated long-term survival in attendees and nonattendees of a 1-time screening for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2,400 men 55 to 70 years old in 1988 were randomly selected and invited to a screening for prostate cancer. Of the invited men 1,782 (74%) attended. Screening attendees were examined with digital rectal(More)
PURPOSE 9p21 is a major target in the pathogenesis of human urinary bladder cancer. The locus harbors the CDKN2A/ARF tumor suppressor gene, which encodes two cell cycle regulatory proteins cyclin dependent kinase 2A (p16(INK4a)) and alternate reading frame (p14(ARF)). We have designed a real-time quantitative PCR (QPCR) application to study homozygous(More)
Screening serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is now a major strategy for early detection of prostate cancer (PC). Quantification of the lead time thus obtained is important both for understanding the development of PC and for evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of widespread screening. In our study, 1,233 randomly selected men living in(More)