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PURPOSE To evaluate the results of radiofrequency ablation in treating hepatic metastases from breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen breast cancer patients with 16 hepatic metastases measuring 1.1 to 4.0 cm in the longest axis (mean, 1.9 cm) were prospectively studied. All patients had previously received chemotherapy. Radiofrequency ablation was(More)
Cancer can have profound social and economic consequences for people in India, often leading to family impoverishment and societal inequity. Reported age-adjusted incidence rates for cancer are still quite low in the demographically young country. Slightly more than 1 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in a population of 1.2 billion. In(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma is the foremost cause of metastasis to the breast from extramammary solid neoplasm. However primary melanoma of the breast is a distinct rarity. Primary melanoma involves the skin and less commonly the glandular parenchyma of the breast. METHOD We herein describe a case of primary amelanotic melanoma of the breast parenchyma(More)
The delivery of affordable and equitable cancer care is one of India's greatest public health challenges. Public expenditure on cancer in India remains below US$10 per person (compared with more than US$100 per person in high-income countries), and overall public expenditure on health care is still only slightly above 1% of gross domestic product.(More)
A 6½-year-old boy had developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was treated with systemic chemotherapy, intrathecal triple drug regimen and prophylactic cranial irradiation. After 10 years he developed anaplastic astrocytoma of the postero-superior cerebellum on the left side while leukemia was in remission. He was treated with surgical excision, followed(More)
BACKGROUND Primary spinal cord germ cell tumour is a rare tumour. We herein review the tumour characteristics, associated risk factors, treatment policy, and patterns of failure of primary intradural germ cell tumour. METHOD We conducted a PUBMED search using a combination of keywords such as "spinal germ cell tumor," "germinoma," "extradural,"(More)
Over the past 20 years, cancer research in India has grown in size and impact. Clinicians, scientists, and government and state policy makers in India have championed cancer research, from studies to achieve low-tech, large-scale health outcomes to some of the most advanced areas of fundamental cancer science. In this paper, we frame public policy(More)
INTRODUCTION Intracranial atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is an uncommon malignancy with a dismal outcome. Commonly misdiagnosed over the decades as primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the brain, it has dramatically different biological behavior. DISCUSSION We herein report a case series of five patients diagnosed and treated as atypical teratoid rhabdoid(More)
PURPOSE In cervical intracavitary brachytherapy, it is mandatory to evaluate if the doses to bladder and rectum are within tolerance limits. In this study, an effort has been made to evaluate the effect of respiration on the doses to bladder and rectum in patients undergoing brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifteen patients with cervix cancer treated(More)