Maktav Dinçer

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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)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to evaluate the patients' characteristics and treatment results for 11 recurrent granulosa cell tumors (GCT) of the ovary. METHODS Tumor registries were screened retrospectively for all patients treated between 1979 and 1999 for ovarian tumors at the University of Istanbul. All information about these patients(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)
The aim of this study was to be able to implement the field-in-field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (FiF) technique in our daily practice for breast radiotherapy. To do this, we performed a dosimetric comparison. Treatment plans were produced for 20 consecutive patients. FiF plans and conformal radiotherapy (CRT) plans were compared for doses in the(More)
Adult granulosa cell tumors of the ovary are rare neoplasms, accounting for less than 5% of all ovarian malignancies. In addition to the tumor stage, residual disease, patient age, tumor size, extent of surgery, and also some histologic factors have been reported to be of prognostic importance. Tumor registries were screened for all patients treated between(More)
The aim of the present study was to identify the optimal Ki-67 cut-off value in breast cancer (BC) patients, and investigate the association of Ki-67 expression levels with other prognostic factors. Firstly, a retrospective search was performed to identify patients with stage I-III BC (n=462). A range of Ki-67 index values were then assigned to five groups(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)