Amol K. Narang

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PURPOSE To characterize the genetic basis and phenotype of inherited Fuchs corneal dystrophy (FCD). METHODS DNA from blood was used for genome-wide linkage scans with tandem repeat polymorphisms. Mutation detection involved sequencing PCR-amplified exons. Families with FCD were clinically evaluated and graded on the Krachmer severity scale. Confocal(More)
Primary pancreatic small cell carcinoma (SCC) is rare, with just over 30 cases reported in the literature. Only 7 of these patients underwent surgical resection with a median survival of 6 months. Prognosis of SCC is therefore considered to be poor, and the role of adjuvant therapy is uncertain. Here we report two institutions' experience with resectable(More)
BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant chemoradiation therapy for ampullary carcinoma is unknown. Previous literature suggests that certain populations with high risk factors for recurrence may benefit from adjuvant chemoradiation. We combined the experience of two institutions to better delineate which patients may benefit from adjuvant chemoradiation. METHODS(More)
As our understanding of the molecular pathways driving tumorigenesis improves and more druggable targets are identified, we have witnessed a concomitant increase in the development and production of novel molecularly targeted agents. Radiotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of various malignancies with a prominent role in the care of prostate cancer(More)
Background This project will empower cancer patients to address their substance use by establishing an evidence-based strategy for identifying and managing substance use during cancer treatment. The question is: Does the proactive identification and management of substance use in oncology patients improve specific patient outcomes such as quality of life,(More)
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