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  • Lundgren, Linda, 1973- (författare)
  • Incidental Gallbladder Cancer : Incidence, predictors, management and outcome in a Swedish population
  • 2019
  • Doktorsavhandling (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • Background: Cholecystectomy is a common surgical procedure and incidental gallbladder cancer is a rare and unexpected finding at a cholecystectomy performed upon benign indications. Whether to perform routine or selective histopathology of the gallbladder specimen is still a subject for discussion. The prognosis of gallbladder cancer is largely affected by tumour stage and treatment.Aims: The overall aim was to study whether routine histological examination of the gallbladder specimen is of clinical and health economic value; determine if there are any predictive factors of incidental gallbladder cancer at benign cholecystectomy and compare the management and outcome of incidental gallbladder cancer patients in Sweden.Methods: All studies were based on registry data from GallRiks (The Swedish Registry for Gallstone Surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) between 2007 and 2016, with some modifications between studies. Complemental cross-linkage was made to national registries, and medical records were reviewed. Papers I, II and III were population-based observational studies with prospectively and retrospectively collected data. Paper IV was a health economic evaluation based on the results from papers I and III.Results and conclusions: Hospitals submitting >75 per cent of gallbladder specimens diagnosed a higher proportion of incidental gallbladder cancer than did hospitals submitting ≤25 per cent of samples (paper I). Incidental gallbladder cancer was more prevalent in older patients, women and patients with acute or previous cholecystitis, as well as ongoing jaundice. The risk model based on predictive preoperative factors was further improved by adding a macroscopic assessment of the gallbladder (paper II). Predictive factors for gallbladder cancer appeared to have an impact on which specimens were submitted in hospitals with a selective approach of histopathology (paper I). For pT2 and pT3 patients, re-resection improved diseasespecific survival, although these groups differed in terms of age and comorbidity (paper III). Residual disease was an independent factor for impaired survival. A change to routine histopathology of gallbladder specimens in Sweden would lead to increased costs with little improved health outcomes. Instead, a more standardized approach to selective histology would be needed (paper IV).
  • Aljabery, Firas (författare)
  • Staging and tumor biological mechanisms of lymph node metastasis in invasive urinary bladder cancer
  • 2017
  • Doktorsavhandling (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • Aim: To study the possibility of detecting lymph node metastasis in locally advanced urinary bladder cancer (UBC) treated with radical cystectomy (RC) by using preoperative positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and peroperative sentinel node biopsy (SNB) technique. We also investigate the clinical significance of macrophage traits expression by cancer cells, M2-macrophage infiltration (MI) in tumor stroma and the immunohistochemical expression of biomarkers in cancer cells in relation to clinicopathologic data.Patients and Methods: We studied prospectively 122 patients with UBC, pathological stage pT1–pT4 treated with RC and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) during 2005–2011 at the Department of Urology, Linköping University Hospital. In the first study, we compared the results of preoperative PET/CT and conventional CT with the findings of postoperative histopathological evaluation of lymph nodes (LNs). In the second study we investigated the value of SNB technique for detecting pathological LNs during RC in patients with UBC. W also examined the significance of the primary tumor location in the bladder in predicting the site of LN metastases, and the prognostic significance of lympho-vascular invasion (LVI) and lymph node metastasis density (LNMD) on survival. In the third study, we investigate the clinical significance of macrophage infiltration (MI) in tumor stroma and macrophage-traits expression by tumor cells. In the fourth study, we investigate the cell cycle suppression proteins p53, p21, pRb, p16, p14 ARF as well as tumors proliferative protein Ki67 and DNA repair protein ERCC1 expression in cancer cells. The results were compared with clinical and pathological characteristics and outcome.Results: Prior to RC, PET/CT was used to detect LN metastasis in 54 patients. PET/CT