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BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancer is estimated to account for 15%-20% of all patients with breast cancer and is considered as a prognostically unfavorable subset. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic impact of various molecular factors in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Tumor specimens from 109(More)
To date, BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in breast and/or ovarian patients have not been characterized in the Turkish population. We investigated the presence of BRCA mutations in 53 individuals with a personal and family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, and 52 individuals with a personal history of breast cancer diagnosed below age 50 without additional(More)
OBJECTIVES CA 15-3 and CEA are considered useful tumor markers in monitoring breast cancer patients. This study was undertaken to specifically evaluate the transient elevations in these markers that are observed during systemic treatment for metastatic disease. This phenomenon has been termed "spiking." DESIGN AND MATERIALS Serum tumor marker levels were(More)
The clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in judging therapeutic response of bone metastases was evaluated in 18 patients with advanced breast cancer. Treatment efficacy was assessed by MRI and conventional methods such as plain radiograph, bone scan, pain and analgesic scale, and serum CA15-3. The response by MRI was evaluated mainly on(More)
For the diagnosis of bone metastasis in breast cancer patients during systemic treatment serum tumor markers, including carbohydrate antigens 15-3 (CA 15-3) and 19-9 (CA 19-9), cancer antigen 125 (CA 125), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), beta-2 microglobulin (BMG), ferritin, and tissue polypeptide antigen (determined by the M3(More)
The aim of this study is to identify the impact of various prognostic factors on survival in patients with recurrent carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Fifty-two patients who were treated with platinum-based chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic disease were retrospectively evaluated. Twenty-seven patients (90%) had received pelvic radiation as primary(More)
Reconstructive surgery in previously irradiated areas is more difficult than in non-irradiated cases. A retrospective analysis of the outcome of 200 previously irradiated patients who had skin graft or flap reconstruction performed by the same surgeon is presented, and the most suitable surgical technique in irradiated areas is discussed. One hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of internal mammary lymph node biopsy (IMLNB) is still being discussed in breast cancer treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of IMLNB on adjuvant therapy and survival of patients with breast cancer. PATEINTS AND METHODS The data of 72 patients with clinically negative axilla and IMLNB were evaluated. IMLNB was(More)
A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with dyspeptic symptoms. Imaging studies had revealed 2 cm of mesenteric cyst 5 years previously. In the course of his controls the patient was referred to our hospital because of enlargement of the cyst by size and development of a solid component of the cyst content. Physical examination was normal.(More)
41 uterine sarcoma patients completed their post-operative adjuvant treatment at Istanbul University, Oncology Institute. Of these patients 23 had pelvic irradiation (RT group) and 18 had pelvic irradiation plus chemotherapy (RT + CT group). The 3 year survival rates of the two adjuvant treatment arms were 36% (RT group) and 66% (RT + CT group) (0.05(More)