Elizabeth Hsu

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Brain tumors are the second most common neoplasm in childhood and adolescence. With the recent advances in technology, changes in tumor incidence have been reported. This study examines this statement. A 19-year retrospective case review of primary brain tumors in persons younger than 18 years of age at time of diagnosis, who had permanent residence in our(More)
With the increasing survival time of many pediatric patients with malignancies, unexpected symptoms or signs require diligent search for rare complications or second cancers related to the disease or treatment. We recently encountered a patient with extensive glioblastoma multiforme who developed pancytopenia six months after completion of treatment with(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine cognitive functioning and neuroimaging in children with leukemia treated with the Pediatric Oncology Group 9605 protocol at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Mean age at diagnosis was 4.88 +/- 2.54 years. The mean (n = 24) Wechsler Verbal and Performance IQ fell in the low-average range (87.33 +/- 15.69 and(More)
Two adolescent black females with sickle cell disease who developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are presented. The recognition of SLE was delayed because all new symptoms were initially attributed to their underlying sickle cell disease. Nine similar cases have been previously reported. The hypothesis that a deficiency of the alternative complement(More)
With the recent immigration of Southeast Asians to Canada, hemoglobin E has become a frequent diagnosis. The clinical and hematologic findings in 42 children (mean age 4.3 years) with hemoglobin E are presented. There were 33 heterozygotes (having hemoglobin E trait), 6 homozygotes (having hemoglobin EE) and 3 double heterozygotes (having hemoglobin(More)
Despite the fact that the teratogenic effects of phenytoin have been suggested in several case reports, the evidence for a possible oncogenic potential of phenytoin has not been widely recognized. Recently, neuroblastoma as well as other neuroectodermal and non-ectodermal tumors has been seen in several children exposed to phenytoin prenatally. Previous(More)
Until recently the diagnosis of gliomatosis cerebri has been made on postmortem examination. This article reviews the use of serial magnetic resonance imaging studies to suggest premorbid diagnosis of this condition. The following is a case report of a 14-year-old female who had a subtotal cortical resection of tumor and several years later developed a(More)
The management of intraductal papillomas on core biopsy continues to be controversial. Papillomas with atypia are typically excised. However, it is unclear whether surgical excision is warranted for benign lesions. A retrospective review of our institution’s pathology and radiology databases from January 2009 through May 2014 identified 119 patients with a(More)
In the phase 3 RESONATE study, ibrutinib demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and overall response rate (ORR) compared with ofatumumab in relapsed/refractory CLL patients with high-risk prognostic factors. We report updated results from RESONATE in these traditionally chemotherapy resistant high-risk genomic subgroups(More)