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BACKGROUND Synchronous liver metastases are detected in approximately 25% of colorectal cancer patients at diagnosis. The rates of local failure and distant metastasis are substantial in these patients, even after undergoing aggressive treatments including resection of primary and metastatic liver tumors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether(More)
PURPOSE Anaplastic thyroid cancer is known to have a poor prognosis due to its aggressive and rapid metastasis with median survival of less than 6 months. Multimodal treatment involving surgery and chemoradiotherapy has been used to improve the survival of patients. Here, we retrospectively review of treatment outcome of 13 consecutive patients who were(More)
PURPOSE We explored whether the deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) technique using Abches during left-sided breast irradiation was effective for minimizing the amount of radiation to the heart and lung compared to free breathing (FB). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February and July 2012, a total of 25 patients with left-sided breast cancer underwent two(More)
BACKGROUND Choosing the most effective approach for treating rectal cancer with mesorectal fascia (MRF) involvement or closeness and synchronous distant metastases is a current clinical challenge. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine if upfront systemic chemotherapy and short-course radiotherapy (RT) with delayed surgery enables R0(More)
High-level production of human leptin by fed-batch culture of recombinant Escherichia coli using constitutive promoter system was investigated. For the constitutive expression of the obese gene encoding human leptin, the strong constitutive HCE promoter cloned from the D-amino acid aminotransferase gene of Geobacillus toebii was used. To develop an optimal(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the risk of radiation pneumonitis (RP) in terms of dosimetric parameters in breast cancer patients, who received radiotherapy using the partially wide tangent technique (PWT), following breast conservation surgery (BCS). METHODS We analyzed the data from 100 breast cancer patients who underwent radiotherapy using PWT. The entire(More)
PURPOSE To describe the early experience of analyzing variations and time trends in bladder volume of the rectal cancer patients who received bladder ultrasound scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 20 consecutive rectal cancer patients who received whole pelvic radiotherapy (RT) and bladder ultrasound scan between February and April 2012. Before(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed treatment outcomes and prognostic factors for patients with salivary ductal carcinoma (SDC) treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy from 2005 to 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 16 patients were identified and 15 eligible patients were included in analysis. Median age was 61 years (range, 40 to 71 years) and 12(More)
Recent advances in breast cancer management might make the use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) redundant in the treatment of pT1/T2N1 patients. We investigated the impact of PMRT on disease-free survival (DFS) in these patients who have a low risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) after contemporary multidisciplinary management.Between 1998 and 2011,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyze the patterns of care and treatment outcomes in patients with primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) in a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records of 29 patients with PTL treated between April 1994 and February 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy (n = 17) or(More)