Ana Luísa Lourenço Moreira Faria

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INTRODUCTION Clear cell carcinoma accounts for 75% of all types of renal neoplasms. Approximately one third presents with metastatic disease at diagnosis. Immunohistochemical studies play a significant diagnostic role. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 48-year-old heavy smoker who presented with productive cough and progressive dyspnea. The study(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies investigating the effect of increased dose intensity and chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have not consistently shown significant survival benefits. METHODS This retrospective analysis reviewed the outcome of patients receiving palliative chemotherapy for advanced(More)
Nowadays, the most efficient form of intravesical immunotherapy for superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is the instillation of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), proceeding from an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis. In up to 40% of cases, its instillation is associated with significantly elevated prostate-specific antigen(More)
AIM To analyze the costs of cancer drugs administered in a Portuguese Hospital compared with the Karolinska Institute study. METHODS To evaluate spending on cancer drugs, we retrospectively analyzed data on the overall costs of cancer drugs, obtained at the Department of Medical Oncology of the Centro Hospitalar de Entre Douro e Vouga, between 2004 and(More)
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies and it causes more than 1 million deaths each year worldwide. Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 15 to 20% of all lung cancers and it is an extremely aggressive cancer, having a response rate of 60-80% with the standard first-line chemotherapy (CT). Topotecan is a topoisomerase I(More)
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