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INTRODUCTION Imatinib is a first-line therapy to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected 22 CML cases of pregnancies and reported 9 accidental and 13 planned pregnancies that were on imatinib therapy. Willing female patients remaining in complete hematological, cytogenetic and major molecular responses for at least(More)
BACKGROUND Hyponatremia is a hazardous complication of lung cancer and its treatment. It is seen at presentation in approximately 15% of patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and 1% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Platinum compounds used as first-line agents along with taxols frequently cause hyponatremia. Till date there is no(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Number of metastatic lymph nodes has a strong prognostic value in the course of breast cancer treatment, morbidity and mortality. This study was undertaken to determine the association between axillary lymph node metastasis and several variables such as age, tumour size, grade, lymphovascular invasion, oestrogen and progesterone(More)
Imatinib inhibits constitutively active BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). In a long term study it was found superior to interferon alfa plus cytarabine for newly diagnosed CML in the chronic phase. However, till date there is no major study to evaluate eastern Indian CML patients treated with imatinib mesylate. The aim of our study(More)
Claudins are a family of proteins and the most important component of the tight junction. They constitute a paracellular barrier that controls the flow of molecules in the intercellular space of an epithelium. Although it seems that claudin should be down regulated in cancer cell, some claudins are, in fact highly elevated in various human cancers,(More)
Polyadenosine diphosphate (ADP) ribose polymerase (PARP) lends a panoramic view to the inner mystery of protection of integrity of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in a cell genome. They are a balancing part of an even more dynamic equilibrium of normalcy against daily assaults. PARP finds its companion candidates in other tumor suppressors, with the most(More)