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  • Fjällskog, Marie-Louise H, et al. (författare)
  • Expression of molecular targets for tyrosine kinase receptor antagonistsin malignant endocrine pancreatic tumors
  • 2003
  • Ingår i: Clinical Cancer Research. - 1078-0432 .- 1557-3265. ; 9:4, s. 1469-1473
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • PURPOSE:Molecular targeting with monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors is a novel approach to cancer treatment. We have examined the expression of molecular targets in patients with malignant endocrine pancreatic tumors, which is necessary to justify additional studies investigating the potential benefit from such treatment.EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN:Thirty-eight tumor tissues from malignant endocrine pancreatic tumors were examined with immunohistochemistry using specific polyclonal antibodies with regard to the expression pattern of platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs) alpha and beta, c-kit, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).RESULTS:All 38 tissue specimens expressed PDGFRalpha on tumor cells, and 21 of 37 specimens (57%) expressed PDGFRalpha in tumor stroma (1 specimen was nonevaluable). Twenty-eight samples (74%) stained positive for PDGFRbeta on tumor cells, and 36 of 37 samples (97%) stained positive for PDGFRbeta in the stroma (1 specimen was nonevaluable). Thirty-five tumor tissues (92%) stained positive for c-kit, and 21 (55%) stained positive for EGFR on tumor cells. No differences were seen between syndromes or between poorly differentiated or well-differentiated tumors. Previous treatment did not influence expression pattern. Receptor expression pattern varied considerably between individuals.CONCLUSIONS:We have found that tyrosine kinase receptors PDGFRs alpha and beta, EGFR, and c-kit are expressed in more than half of the patients with endocrine pancreatic tumors. Because these receptors represent molecular targets for STI571 and ZD1839 (tyrosine kinase inhibitors) and IMC-C225 (a monoclonal antibody), we propose that patients suffering from EPTs might benefit from this new treatment strategy. However, because of great variability in receptor expression pattern, all patients' individual receptor expression should be examined.
  • Fjällskog, Marie-Louise (författare)
  • Current Medical Treatment of Endocrine Pancreatic Tumors and Future Aspects
  • 2002
  • Doktorsavhandling (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • We treated 16 patients with somatostatin analogs combined with α-interferon and achieved a biochemical and/or radiological response in 56% (median duration 22 months). We consider this treatment a good alternative for patients who fail during chemotherapy or who do not want to/cannot receive cytotoxic drugs.Thirty-six patients with neuroendocrine tumors were treated with cisplatin combined with etoposide. Of 14 patients with evaluable EPTs, 50% responded radiologically and/or biochemically (median duration 9 months). We consider this treatment useful as first-line medical treatment in aggressive EPTs or in patients failing prior chemotherapy.Twenty-eight tumor tissues from EPTs were examined with immunohistochemistry regarding expression of somatostatin receptors (ssts) 1 to 5 on tumor cells and in intratumoral vessels. We found that sst2 and sst4 were highly expressed on tumor cells and in vessels. However, sst3 and sst5 were lacking in half of the tumor tissues and in most of the vessels. Because of the variability in sst expression, we recommend analysis of each individual’s receptor expression before starting treatment.Endocrine pancreatic tumors (EPTs) are rare with an incidence of 4 per million inhabitants. In the majority of cases they grow slowly, but there are exceptions with very rapidly progressing malignant carcinomas. First-line medical treatment is streptozotocin combined with 5-fluorouracil.We examined 38 tumor samples regarding expression of tyrosine kinase receptors platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs), c-kit and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). We found that the receptors were expressed in more than half of the tumor tissues. Further studies will reveal if tyrosin kinase antagonists can be part of the future treatment arsenal.
