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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019336/chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-in-solid-tumours
#1
Ayman Rasmy, Mohammed Al Mashiakhi, Amal Ameen
Febrile neutropaenia (FN) is defined as an oral temperature of >38.3°C or two consecutive readings of >38.0°C for 2 hours and an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of <0.5 × 109/l, or expected to fall below 0.5 × 109/l. Fever is one of the characteristic symptoms of FN and is usually associated with the presence of an infection caused by various microorganisms. The incidence and epidemiology of FN are variable based on different factors: (type of cancer, the age/sex of the patient, chemotherapy type /number of cycles)...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019335/leiomyosarcoma-of-penis-an-aggressive-and-exceptionally-rare-entity
#2
Vinita Trivedi, Muneer A, Rita Rani, Richa Chauhan, Usha Singh, Naveen Kuna
Penile leiomyosarcoma is a very rare disease of penile mesenchymal tissue, most of them are of vascular origin and pathologically classified into the superficial and deep type. Because of the small number of cases reported so far, the conclusions about treatment and prognosis are equivocal. Here we report a case of 40-year old patient who presented with leiomyosracoma of penis; despite adequate surgery patient developed local recurrence and distant metastasis indicating aggressive nature of leiomyosarcoma entity of penis...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019334/brain-metastasis-from-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#3
Jaroslav Nemec, Abdulsalam Alnajjar, Jasem Albarrak, Shaban A, Mariam Al Otaibi, Asit Mohanty
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the Western world, accounting for approximately 140,000 new cases and more than 51,000 deaths in 2010 in the United States. In Kuwait, CRC is the first most-diagnosed neoplasm among males and overall, the second leading cause of death from cancer. The 5-year survival rate in 2002-2004 was 61% for men and 62% for women. Even after complete resection of the colorectal tumor, distant metastases have been noted to develop in 10%-15% of patients...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019333/evaluation-of-brca1-large-genomic-rearrangements-in-group-of-egyptian-female-breast-cancer-patients-using-mlpa
#4
Ola M Eid, Eman A El Ghoroury, Maha M Eid, Rana M Mahrous, Mohamed I Abdelhamid, Zahra I Aboafya, Esmat A Abdel Ghaffar, Amany H Abdelrahman
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is one of the most widespread cancers affecting women all over the world. In Egypt, it is considered to be the first cause of malignancies among female. BRCA1 Large Genomic Rearrangements (LGRs) have been reported in hereditary breast families and occurs in considerable proportion of cases in various populations. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We investigated the incidence of BRCA1 LGRs in group of Egyptian females with breast cancer using Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) assay...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019332/pre-treatment-nutritional-status-and-radiotherapy-outcome-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancers
#5
Amit Bahl, Arun Elangovan, Satinder Kaur, Rosahn Verman, Arun Singh Oinam, Sushmita Ghoshal, Naresh K Panda
AIM: Poor oral intake and associated nutritional depletion can affect treatment outcome in locally advanced head and neck cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pre radiotherapy nutritional status as a predictor for response to radiotherapy treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients of locally advanced head and neck cancers undergoing radical chemoradiotherapy were evaluated in this prospective analysis. Patients were treated with definitive radiotherapy to a total dose of 60-70 Gy along with concurrent chemotherapy with injection Cisplatin 100mg/m2 delivered three weekly...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019331/clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-triple-positive-breast-cancer-among-iraqi-patients
#6
Nada A S Alwan, Faisal H Mualla, Munawar Al Naqash, Saad Kathum, Furat N Tawfiq, Sana Nadhir
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy affecting the Iraqi population and the leading cause of cancer related mortality among Iraqi women. It has been well documented that prognosis of patients depends largely upon the hormone receptor contents and HER-2 over expression of their neoplasm. Recent studies suggest that Triple Positive (TP) tumors, bearing the three markers, tend to exhibit a relatively favorable clinical behavior in which overtreatment is not recommended...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019330/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-mucosa-a-single-institute-retrospective-analysis-of-nodal-involvement-and-survival
#7
Vivek Tiwari, Rakesh Mahawar
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of head and neck (H&N) cancers in the Indian subcontinent is very high. Neck nodal involvement is indicative of higher stage and subsequent adverse prognosis when compared with node negative disease. The frequency of such spread is greater than 20% for most H&N squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). The purpose of this study was to analyze the pattern of nodal metastasis in patients presenting with SCC of buccal mucosa (BM) and correlate it with survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-nine cases of carcinoma BM who received post op radiotherapy were analyzed retrospectively...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019329/implications-of-observer-variation-in-gleason-scoring-of-prostate-cancer-on-clinical-management-a-collaborative-audit
