Ashish Bakshi

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BACKGROUND The purpose was to evaluate the prognostic factors and treatment outcome of Indian patients with primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the tonsil treated at a single institution. METHODS In all, 121 patients with DLBCL of the tonsil, treated at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, from January 1990 to December 2002, were(More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the prostate is an extremely rare entity. Sarcomas account for about 1% of all malignant tumors and less than 5% of them arise from the genitourinary tract. Majority of patients present with urinary obstructive symptoms. The outcome is generally poor. Surgery with or without radiotherapy/chemotherapy forms the mainstay of treatment for(More)
This single institutional study evaluated the prognostic factors and treatment outcome of 113 Indian patients with primary nasopharyngeal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At presentation, 28% had stage I and 62% had stage II disease. Treatment comprised of a combination of chemotherapy (CTh) and radiotherapy (RT) in the majority of the patients (76%). After a median(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older adults differs biologically and clinically from that in younger patients and is characterized by adverse chromosomal abnormalities, stronger intrinsic resistance, and lower tolerance to chemotherapy. In patients over age 60 with AML, cure rates are under 10% despite intensive chemotherapy, and most of them die within a(More)
AIM To study the toxicity profile and response rates of weekly paclitaxel given as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was planned as a single arm, prospective phase II study. Twenty-six patients with locally advanced breast cancer were enrolled in the study from December 2006 to(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are a type of small round cell tumors developing from migrating embryonal cells of the neural crest. Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pPNETs) are less common with varying incidence of occurrence in head and neck region. Only 8 reported cases of primary PNET of maxilla are available in English literature.(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is frequent in immunocompromised patients, especially in AIDS, organ transplantation and rarely in Hodgkin's disease and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We present a case of NHL with CMV oesophagitis, which has rarely been documented in literature. Apart from fungal and herpes simplex infections, as the common differential(More)
Paclitaxel is widely used in the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Formulations of paclitaxel contain surfactants and solvents or albumin derived from human blood. The use of co-solvents such as polyoxyethylated castor oil is thought to contribute to toxicity profile and hypersensitivity reactions as well as leaching of plasticizers(More)