Abdul Rahman Jazieh

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BACKGROUND The incidence of male breast cancer (MBC) continues to rise. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) provides a unique source for the study of MBC. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to compare the characteristics and outcome of patients with MBC and patients with female breast cancer (FBC) in the VA population. (More)
BACKGROUND About one-third to one-half of patients with early stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) succumb to their disease. In this study, we attempted to identify prognostic factors that predict outcome in patients with stages I and II NSCLC. METHODS A retrospective evaluation of 454 patients with surgically resected stages I and II NSCLC was(More)
A lung cancer committee from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was established to modify the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer to create a platform for standard care in the region. The committee comprised different experts in thoracic oncology from the region, including the disciplines(More)
The significant increase in the use of alternative medicine in general and the herbal and dietary supplement in particular represents a challenge to the health care professionals. Because of their unregulated use, physicians are encountering increasing numbers of toxicities and untoward events. We report a case of severe intraoperative haemorrhage in a(More)
Although lung cancer incidence rates and mortalities are still low in the Arab world as compared to Europe or USA, they is gradually increasing in the region. Furthermore, there is great variation between different parts of the Arab world. For instance, the age-standardized rates (ASRs) for lung cancer incidence are about 15 fold higher in Tunisia than in(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that dual biochemical modulation of fluorouracil (FU) in combination with mitomycin improves the survival of patients with pancreas cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligibility included stage II or III unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, performance status of 0 to 2, and adequate organ function. Treatment included FU(More)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are important in the metabolism of some endogenous compounds, environmental and dietary xenobiotics and many drugs. Many of these enzymes have genetic polymorphisms that produce significant changes in metabolic activity, however the function of other polymorphisms is unknown. Genetic polymorphisms have important influences on(More)
We conducted a phase I/II trial to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the efficacy of prolonged infusion of cisplatin and oral etoposide in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Cisplatin was given via an infuser in escalating doses of 5, 6.5, 8, 9 and 10 mg/m(2)/day for 14 days along with etoposide at a fixed dose of 50(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to identify the factors that determined whether a patient underwent surgery and its impact on patient outcome. METHODS A retrospective evaluation of the records of all patients diagnosed with resectable stages I and II non-small cell lung cancer between 1990 and 1998 at the University of Arkansas and Veterans(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared mammography rates in Arkansas, based on race and age, to identify any disparities in obtaining mammography. METHODS The Arkansas Mammography Data Collection Project contained data on 133,549 women, 87,680 of them aged 40 to 64 and 45,869 aged 65 years or older. Race data were available on 64,526 women. Mammography rates were(More)