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The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker of systemic inflammatory response and evidences for the relationship between NLR and the response to treatment gradually increases in cancer patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of the pretreatment NLR and other factors related to the patient on predicting the outcome of docetaxel +(More)
safety of ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage, even when performed directly by the clinician. We obtained results quite similar to those reported in the most recently published large series of radiological sources (5). This approach allows the additional advantage of a quicker and bedside approach, and could reduce discomfort by avoiding repeated(More)
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is well-characterized syndrome predominantly reported in advanced stage cancer patients who had used long term bisphosphonates to treat bone metastases. Rarely, ONJ has been reported in patients who have not used bisphosphonates. Here we present an extremely rare occurrence of ONJ that occurred in a patient who received(More)
BACKGROUND Standard treatment of colorectal cancer includes both cytostatic chemotherapy and targeted therapies. Bevacizumab, targeting the VEGF receptor, is one of the primary targeted therapies that achieve better response rate and survival rate as compared to combination chemotherapy. To the best of our knowledge, there is no established single marker(More)
BACKGROUND Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the current standard treatment for inoperable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study we aimed to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of CCRT with split dose of cisplatin (30 mg/m2) and vinorelbine (20 mg/m2) in patients with inoperable stage III NSCLC followed in our oncology clinic. (More)
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare lethal malignancy caused by asbestos exposure. It is more frequently seen in certain regions in Turkey. In this retrospective study, we aimed to analyse demographic, clinical, and pathological data and treatment-related features in 54 patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 54 patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study aimed to determine the epidemiological characteristics of colorectal cancer in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this multicenter, prospective, and cross-sectional registry study, data for 968 patients with colorectal cancer from 21 centers in 7 geographic regions were analyzed. RESULTS Diagnosis was colon cancer in 662 (68.4%)(More)
1. Dall L, Barnes WG, Hurl'oral D: Septicaemia in a granulocytopenic patient caused by Corynebacterium striatum. Postgraduate Medical Journal 1989, 65: 247248. 2. Markowitz SM, Coudron PE: Native valve endocarditis caused by an organism resembling Corynebacterium striatum. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 1990, 28: 8-10. 3. Collins MD, Cummins CS: Genus(More)
Patients with advanced cancer may present with obstructive jaundice. Biliary stenting is the treatment of choice. However, which patients benefit most is not well-defined, yet. Our aim was to delineate the clinical factors affecting prognosis. Charts of 140 patients with advanced cancer who underwent biliary stenting were retrospectively analyzed. Their(More)
Although more palliative care is necessary for terminally ill cancer patients, excess investigational tests, invasive procedures, and treatments are given instead. Between November 2009 and December 2013, six hundred and twenty-four patients with end-stage cancer who were died at inpatient setting evaluated retrospectively. Patients' characteristics, sites(More)