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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191814/the-pathophysiologic-basis-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-malignant-diseases
#1
Umma A Ibrahim, Aminu A Yusuf, Sagir G Ahmed
Cancer patients frequently present with anaemia that may result from the direct or indirect effects of the tumor or its treatment. Anaemia is an independent adverse prognostic factor that exerts negative influence on quality of life and survival of cancer patients. Anaemia in malignant disorders often arises from an interplay of multiple aetiological and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Understanding these mechanisms will help the oncologist identify and treat specific causes of the anaemia thereby minimizing the use of blood transfusion, which is associated with many adverse effects...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191813/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-mimicking-wilms-tumor-at-presentation
#2
Amitabh Singh, Anirban Mandal, Vijay Guru, Rachna Seth
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the commonest malignancy of childhood, is known to manifest with a myriad of atypical presentations. Nephromegaly is a rare presentation of childhood ALL with hepatic mass being even rarer. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 3 year-old child with unilateral renal mass and hepatic mass lesion with normal blood counts, initially suspected to have metastatic Wilms tumor based on clinical, radiological and WT1 positivity on immunocytochemistry of renal mass...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191812/moderately-differentiated-neuroendocrine-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Soheila Aminimoghaddam, A Maghsoudnia, S Shafiee
Primary vulvar neuroendocrine carcinoma are extremely rare. There have been few cases of these tumors most of which have been considered as Merkel cell carcinoma. This report describes a moderately differentiated neuroendocrine cell carcinoma that was not compatible to any of previously reported cases. The patient underwent left hemivulvectomy and bilateral inguinal lymph node dissection. Pathology examination revealed a 5×5 cm mass with no lymph node involvement. Post-op evaluation ruled out any regional and distant metastasis and thereby did not receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191811/metastatic-ameloblastoma-to-brain-a-rare-entity
#4
Arif Sarmast, Khursheed Nayil-M, Rumana Makhdoomi, Azhar Butto, Altaf Ramzan
Ameloblastoma is a rare odontogenic tumor of the jaw. It is a benign neoplasm but local recurrence is common. Metastasis from this tumor is all the more rare. The commonest site for metastasis is lung. Brain is a very uncommon site of involvement. Overall prognosis is good. We hereby discuss ameloblastoma of lower jaw in a young adult which had metastasized to brain. Patient was operated for the metastatic lesion of brain and is doing well on follow-up.
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191810/gist-institutional-experience-at-srms-ims-india
#5
Shubhanshu Gupta, Keshri Amit, Ashish Gupta, Tanu Argawal
Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) is a malignant, non-epithelial, mesenchymal tumor of the digestive tract that is not uncommon in clinical practice nowadays; diagnosis being based upon immuno-histo-chemical analysis of the resected or biopsied (FNAC) specimen. Abdominal lump with or without intra-luminal bleed is a common mode of presentation. Early diagnosis and appropriate management with surgery and/or Imatinib therapy improves recurrence free survival and may impact overall survival. We present here our institutional experience of four patients, admitted in Onco-Surgery Dept...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191809/unusual-destruction-of-the-nasal-septum
#6
Tarek Assi, Elie El Rassy, Tania Moussa, Samer Tabchi, Ralph Chebib, Marwan Ghosn
Extranodal Natural Killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is the most common cause of nasal cell lymphoma. It manifests by progressive destruction of the facial midline features with nasal obstruction and local destruction of soft tissue. Therefore, establishing the diagnosis of this disease tends to be difficult. This is attributed to an extensive differential diagnosis of infectious, autoimmune, neoplastic and inflammatory etiologies. We herein report the case of a 63-year-old female who presented to our department for persistent nasal congestion resistant to symptomatic treatment that was found to have an ENKTL...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191808/chemoradiation-for-organ-preservation-in-the-treatment-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-our-institutional-experience
#7
Sweety Gupta, Sudarsan De, Nitin Leekha, Shailesh Chand Sahay, Prekshi Chaudary, Shashank Srinivasan, Malay Nandy
AIM: To assess outcome of chemoradiotherapy for organ preservation in muscle invasive bladder cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients treated between January 2010 to January 2015 were evaluated in the present study. All patients T staged ranging from cT2-T4a and had undergone maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT). After maximum bladder tumour resection patients were treated with Radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. 8 weeks after completion of treatment response was assessed by check cystoscopy, urine cytology and CECT scan Abdomen...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191807/neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-from-tertiary-care-centre