  • Fjällskog, Marie-Louise, et al. (författare)
  • Expression of somatostatin receptor subtypes 1 to 5 in tumor tissue and intratumoral vessels in malignant endocrine pancreatic tumors
  • 2003
  • Ingår i: Medical Oncology. - 1357-0560 .- 1559-131X. ; 20:1, s. 59-67
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Somatostatin analogs are well established in the treatment of malignant endocrine pancreatic tumors (EPTs). Our goal is to individualize their treatment using receptor-subtype-specific analogs and, therefore, exploring the receptor expression is highly important. We have examined the expression of somatostatin receptor (sst) subtypes 1–5 on tumor cells and in intratumoral vessels in 28 tumor tissues from malignant EPTs with immunohistochemistry using sst-subtype-specific polyclonal antibodies. We found that sst2 and sst4 stained positive in 90% and sst1 in 70% of the tumor tissues, whereas sst3 and sst5 stained positive in only 50% of the tumor tissues. Sst expression in intratumoral vessels was high for sst2 and sst4 (80%), moderate for sst1 (40%), and low for sst3 and sst5 (10%). The ssts were evenly distributed among the different tumor subtypes. However, tumors belonging to the same subgroup of EPTs showed a variable expression of receptor subtypes. No differences in receptor-subtype expression could be seen between poorly and well-differentiated tumors, nor between primary tumors and metastases. Prior medical treatment did not influence sst expression pattern. In conclusion, sst2 and sst4 were expressed in most tumor tissues and intratumoral vessels from EPTs. However, sst3 and sst5 were lacking in half of the tumor tissues and in most of the intratumoral vessels. These differences indicate the importance of determining each tumor’s subset of receptors before treatment with receptor-subtype-specific analogs is initiated. The importance of sst expression in intratumoral vessels is not yet known.
  • Granberg, Dan, et al. (författare)
  • Experience in treatment of metastatic pulmonary carcinoid tumors
  • 2001
  • Ingår i: Annals of Oncology. - 0923-7534 .- 1569-8041. ; 12:10, s. 1383-1391
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND:The only cure for patients with pulmonary carcinoids is surgery. In the present paper, we report the results of medical treatment of patients with metastatic tumors, their circulating hormone markers, and immunohistochemical profile of the tumors. PATIENTS ANDMETHODS/RESULTS:The response to systemic antitumoral treatment was studied in 31 patients with metastatic pulmonary carcinoids. Median survival from treatment start was 25 months. Alpha-interferon treatment has resulted in stable disease in 4 of 27 patients (median duration 15 months), while 23 patients showed progressive disease. Somatostatin analogues given as single drug treatment resulted in progressive disease. Streptozotocin and 5-fluorouracil resulted in progressive disease in seven of seven patients. Stable disease was obtained for 8 and 10 months respectively in two of two patients treated with streptozotocin + doxorubicin. Two of eight patients treated with cisplatinum + etoposide showed a significant decrease in tumor size lasting six and eight months respectively, and one displayed stable disease for seven months. Elevation of plasma chromogranin A was seen in 93%.CONCLUSIONS:The results of systemic antitumoral treatment of pulmonary carcinoids with distant metastases are generally discouraging. Chemotherapy with cisplatinum + etoposide, or doxorubicin combined with streptozotocin or paclitaxel may be of value. Alpha-interferon and octreotide offer efficient symptomatic relief, but stabilizes tumor growth in merely 15% of the cases. Plasma chromogranin A is the most frequently elevated tumor marker.
  • Nilsson-Ihrfelt, Elisabeth, et al. (författare)
  • Autobiographical memories in patients treated for breast cancer.
  • 2004
  • Ingår i: J Psychosom Res. - 0022-3999. ; 57:4, s. 363-6
  • Tidskriftsartikel (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
    • Objective Previous research has shown that several clinical groups have difficulties with generating specific autobiographical memories. The aim of this study was to investigate autobiographical memory function in women who had been treated for breast cancer and to compare those patients who had undergone mastectomy only with those who had undergone breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. Method A sample of 26 women treated for breast cancer were tested via telephone using the Autobiographical Memory Test (AMT). Results Breast cancer patients had difficulty retrieving specific autobiographical memories compared to a group of age-matched controls without any history of breast cancer. There were essentially no differences between the two patient groups. Conclusion Since breast cancer patients are vulnerable to emotional distress, autobiographical memory deficits should be investigated further. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Nilsson-Ihrfelt, Elisabeth, et al. (författare)
  • Breast cancer on the Internet : the quality of Swedish breast cancer websites.
  • 2004
  • Ingår i: Breast. - 0960-9776. ; 13:5, s. 376-82
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of Swedish-language breast cancer information available on the Internet. The questions explored were the extent and type of breast cancer information available, the coverage and correctness of that information, and whether the websites fulfilled the European Commission quality criteria for health-related websites. Three search engines were used to find websites containing medical information on breast cancer. An oncologist then evaluated the 29 relevant sites. Only seven of these were judged suitable for breast cancer patients. The coverage and correctness of the medical information varied considerably. None of the websites fulfilled the European Commission quality criteria. Therefore, considerable effort will be required before the Internet can serve as a valuable and up-to-date source of information on breast cancer for both professionals and laypersons. Our findings broadly match the results of earlier studies of English-language websites.
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