BACKGROUND Young age remains a controversial issue as a prognostic factor in breast cancer. Debate includes patients from different parts of the world. Almost 50% of patients with breast cancer seen at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) are below age 50. METHODS We reviewed 1320 patients seen at AUBMC between 1990 and 2001. We… (More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE This is a prospective comparison of weekly cisplatin to weekly paclitaxel as concurrent chemotherapy with standard radiotherapy for locally advanced cervical carcinoma. MATERIALS/METHODS Between May 2000 and May 2004, 31 women with FIGO stage IB2-IVA cervical cancer or with postsurgical pelvic recurrence were enrolled into this phase II… (More)
Maternal and neonatal infections with Salmonella typhi have been well documented. There are only two previous case reports of intrauterine infection with non-typhoidal species. This paper presents a third case of maternal septicemia followed by neonatal sepsis with Salmonella heidelberg.
BACKGROUND The analysis of cancer incidence trends is essential to health care planning. The aim of this study is to examine variations in cancer incidence rates in Lebanon between 2003 and 2008 and use the observed trends to project cancer incidence until 2018. METHODS Using secondary data with a cumulative caseload of 45,753 patients from the National… (More)