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ARID1A/BAF250a has been recently implicated as a tumor suppressor in gastric cancer. We sought to clarify the clinical significance of BAF250a/ARID1A in relation to other clinical parameters and relevant biomarkers in gastric carcinoma. Cases from 2 separate cohorts of patients with gastric carcinoma from Vancouver (n = 173) and Toronto (n = 80) were(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) is frequently considered in patients with stage II colon cancer who are considered to be at high risk. However, to the authors' knowledge, the survival benefits associated with AC in these patients remain largely unproven. In the current study, the authors sought to examine the use of AC in patients with AJCC stage II(More)
OBJECTIVE Specific outcomes for early-stage ovarian endometrioid carcinoma (OEC) have not been well characterized. In addition, the benefit of any type of postsurgical therapy remains unclear. Our aims were to delineate (1) potential prognostic factors and (2) the impact of adjuvant treatment on survival in such patients. METHODS Women with FIGO stages I(More)
BACKGROUND Less than 8 weeks has been recommended as the optimal time to initiate AC based on 2 meta-analyses that suggested worse survival with delayed AC. However, neither study included patients treated with an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy. We aimed to investigate the effect of delay in initiating oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy on RFS and CSS for stage(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that patients with stage III colon cancer who receive adjuvant FOLFOX (5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy experience an improved disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS). However, the magnitude of benefit among patients who discontinue FOLFOX early is not well known. We sought to examine the rate of FOLFOX(More)
PURPOSE In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology established guidelines on fertility preservation in cancer patients, but recent data suggest that the guidelines are not widely followed. To identify the frequency of fertility discussions and the characteristics that influence the rate of discussion, we performed a retrospective chart review for(More)
Ductal carcinoma of the prostate is a rare histologic subtype of prostate carcinoma. It represents 0.4% to 0.8% of all prostate cancers and is associated with a poor prognosis. Given the paucity of cases reported in the literature on ductal prostate carcinoma, little is known about how this cancer responds to cytotoxic chemotherapy. We report the case of a(More)
BACKGROUND The PROSPECT trial (N1048) is evaluating the selective use of chemoradiation in patients with cT2N1 and cT3N0-1 rectal cancer undergoing sphincter-sparing low anterior resection. We evaluated outcomes of PROSPECT-eligible and -ineligible patients from a multi-institutional database. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from patients with locally advanced(More)
A large repertoire of gene-centric data has been generated in the field of zebrafish biology. Although the bulk of these data are available in the public domain, most of them are not readily accessible or available in nonstandard formats. One major challenge is to unify and integrate these widely scattered data sources. We tested the hypothesis that active(More)
•Although patterns of metastases in ovarian clear cell cancer are not well described, patients may initially present with bone metastases.•Clear cell carcinoma with bone metastases is responsive to radiation therapy.•Bone metastases are not common in patients with ovarian high grade serous cancer.