Search for dissertations about: "cancer chemotherapy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 362 swedish dissertations containing the words cancer chemotherapy.

  1. 1. Chemoradiation in Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Author : Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson; Bröstca-genetik; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biliary tract cancer; capecitabine; cholangiocarcinoma; chemoradiation; colon cancer; enteritis 5-fluorouracil; gallbladder cancer; oxaliplatin; pancreatic cancer; rectal cancer.;

    Abstract : Locally advanced inextirpable gastrointestinal cancer has poor prognosis and is associated with high morbidity. One treatment option is to use radiotherapy, often combined with chemotherapy (chemoradiation), either as preoperative treatment to facilitate surgery or in the palliative setting to relieve symptoms. READ MORE

  2. 2. Optimisation of Chemotherapy Treatment in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

    Author : Åke Berglund; Ragnar Hultborn; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Oncology; Colorectal cancer; chemotherapy; 5-fluorouracil; dose-effect relationship; ex vivo assay; thymidylate synthase; p53; CEA; TPS; VEGF; bFGF.; Onkologi; Oncology; Onkologi; Oncology; onkologi;

    Abstract : Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases in Sweden – more than 5000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The overall five-year survival is about 60% and in cases of recurrence the prognosis is poor. READ MORE

  3. 3. Individually Tailored Toxicity-based Chemotherapy : Studies on Patients with Primary and Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Author : Henrik Lindman; Jonas Bergh; Carl Blomqvist; Peter Nygren; Bo Nordenskjöld; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Oncology; breast cancer; tailored chemotherapy; toxicity-based dosing; high-dose therapy; MR imaging; G-CSF; epirubicin; docetaxel; cyclophosphamide; 5-fluorouracil; Onkologi; Oncology; Onkologi;

    Abstract : Standard dosing of chemotherapy based on body surface area (BSA) results in large individual differences in toxicity due to a large inter-patient variability in pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD). This results in under-dosing in certain patients with a potentially weaker antitumoral effect. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dilemmas in palliative chemotherapy when approaching end-of-life

    Author : Ulla Näppä; Bertil Axelsson; Birgit H Rasmussen; Olav Lindqvist; Gunilla Enblad; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; cancer; chemotherapy; decision-making; dilemma; palliative care; performance status; questionnaire; registered nurse; kyselylomake; ongelma; palliatiivinen hoito; päätöksenteko; sairaanhoitaja; sytostaattihoito; syöpä; yleistila; allmäntillstånd; beslutsprocess; cancer; cytostatika; dilemma; enkät; palliativ vård; sjuksköterska; onkologi; Oncology;

    Abstract : Background When cure is no longer possible, medical care should aim for a transition to palliative care regardless of disease. Patients with incurable cancer are often treated with palliative chemotherapy (PCT), starting with the intent to prolong life and increase quality of life. READ MORE

  5. 5. Colorectal Cancer : Audit and Health Economy in Colorectal Cancer Surgery in a Defined Swedish Population

    Author : Pia Jestin; Ulf Gunnarsson; Lars Påhlman; Bengt Glimelius; Jörgen Rutegård; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; colorectal cancer; colon cancer; rectal cancer; epidemiology; quality assurance; quality control; health economy; survival; hospital category; emergency surgery; lymph nodes; tumour staging; anastomotic leakage; case-control study; surgical complications; Kirurgi; Surgery; Kirurgi;

    Abstract : Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies in Sweden, with more than 5000 new cases annually. Median age at time of diagnosis is approximately 75 years. Owing to the ageing population, the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing. READ MORE