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The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of intramedullary fixation of pathological humeral shaft fractures using an unreamed humeral nail (UHN). Twenty-one consecutive patients with 24 humeri fractured secondary to metastatic disease were retrospectively reviewed. The primary tumors included carcinomas of breast (11), kidney (2), multiple(More)
Bevacizumab treatment is associated with an increased risk of hypertension (HTN), a potential marker for effectiveness. We aimed to assess whether grades 2-3 HTN during bevacizumab treatment was associated with increased overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS). One hundred and eighty-one patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), who(More)
Introduction Several epidemiologic studies have provided suggestive evidence of a link between coetaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium (BCLC) reported approximately 2.6-fold increase in the risk for CMM among BRCA2 carrier families. Methods To evaluate the role of BRCA1/2 mutations in CMM, we screened 92(More)
This multicenter cohort study assessed the impact of molecular profiling (MP) on advanced pancreaticobiliary cancer (PBC). The study included 30 patients treated with MP-guided therapy after failing ≥ 1 therapy for advanced PBC. Treatment was considered as having benefit for the patient if the ratio between the longest progression-free survival (PFS) on(More)
BACKGROUND Achieving complete cytoreduction of peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM) can be challenging. In most cases, delivery of heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is straightforward. However, using the closed technique in some cases may be technically challenging; for example, in patients requiring abdominal closure using a large synthetic(More)
Bevacizumab improves survival when added to chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We assessed the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab in mCRC patients ≥70 years old (YO) vs. those <70 YO. mCRC patients treated from 2005–2012 who received chemotherapy (physician’s choice) plus bevacizumab were included. The primary end point was safety;(More)
e11541 Background: Chemotherapy improves breast cancer outcome, but may impact fertility. Post chemotherapy fertility rates range between 10-90% among studies. Fertility post chemotherapy is most often assessed by rate of menstruation resumption- an indirect method of evaluating childbearing potential. It is noteworthy that future pregnancy is a woman's(More)
Molecular portraits of numerous tumors have flooded oncologists with vast amounts of data. In parallel, effective inhibitors of central pathways have shown great clinical benefit. Together, this promises potential clinical benefits to otherwise end-stage cancer patients. Here, we report a clinical service offering mutation detection of archived samples(More)
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