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Kuwait was chosen by the International Lymphoma Study Group (ILSG) as one of the sites attending in the project on "Clinical characteristics and pathological classification of non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in the developing countries". The Kuwait study involved 206 cases of NHL, diagnosed, staged and treated in the Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC). All(More)
The chance of an intrathyroidal occurrence of a parathyroid gland is about 1-3%. Among the causes of hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cases occur in less than 1% of patients. Here we present the case of a 63 year old Saudi female suffering from an intrathyroidal parathyroid carcinoma. The suspicion coming from the clinical investigations that the removed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the diagnostic efficacy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the initial evaluation of thyroid nodules, with special emphasis on discrepant cytologic diagnoses. STUDY DESIGN A total of 192 thyroid fine needle aspirates with subsequent histopathologic follow-up were analyzed. The cytologic diagnoses were divided into 4(More)
Cell cycle progression is facilitated by cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) that are activated by cyclins, including Cyclin D1 and inhibited by CDK inhibitors. Evidence of the involvement of cyclin gene alterations and over expression of various cyclins in human cancer is growing. The role of Cyclin D1 in malignant progression of papillary carcinomas of the(More)
We conducted an analysis on 41 cases of male breast cancer (median age 54 y; range 25-82 y) in Kuwait. Most (51%) were stage II cancers with 65% arising in the left breast. There were 5 (12%) T1 tumours, 23 (56%) T2 tumours and 13 (32%) T3/T4 tumours. They were mostly (95%) infiltrating ductal carcinomas; 97% were grade 2 or 3. Axillary lymph node(More)
The International Network of Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) recently organized a workshop on non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) in selected developing countries with the purpose of examining existing information relating to the pathology and management of these neoplasms, and identifying potential areas for research. This report provides a summary of the(More)
The mutation of the p53 gene is a common phenomenon in numerous human tumors including breast cancer. It leads to an accumulation of nonfunctioning p53 protein in the cell nuclei, which can be detected by immunohistochemical techniques. In breast cancer overexpression of mutated p53 protein has been correlated to a poor prognosis. Our study is an(More)
Cytosol of primary breast cancers from 217 women of predominantly Arab ethnicity were assayed for uPA, tPA, PAI-1 and a subset for ER, PR and pS2. Serum levels of CEA and CA153 were determined during follow-up. Only tPA correlated to nodal status and tumour grade, and PAI-1 to clinical stage. PAI-1 was related to uPA and both were inversely correlated with(More)
The cytological diagnosis of classical papillary carcinoma is easily established based on the characteristic architectural and nuclear features. However, the follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma(FVPTC) poses a diagnostic challenge. In this study we analysed the cytological features of 14 histopathologically proven cases of FVPTC. We inferred(More)