#8
Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India. The incidence of LABC is 30%-40% in developing countries as compared to developed countries, lack of awareness and screening programmes in developing countries are supposed to be main contributor of this increase incidence. The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer has shown benefits in down staging of tumors, and increases the rate of breast conserving surgeries. AIM: The aim was to compare response rate (clinical and pathological), the disease free survival, and overall survival in two chemotherapy regime...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191806/assessment-of-hypoxic-stress-in-44-women-with-breast-cancer-in-the-west-algeria
#9
Asmahane Medjdoub, Zineb Tahari, Leila Belhabri, Tewfik Sahraoui, Fatima Zohra El Kebir
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of hypoxia-inducible transcription factor 1α (HIF1α) protein profile among women with breast cancer in a population of western Algerian and to correlate the intensity of this expression with prognosis histological grade Scarff Bloom and Richardson (SBR) of the disease and the age of the patients. METHODS: We used a kit provided by Life Science Inc (UScnk) for a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative measurement of in vitro HIF1α in plasma in 44 patients and 44 controls in a population of western Algerian...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191805/ring-chromosome-may-signal-progression-of-fanconi-anemia
#10
Ream Elzain Abdelgadir, Kulthom Mohamed, Imad Fadl Elmula
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genomic instability disorder associated with high risk of AML. Ring chromosomes are results of genomic instability and observed in many human neoplasias. The present study aimed to assess the role of ring chromosome in the progression of FA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients with provisional diagnosis of FA. A total of 5 ml of venous blood was collected and processed for complete hemogram, peripheral blood film, and breakage test...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191804/does-alternative-and-traditional-wasam-local-cautery-therapy-facilitate-an-early-and-more-extensive-locoregional-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#11
(no author information available yet)
INTRODUCTION: A large heterogeneous group of unproven remedies exist to treat cancer in both developed and developing countries. Some of these remedies often do more harm than good to the patients. The traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures. The traditional medicine in Oman is based on herbal treatment and skin treatment (massage, Cupping and skin burn "cautery" treatment-known as Wasam or Kaiy)...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191803/population-pharmacokinetics-of-imatinib-and-its-application-to-the-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-middle-east-cml-population
#12
Mehdi Ansari, Behjat Kalantary-Khandani, Abbas Pardakhty, Moein Safavi, Nabi Mosavi, Ehsan Mohajeri
INTRODUCTION: Despite the outstanding results generally obtained with Imatinib in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, some patients show sub-optimal or no response. To evaluate the relationship between steady-state through plasma concentration and clinical response in CML patients. The objectives of this study were to assess the variability in Imatinib pharmacokinetics and to explore the effects of several demographic and biological covariates on the disposition of Imatinib. METHODS: A population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed on 170 plasma samples from 74 adult Iranian chronic myeloid leukemia patients...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191802/effect-of-cancer-awareness-on-the-percentage-of-reported-oral-cancers-in-aden-yemen
#13
Waiel Al-Kahiry
BACKGROUND: From the start of Al-Amal Oncology Unit Foundation in Aden (2007), the awareness programs commenced and continued to widen the campaign on targeted population (male and female) in schools, colleges, mosques, private and government offices, local radio and television broadcasts. This study aimed to measure the impact of cancer awareness vis-à-vis the number of reported cases of cancers in Al-Amal Oncology Unit in Aden using oral cancer as the focus of study. Methods and Resources: This study was conducted retrospectively for three years (2008-2010), using the data from the archives of Al-Amal Oncology Unit in Aden, Yemen...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191801/evaluation-of-clinicopathological-findings-on-255-cases-of-inoperable-locally-advanced-breast-carcinoma-a-tertiary-care-experience
#14
Shah Naveed, Hasina Quari, Ghanish Panjawani, Ankit Shah, B B Panday
