Kumar Prabhash

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BACKGROUND Ramucirumab is a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that targets the extracellular domain of VEGFR-2. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of treatment with docetaxel plus ramucirumab or placebo as second-line treatment for patients with stage IV non-small-cell-lung cancer (NSCLC) after platinum-based therapy. METHODS In this multicentre,(More)
PURPOSE To compare three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in curative-intent irradiation of head-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS Previously untreated patients with biopsy-proven squamous carcinoma of oropharynx, larynx, or hypopharynx (T1-3, N0-2b) were randomly assigned using(More)
INTRODUCTION Denosumab, a fully human anti-RANKL monoclonal antibody, reduces the incidence of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. We present survival data for the subset of patients with lung cancer, participating in the phase 3 trial of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) in the treatment of bone metastases from(More)
BACKGROUND Haematolymphoid tumours other than plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) may reveal plasmablastic differentiation with overlapping immunoreactivity causing diagnostic dilemma. Elaborate ancillary diagnostic techniques can make the process expensive, tedious and out of reach for pathology laboratory in a developing country. METHODS Out of 98 total cases(More)
CONTEXT Lung cancer has varied epidemiology depending on the geographic region. Globally, there have been important changes in incidence trends amongst men and women, histology, and incidence in non-smokers. Indian epidemiological data on lung cancer is scarce. AIMS We set out to study the epidemiological patterns and clinical profile of lung cancer in(More)
BACKGROUND During the past decade, the incidence of EGFR mutation has been shown to vary across different ethnicities. It occurs at the rate of 10-15% in North Americans and Europeans, 19% in African-Americans, 20-30% in various East Asian series including Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese. Frequency of EGFR mutations in India however remains sparsely(More)
This single institutional study evaluated the prognostic factors and treatment outcome of 113 Indian patients with primary nasopharyngeal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At presentation, 28% had stage I and 62% had stage II disease. Treatment comprised of a combination of chemotherapy (CTh) and radiotherapy (RT) in the majority of the patients (76%). After a median(More)
Different forms of p210 are produced by alternative splicing, namely b2a2 and b3a2. There have been many contrasting data establishing a relationship between the two Bcr/Abl transcripts and platelet counts and also response to treatment. However, the data published to date have been on a small group of patients. The aim of the present study was to determine(More)
"A Roadmap to Tackle the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance - A Joint meeting of Medical Societies in India" was organized as a pre-conference symposium of the 2 nd annual conference of the Clinical Infectious Disease Society (CIDSCON 2012) at Chennai on 24 th August. This was the first ever meeting of medical societies in India on issue of tackling(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 10% of patients who develop a nosocomial blood stream infection (BSI) in the hospital have an underlying malignancy. The treatment of infections in patients with malignancy often relies on the use of established guidelines along with the consideration of the local microbiology and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of possible etiologic(More)