Jure Murgić

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AIM To analyze and interpret incidence and mortality trends of breast and ovarian cancers and incidence trends of cervical and endometrial cancers in Croatia for the period 1988-2008. METHODS Incidence data were obtained from the Croatian National Cancer Registry. Themortality data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO) mortality database.(More)
BACKGROUND Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are standard treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Several studies have indicated that side-effects including hypothyroidism may serve as potential predictive biomarkers of treatment efficacy. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with clear cell mRCC treated with sunitinib in the first-line(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominantly inherited syndrome characterized by the development of numerous polyps in the colon and rectum. If left untreated, the affected patients inevitably develop colon cancer by the age of 40 years. A resection of the colon (colectomy) or of the colon and rectum (proctocolectomy) is needed(More)
In the management of large number of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, the radioactive iodine (131-I) administration plays an important role. The guidelines of numerous international and national medical societies regarding the issue of postoperative 131-I administration have been published and updated in the last few years. The guidelines differ(More)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare genetic disorder with diffuse extra-skeletal bone formation. The genetic mutation responsible for FOP has recently been discovered and is connected with excessive activation of bone morphogenetic protein receptor. This disease usually begins with typical ossification pattern in early(More)
UNLABELLED The study aimed at identifying patient-specific dosimetric and nondosimetric factors predicting outcome of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients after (131)I-tositumomab radioimmunotherapy for potential use in treatment planning. METHODS Tumor-absorbed dose measures were estimated for 130 tumors in 39 relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma(More)
According to WHO tumor classification histological subtypes of renal cell carcinoma are clear cell, papillary and chromophobe carcinoma. Carcinomas that do not fit readily into one of the categories should be assigned as unclassified. In recent literature new and emerging entities are described; follicular, clear cell papillary and cystic, oncocytic(More)
Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome in assessment of breast cancer treatment. Data comparing QoL after different adjuvant treatments and QoL data on long-term survivors are modest. The aim of this study was to compare QoL scores of patients receiving adjuvant treatment with long-term breast cancer survivors, and to correlate QoL scores with(More)
Paget's disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer and represents only 1% to 4% of all breast cancers. It is characterized by the presence of Paget's cells in the epithelium tissue (in epidermis) and it manifests as a lesion of the nipple. In most cases, Paget's disease is associated with an underlying breast malignancy. Mastectomy has been(More)
Splenic irradiation has long been known as a palliative treatment modality in patients with various malignant hematologic diseases aiming to ameliorate clinical symptoms of splenomegaly as well as clinical sequels of hypersplenism. It provides considerable effect with low toxicity although exact radiotherapy dose and fractionation schedule are not known.(More)