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BACKGROUND Desmoplastic malignant melanoma (DMM) is a rare variant of malignant melanoma with high local recurrence rate after surgical excision. We performed a retrospective review to address the role of radiation therapy in local control of this tumor. METHODS Between 1976 and 1997, 44 patients with the pathologic diagnosis of DMM were registered at our(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To demonstrate the efficacy of external beam radiation therapy as a primary treatment modality for the management of patients with advanced juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS The medical records of 130 patients with the diagnosis of JNA seen at UCLA Medical Center over a(More)
Recruitment of leukocytes is one of the earliest events in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chemokines play an important role in the migration of these cells into the inflammation sites. The aim of this study was to evaluate the CXCL10, CCL20 and CCL22 levels and the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs4508917, rs6749704 and(More)
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