Publications by authors named "Lina Hansson"

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Outcome in dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma for patients treated with multimodal therapy: Results from the EUROpean Bone Over 40 Sarcoma Study.

Eur J Cancer 2021 Jul 11;151:150-158. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Introduction: The role of chemotherapy for patients with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma (DDCS) is still under discussion. Here, we present the outcome in patients with DDCS treated with intensive chemotherapy from the EUROpean Bone Over 40 Sarcoma Study.

Materials And Methods: The chemotherapy regimen included doxorubicin, ifosfamide and cisplatin. Postoperative methotrexate was added in case of poor histological response. Toxicity was graded based on the National Cancer Institute expanded common toxicity criteria, version 2.0, and survival was analysed using Kaplan-Meier curves, log-rank tests and univariate Cox regression models.

Results: Fifty-seven patients with DDCS (localised, 34 [60%]; metastatic, 23 [40%]) aged 42-65 years were included. Surgical complete remission (SCR) was achieved in 36 (63%) patients. The median overall survival (OS) was 24 months (95% confidence interval, 22-25), and the 5-year OS was 39%. Patients with extremity localisation had a 5-year OS of 49% compared with 29% in patients with a central tumour (P = 0.08). Patients with localised disease had a 5-year OS of 46%, whereas patients with metastatic disease had a 5-year OS of 29% (P = 0.12). Patients in SCR had a 5-year OS of 49%, whereas patients not in SCR had a 5-year OS of 23% (P = 0.004). Chemotherapy toxicity was considerable but manageable. There was no treatment-related death, and 39 (70%) patients received ≥6 cycles of the planned nine chemotherapy cycles.

Conclusions: Adding intensive chemotherapy to surgery for treatment of DDCS is feasible and shows favourable survival data compared with previous reports. With the limitations of data from a non-controlled trial, we conclude that chemotherapy could be considered in the management of patients aged >40 years.
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July 2021

Regulation of emotions during experimental endotoxemia: A pilot study.

Brain Behav Immun 2021 03 22;93:420-424. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Stress Research Institute, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Even though dysfunctional emotion regulation is prominent in depression and a link between depression and inflammation is well established, there is little knowledge about how inflammation affects the regulation of emotions. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the effect of experimentally induced inflammation on the cognitive reappraisal of emotions, and to assess domain specificity by comparing success in regulation of emotions towards two unpleasant stimuli classes (general negative stimuli and disgust stimuli). In a between-subject design, ten healthy participants were injected with an intravenous injection of lipopolysaccharide (2 ng/kg body weight) and eleven were injected with saline. Participants performed a cognitive reappraisal task, in which they had to down-regulate or up-regulate their emotions towards general negative stimuli and disgust stimuli, 5-6 h post-injection. Contrary to our hypotheses, participants injected with lipopolysaccharide reported greater success in down-regulating emotional responses towards unpleasant stimuli as compared to the saline group. In addition, both groups were poorer at down-regulating emotions towards disgust stimuli as compared to general negative stimuli. The current pilot study indicates that cognitive reappraisal of emotions is affected during experimental endotoxemia, and suggests that disgust stimuli might be difficult to reappraise.
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March 2021

Primary Adrenal Leiomyosarcoma: Clinical, Radiological, and Histopathological Characteristics.

J Endocr Soc 2020 Jun 15;4(6):bvaa055. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and The Department of Endocrinology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Primary adrenal leiomyosarcoma (PAL) is a rare, high-grade proliferating mesenchymal tumor with a considerable risk of metastasis, deriving from the smooth muscle wall of a central adrenal vein, or its tributaries. Roughly 40 patients with PAL have been reported in the literature. Herein, we present 3 patients with incidentally discovered PAL, along with an overview of the current knowledge on the clinical, radiological, and histopathological characteristics of PAL.
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June 2020

Adjuvant chemotherapy and postoperative radiotherapy in high-risk soft tissue sarcoma patients defined by biological risk factors-A Scandinavian Sarcoma Group study (SSG XX).

Eur J Cancer 2018 08 19;99:78-85. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Oncology, Skåne University Hospital and Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Electronic address:

Purpose: To investigate the outcome following adjuvant doxorubicin and ifosfamide in a prospective non-randomised study based on a soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patient subgroup defined by specific morphological characteristics previously shown to be at a high-risk of metastatic relapse. The expected 5-year cumulative incidence of metastases in patients with this risk profile has previously been reported to be about 50% without adjuvant chemotherapy.

Methods: High-risk STS was defined as high-grade morphology (according to the Fédération Nationale des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer [FNCLCC] grade II-III) and either vascular invasion or at least two of the following criteria: tumour size ≥8.0 cm, infiltrative growth and necrosis. Six cycles of doxorubicin (60 mg/m) and ifosfamide (6 g/m) were given. Postoperative accelerated radiotherapy was applied and scheduled between cycles 3 and 4.

Results: For the 150 eligible patients, median follow-up time for metastases-free survival was 3.9 years (range 0.2-8.7). Five-year metastases-free survival (MFS) was 70.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 63.1-78.4) with a local recurrence rate of 14.0% (95% CI: 7.8-20.2). For overall survival (OS), the median follow-up time was 4.4 years (range: 0.2-8.7). The five-year OS was 76.1% (95% CI: 68.8-84.2). Tumour size, deep location and reduced dose intensity (<80%) had a negative impact on survival. Toxicity was moderate with no treatment-related death.

Conclusions: A benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy, compared to similar historical control groups, was demonstrated in STS patients with defined poor prognostic factors. Vascular invasion, tumour size, growth pattern and necrosis may identify patients in need of adjuvant chemotherapy.
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August 2018

Short- and Long-Term Effects of Child Neuropsychological Assessment With a Collaborative and Therapeutic Approach: A Preliminary Study.

Appl Neuropsychol Child 2016 11;5(2):97-106. Epub 2015 Feb 11.

d Department of Psychology , Umeå University , Umeå , Sweden.

This preliminary study explored if a collaborative and therapeutic approach (CTA) could reduce self-reported psychiatric symptoms (Beck Youth Inventories [BYI]) in children referred for neuropsychological assessment. Participants included 11 children (M(age )= 12.4 years) receiving CTA, 11 (M(age) = 12.6 years) receiving parent support, and 9 (M(age) = 12.3 years) remaining on a waiting list. Contrary to both comparison groups, the CTA group reported fewer psychiatric symptoms on most BYI subscales after intervention, and this decrease was sustained for the Anger and Anxiety subscales at 6-month follow-up. Findings support a potential effectiveness of CTA in the neuropsychological assessment of children in a child psychiatric setting.
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February 2017