Joseph Kamel Salama

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PURPOSE To report a multicenter experience treating anal canal cancer patients with concurrent chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 2000 to June 2006, 53 patients were treated with concurrent chemotherapy and IMRT for anal squamous cell carcinoma at three tertiary-care academic medical centers.(More)
Targeting cancer cells, as well as the nonmalignant stromal cells cross-presenting the tumor antigen (Ag), can lead to the complete destruction of well-established solid tumors by adoptively transferred Ag-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). If, however, cancer cells express only low levels of the Ag, then stromal cells are not destroyed, and the tumor(More)
PURPOSE To define favorable pretreatment characteristics for overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), locoregional control, and freedom from distant metastasis for patients with recurrent and second primary head-and-neck cancer treated with concomitant chemotherapy and reirradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Our study population comprised a(More)
We studied the morphometry of 35 femora from 31 female patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and another 15 from 15 age- and sex-matched control patients using CT and three-dimensional computer reconstruction models. According to the classification of Crowe et al 15 of the dysplastic hips were graded as class I (less than 50% subluxation),(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that the volume of pelvic bone marrow (PBM) receiving 10 and 20 Gy or more (PBM-V(10) and PBM-V(20)) is associated with acute hematologic toxicity (HT) in anal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS We analyzed 48 consecutive anal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemotherapy(More)
During the past 20 years, the advent of neoadjuvant, primary, and adjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy has improved cancer care dramatically. Significant contributions have been made by technological improvements in radiotherapy, as well as by the introduction of novel chemotherapy agents and dosing schedules. This article will review the rationale for the(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of patients with metastatic cancer in limited organs may benefit from metastasis-directed therapy. The authors investigated whether patients with limited metastases could be safely treated with metastasis-directed radiotherapy. METHODS Patients with 1 to 5 metastatic cancer sites with a life expectancy of >3 months received escalating(More)
In this article, we use the example of head and neck cancer to show how concurrent chemoradiotherapy is used to treat a cancer where locoregional control is central for treatment success. The advent of concurrent chemoradiation has significantly contributed to the curability of head and neck cancer, including locoregionally advanced disease. Preserving(More)
PURPOSE Death from noncancer causes (competing mortality) is an important event in head and neck cancer, but studies identifying predictors of this event are lacking. We sought to identify predictors of competing mortality and develop a risk stratification model for competing events. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cohort study of 479 patients with stage III to IV(More)
PURPOSE Previous investigations have suggested that a subset of patients with metastatic cancer in a limited number of organs may benefit from local treatment. We investigated whether cancer patients with limited sites of metastatic disease (oligometastasis) who failed standard therapies could be identified and safely treated at one to five known sites of(More)