Search for dissertations about: "prognostic factor"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 288 swedish dissertations containing the words prognostic factor.

  1. 1. Androgen controlled regulatory systems in prostate cancer potential new therapeutic targets and prognostic markers

    University dissertation from Umeå : Medicinsk biovetenskap

    Author : Peter Hammarsten; Umeå universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; prostate cancer; angiogenesis; human biopsy; androgen ablation; castration; prognostic marker; prognostic factor; growth control; VEGF; vascular endothelial growth factor; EGFR; epidermal growth factor receptor; pEGFR; phosphorylated EGFR; phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor; VETERINARY MEDICINE Pathology; VETERINÄRMEDICIN Patologi;

    Abstract : BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is by far the most common cancer among Swedish men. Some patients have an aggressive lethal disease, but the majority of affected men have long expected survival. Unfortunately, the diagnostic tools available are insufficient in predicting disease aggressiveness. Novel prognostic markers are therefore urgently needed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prognostic markers in prostate cancer studies of a watchful waiting cohort with long follow up

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Andreas Josefsson; Umeå universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Prostate cancer; Immunohistochemistry; Prognostic markers; biomarkers; Survival analysis; human; pathology; watchful waiting; tissue micro array; Endoglin; von willebrandt factor; ki67; ki-67; hyaluronan; Pathology; patologi;

    Abstract : Background: Prostate Cancer (PC) is a common and highly variable disease. Using current diagnostic methods, the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and histological grading of prostate tissue needle biopsies, it is often difficult to evaluate whether the patient has a PC that requires active treatment or not. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hepatocyte growth factor : Studies on local and systemic release and effects during infectious disease; in vivo and in vitro

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Fariba Nayeri; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The interaction of mesenchymal and epithelial cells that occurs after organ injuries results in enhanced production of cytokines, such as hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). HGF is a glycoprotein with unique properties that contribute to wound healing after injuries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Natural history and prognostic factors in localized prostate cancer

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Ove Andrén; Örebro universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Prostate Cancer; Natural History; Ki-67; Survival; Prognostic factor; Tumor grade; TUR-P; Incidental; Tumor volume; MUC-1; AMACR; MEDICINE Surgery Surgical research Urology and andrology; MEDICIN Kirurgi Kirurgisk forskning Urologi och andrologi; MEDICINE Surgery; MEDICIN Kirurgi; Surgery esp. Urology Specific; Kirurgi; särskilt urologi;

    Abstract : The natural history of localized prostate cancer is not fully understood. In most patients the tumor will never progress to a lethal disease, while a subset of patients will ultimately die of the disease. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prognostic Factors in Malignant Melanoma

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Universitetsbiblioteket

    Author : Åsa Bolander; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : Malignant melanoma; prognostic factors; survival; chemotherapy; radiation;

    Abstract : Because of the failure so far to find effective treatment for patients with advanced stages of melanoma, increasing efforts have been made to find prognostic factors identifying patients in the risk zone for development of metastasis.This thesis investigates the prognostic powers of a few selected serological and immunohistochemical biomarkers. READ MORE