#8
A Harbias, E Salmo, A Crump
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. Histological tumour grade is a strong predictor of outcome and helps determine what treatment options are offered. There are numerous studies on Inter-observer agreement/variability on prostate cancer grading. In this study, we were looking to establish if disconcordance between pathologists when grading prostate cancer, could affect treatment options offered to men. METHODS: In Greater Manchester West Cancer Sector, all prostate cancer biopsies undergo a central review by three pathologists with a special interest in urological pathology prior to referral for treatment at specialist centres...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019328/second-primary-tumors-associated-with-breast-cancer-kuwait-cancer-control-center-experience
#9
Salah Fayaz, Gerges Attia Demian, Heba El-Sayed Eissa, Sadeq Abuzalouf
OBJECTIVES: To review the clinico-epidemiologic characteristics of patients who presented with two or more primary cancers, one of which was breast cancer (BC) and to develop a follow-up program for the high risk patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with BC and one or more non breast cancer (NBC) were retrospectively reviewed. Medical files were retrieved and epidemiological as well as clinical data were analyzed. RESULTS: Sixty-two patients were retrieved...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019327/disclosure-of-adverse-cancer-news-the-public-s-perspective-in-a-middle-eastern-country
#10
Jamal Zekri, Mohamed E El Sayed, Youssef Nauf
OBJECTIVES: The disclosure to patients of unfavorable news related to cancer remains a controversial issue in the Middle East. This study investigated the perspective of the public in Saudi Arabia regarding the disclosure of unfavorable cancer-related news. METHODS: A convenience sample of 103 adult noncancer patients attending a family medicine clinic were asked to respond to 9 closed-ended questions. These questions reflected possible adverse news from the time of diagnosis until the end of life...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019326/epidemiology-and-outcomes-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-recurrent-or-metastatic-carcinoma-cervix-in-a-developing-country-experience-from-a-tertiary-oncology-centre-in-southern-india
#11
K C Lakshmaiah, Aditi Harsh Thanky, D Lokanatha, K Govind Babu, Linu Jacob, Suresh Babu, A H Rudresha, K N Lokesh, L K Rajeev, Aparna Sridharmurthy
INTRODUCTION: Carcinoma cervix is the leading cause of cancer in Indian women. Recurrent/metastatic cervix is the most aggressive form of the disease. There is paucity of data in this setting in Indian women regarding outcomes with palliative chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed hospital registry data between January 2013 and December 2014 for recurrent/metastatic carcinoma cervix patients who were planned for palliative chemotherapy and assessed their demographic parameters, response and survival outcomes with chemotherapy...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019325/ambiguity-of-whole-body-pet-ct-scans-in-diagnosis-of-co-existing-tuberculosis-and-malignancy-is-histopathological-confirmation-mandatory
#12
Prekshi Chaudhary, Sweety Gupta, Nitin Leekha, Ravi S Rajendra, Shiv S Mishra, Vandana Arora, Sudarsan De, Sandeep Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Whole body PET CT is an important investigation tool in malignancy patients and helps in ascertaining the metabolic activity and exact stage of the disease. However, like any other investigation, false positive results do exist and certain diseases other than cancer may show increased uptake. Hence, a careful evaluation of PET CT and clinical correlation in malignancy patients is a must to accomplish the suitable treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, seven cases of cancer with concomitant tuberculosis were included...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019324/clinico-hematological-profile-of-184-patients-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-an-experience-from-southern-pakistan
#13
Sadia Sultan, Syed Mohammed Irfan, Anila Rashid, Saira Parveen, Neesha Nawaz
BACKGROUND: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a diverse group of lymphoma comprises of divergent tumors with paradoxical clinical behaviors and potential difference in response to therapy. We conducted a data-base analysis on NHL patients to evaluate the clinico-epidemiological features and WHO spectrum of NHL in Pakistani patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted over a period of 5 years from January 2011 to December 2015 at Hematology department of Liaquat National Hospital...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019323/diet-physical-activity-marital-status-and-risk-of-cancer-a-case-control-study-of-adults-from-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#14
Eyad Fawzi AlSaeed, Mutahir A Tunio
