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BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastrointestinal lymphoma is a rare disease. A study was conducted to assess its prevalence and clinical features in adult patients with lymphoma. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 1352 patients with adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma showed 300 (22%) cases with gastrointestinal involvement at initial presentation. RESULTS Of the 185 patients(More)
Cultured fibroblast cells from 19 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), 3 patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT), 3 AT heterozygotes and 11 (presumed) normal subjects were studied for impaired colony-forming ability after chronic gamma irradiation. Five cell lines from the NHL patients were also examined for the sensitivity to acute gamma(More)
Between January 1980 and December 1982, 183 patients with histologically confirmed carcinoma of the esophagus who were referred to a tertiary referral hospital were studied. Thirty-two (17%) patients were referred from Gassim Region at the north central part of Saudi Arabia. In contrast, only 5% of total cancer patient referrals were from this area. A(More)
Clinically diagnosed breast metastasis from prostatic carcinoma is rare. Primary breast carcinoma in patients with prostatic primary is also uncommon. Four patients who presented with breast malignancies in the course of their prostatic carcinoma are described. All but one of them had diffuse metastatic disease. Three of them were on estrogens at the time(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to determine if a chemotherapy regimen incorporating cis-platinum, etoposide, and actinomycin D (PEA) was associated with an outcome different from that of the standard triple regimen of methotrexate, actinomycin D, and chlorambucil (MAC) in patients with gestational trophoblastic tumor and liver metastases. Subjects were(More)
Cytotoxicity of cisplatin and carboplatin was compared using each drug alone and in combination with either 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or methotrexate (MTX) and with 5-FU, vincristine (VCR) and bleomycin (BLM) together in the mouse embryo fibroblast line C3H10T1/2. The survival curves, drawn on the basis of the colony-forming ability of cells, indicated that(More)
A retrospective analysis of all breast cancer patients who died of their disease at Harper Grace Hospital during 1962 to 1976, was conducted to determine the pattern of metastases and its relation to chemotherapy. The autopsy incidence of distant metastases, to all organ sites, was noted to be higher among patients who previously received cytotoxic therapy,(More)
Thirteen patients with Kaposi's sarcoma were treated by radiotherapy between 1975 and 1984. Five patients were kidney transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressive drugs, while eight patients had spontaneous Kaposi's sarcoma. Eleven patients were followed up for periods from two to 63 months (mean, 27 months). All patients had complete response(More)