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the Indian female population. LABC and metastatic breast cancer are the most common stages at presentation in most low-resource countries. Although the incidence of LABC has decreased significantly in countries with enhanced resources thanks to widespread education and screening programs, it remains a daily encounter for surgeons and oncologists in low-resource countries. Neoadjuvant therapy has been studied widely for the treatment of LABC and is followed by locoregional therapy...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191800/primary-thyroid-lymphoma-clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-therapeutic-outcomes-of-six-cases-in-morocco
#15
(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: Primary non-Hodgkin lymphomas of the thyroid are uncommon and account for 1-5% of all thyroid malignancies and less than 2% of extranodal lymphomas. The aim of the present study was to review our experience and management of primary thyroid lymphoma and to discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. METHODS: All non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed at our institution between 2007 and 2011 were reviewed, six cases of primary thyroid lymphoma were identified...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191799/switch-maintenance-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-egfr-mutation-positive-metastatic-non-squamous-nsclc-experience-from-the-real-world
#16
Ayinash Pandey, V Noronha, A Joshi, K Prabhash
BACKGROUND: Induction pemetrexed platin doublet is the standard of care in locally advanced and metastatic non squamous NSCLC. Maintenance TKI has been successfully explored to sustain benefit achieved after induction therapy especially in EGFR mutation positive NSCLC. The aim of this study is to evaluate outcomes with maintenance TKI in EGFR mutation positive metastatic non squamous NSCLC after induction pemetrexed-platin doublet. The objective is to calculate progression freesurvival rate, overall survival rate and factors affecting outcomes...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250896/novel-agents-in-second-line-therapy-for-egfr-wild-type-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
L El Amarti, I Elghissassi, M Layachi, H Mrabti, H Errihani
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide owing to its advanced-stage at the time of diagnosis. The majority of patients will require a second-line therapy after progression during first-line treatment. While treatment for NSCLC with EGFR mutation or EML4/ALK fusion, target therapy is the favored second-line therapy if not already used in first-line therapy, NSCLC with EGFR wild-type remains an unmet need and many oncologists favor cytotoxic therapy. Recently, a better understanding of lung cancer biology, with a better selection of patients based on histology, molecular biology and the identification of potential target antigens in the immune system have significantly improved patient outcome...
May 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250895/dna-methylation-and-cancer-identifying-and-targeting-epigenetic-modifications-may-be-the-future-of-cancer-therapy
#18
G Maresca, P S Wismayer
DNA methylation has been recognized as one of the most important epigenetic mechanisms regulating the expression and inhibition of genes giving rise to an organism's phenotype. It is hence of no surprise that when DNA methylation mechanisms are disrupted by intrinsic or extrinsic causes, the likelihood of tumourigenesis increases. Both hypermethylation and hypomethylation may predispose to cancer formation through aberrant inhibition or expression of particular genes and this is seen in different types of cancers, such as laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and acute myeloid leukaemia...
May 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250894/metaplastic-carcinoma-of-breast-a-case-series-of-seven-patients-from-a-tertiary-care-center-and-review-of-literature
#19
R Benson, R Madan, P K Julka, G K Rath
PURPOSE: Metaplastic carcinoma of breast (MCB) is a rare histological subtype of breast carcinoma and accounts for less than 1 percent of the total breast cancer cases. Here we are reporting a series of seven patients of MCB from single institute along with review of literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients records from January 2008 to August 2014 were retrieved to search for MCB patients. A etrospective review was conducted to document the clinicopathological features, treatment and outcomes of these patients...
May 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27250893/spectrum-of-presentation-of-anorectal-malignant-melanoma-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-north-india
#20
A Gupta, P Prakash, A Rattan, N Wadhwa, S Kumar, V Rathi
Malignant melanoma of the anorectum is a rare but highly aggressive tumor. We report our experience of anorectal melanoma in five patients. Of these, two have advanced disease, two had localized disease and one patient had florid systemic metastases with a history of hemorrhoidectomy one year prior. One patient whose metastatic workup was negative, expired on post-op day 15 of abdominoperineal resection due to unsuspected but florid cerebral metastases. Another patient with localized disease underwent an APR with curative resection and post-op whole body PET scan negative for occult or residual disease...
May 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
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