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the dietary habits, engagement in various sports, smoking habits, marital status and other demographic characteristics, between cancer patients and healthy adults (control) at our institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 500 participants (237 cancer patients and 263 healthy adults). A well-structured questionnaire was given to these participants regarding the life style, dietary habits, and marital status through interviews...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798007/industrial-pollutants-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-open-question
#15
Roberto Menicagli, Gianni Bolla, Laura Menicagli, Anastassia Esseiridou
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma represents 0.7% of the total cancer cases in the world with an ASR index of 1.7 and is widely associated with Epstein-Barr virus. It is not common in Italy (ASR index of 0.5) while in China (ASR 1.9), one third of the clinical cases are observed in Guangdong (ASR index 11.3). It is also quite common in Malaysia and Indonesia. The activation of the cancerogenesis process happens after the exposure to some environmental parameters that epidemiological studies have indicated with various dietary habits, mainly for salted fish consumption...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798006/breast-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Lamiae El Amarti, Hanan Raiss, Mohamed Layachi, Salif Baldé, Hamza Ettahri, Ibrahim Elghissassi, Hind Mrabti, Hassan Errihani
BACKGROUND: Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare subtype of invasive breast cancer. It has a particular interest because of its excellent prognosis conversely to other triple-negative breast cancers that are associated with poor prognosis. The place of chemotherapy and radiotherapy remains controversial and there is no consensus on optimal management of the ACC of the breast. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old woman, presented with a palpable right breast lump...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798005/hodgkin-s-lymphoma-as-a-multiloculated-lung-cavity-lesion
#17
Aisha M Al-Osail, Hind S Al-Saif, Mashail M Al-Hajri, Hajer M Al-Zuhair, Deemah A Al-Abdulhadi, Emad M Al-Osail, Sarah M Al-Hajri
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary manifestation of Hodgkin's lymphoma is common, and recently, single and/or multiple lung cavities with air-fluid levels has been reported as a primary manifestation of Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, the unusual presentation of the lung cavity itself has not been previously reported for Hodgkin's lymphoma, especially as the first presentation of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 16-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with chief complaints of fever, unintentional 10-kilogram weight loss, a productive cough and pulmonary cavity for investigation...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798004/clear-cell-variant-of-calcifying-epithelial-odontogenic-tumor-a-rare-clinical-entity
#18
Husain Sabir, Subhash Kumbhare, Saurabh Redij, Namrata Gajbhiye
Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm of the jaws. Although clear cells have been reported in approximately 8% of cases of CEOT, the exact nature of these cells in clear cell calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CCEOT) has not been elucidated. Presence of clear cells in CEOT may confer a more aggressive behavior to the lesion and a tendency for recurrence and metastatic spread. We report of a case of CCEOT in a 63 year old female patient which was first treated with enucleation; however recurrence prompted a segmental resection along with coronoid and condyle...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798003/neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-gall-bladder-a-rare-presentation-with-review-of-literature
#19
Amit Gupta, Parvez Ahmed, Prashant Durgapal, Pooja Kala, Shalinee Rao, Rajesh Pasricha, Sanjeev Misra
Neuroendocrine tumors are the rarest tumors of gallbladder. The most aggressive variant is neuroendocrine carcinoma which presents in about 0.5% of all gallbladder carcinomas and 0.2% of all neuroendocrine tumors. It seems possible that survival rates can be improved by utilizing wide surgical resection combined with chemotherapy. We report a case of neuroendocrine carcinoma of gall bladder in a 20-year old female patient. In present case, the etiology was not known as patient did not have cholelithiasis or any symptoms related to chronic inflammation...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798002/sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-the-maxilla-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#20
Lahcen Khalfi, Yassine Ziani, Mouna Kairouani, Odry Agbessi, Mohammed Kamal Fiqhi, Alae Guerrouani, Karim El Khatib
Sarcomatoid carcinoma is a very rare malignant and aggressive tumor that can involve the maxillary sinus. We report the case of a 46 y/o male who presented a tumor of the right maxillary sinus with extension to the right nasal cavity. The diagnosis of sarcomatoid carcinoma was set by histology and immunohistochemistry. The patient received concomitant cisplatin based chemoradiotherapy with no response after 3 months of treatment. He died 6 months later. Through the present case and the review of literature we discuss all aspects of this entity: clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, pathology, treatment and prognosis...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
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