had 41% sensitivity, 86% specificity, 58% PPV, and 76% NPV, whereas the corresponding figures for conventional CT were 41%, 89%, 64%, and 77%. SNB was performed during RC in 103 patients. A median number of 29 (range 7–68) nodes per patient were examined. SNs were detected in 83 out of 103 patients (81%). The sensitivity and specificity for detecting metastatic disease by SNB varied among LN stations, with average values of 67% -90%. LNMD or ≥8% and LVI were significantly related to shorter survival. In 103 patients, MI was high in 33% of cases, while moderate and low infiltration occurred in 42% and 25% of tumors respectively. Patients with tumors containing high and moderate compared to low MI had low rate of LN metastases (P=0.06) and improved survival (P=0.06), although not at significant level. The expression of different tumor suppression proteins was altered in 47-91% of the patients. There were no significant association between cancer specific survival (CSS) and any of the studied biomarkers. In case of altered p14ARF, ERCC1 or p21, CSS was low in case of low p53 immunostaining but increased in case of p53 accumulation, although not at a significant level, indicating a possible protective effect of p53 accumulation in these cases.Conclusion: PET/ CT provided no improvement over conventional CT in detection and localization of regional LN metastases in bladder cancer. It is possible to detect the SN but the technique is not a reliable for perioperative localization of LN metastases; however, LVI and LNMD at a cut-off level of 8% had significant prognostic values. MI in the tumor microenvironment but not CD163 expression in tumor cells seems to be synergistic with the immune response against urinary bladder cancer. Our results further indicate that altered p53 might have protective effect on survival in case of altered p14ARF, p21, or ERCC1 indicating an interaction between these biomarkers.
  • Dutta, Ravi Kumar, 1983- (författare)
  • Genetic and molecular alterations in aldosterone producing adenomas
  • 2020
  • Doktorsavhandling (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • Aldosterone producing tumors (APA, also known as Conn tumors) are adrenal tumors that overproduce aldosterone, a hormone that regulates the sodium levels in blood and contributes to blood pressure (BP) regulation. Excessive production of aldosterone causes hypertension and approximately 5-15% of hypertensive patients have hyperaldosteronism, known as primary aldosteronism (PA). Major causes of PA are bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) or aldosterone producing adenoma (APA) and about 30% of PA patients have APAs. In most cases, the disease is unilateral, in rare case bilateral. Patients with APA are often detected when they have elevated blood pressure (BP>160/100mmHg) or when BP cannot be controlled with drugs. Surgery dramatically normalizes or lowers BP in patients with APA.In this thesis, we first explored the mutation frequency in susceptibility genes in sporadic APAs. About 60% of APAs displayed complementary mutations in the KCNJ5, ATP1A1, ATP2B3, CTNNB1, CACNAID and CLCN2 genes (Paper I, II & III). Copy number variation analysis of 35 APAs identified amplification of chromosome 10q24.31 in two tumors, where CALHM1-3- genes encoding for potential calcium ion channels are located. Only CALHM2 is expressed in adrenals and sequencing of CALHM2 revealed three different heterozygous sequence variants; c.341_42delCT (CALHM2P114Rfs*12), c.286G>A (CALHM2A96T) and c.580G>A (CALHM2V194M) in 5 APAs. CALHM2 is expressed in the mitochondrial membranes and Ca2+ imaging revealed that CALHM2 has selection of another ion rather than Ca2+. The genetic variant CALHM2V194M converts CALHM2 into a non-selective channel and results in higher Ca2+ conductance in mitochondria. We further found that loss of CALHM2 function upregulates REELIN/LRP8 signaling activating β-catenin dependent transcription of target genes (Paper II). In Paper IV, we investigated Scandinavian APA cases (n=35) and Swedish controls (n=60) for GWAS and discovered a susceptibility locus on chromosome Xq13.3 in a 4 Mb region to be significantly associated with APAs. Significance level was still same after genotyping the sentinel SNP rs2224095 in a replication cohort of APAs (n=52) and controls (n=740). Sequencing of an adjacent gene of the sentinel SNP, MAGEE1, identified a rare variant in one APA, which is complementary to other mutations in our primary cohort. In Summary, our studies have increased the knowledge of molecular genetic events in APAs. The results may contribute to find future non-surgical treatments for APAs.  
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