Matthew L Hicks

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BACKGROUND Epithelial ovarian carcinoma is the fifth most common cause of cancer death among African-American women. Although the incidence rate of ovarian carcinoma for whites is higher than that for African Americans, the relative survival rate for African Americans is poorer. METHODS Data were cases submitted to the National Cancer Data Base for(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of uterine carcinoma is lower among African-American women compared with white women, the mortality rates are higher for African-American patients. This report is part of an ongoing series on gynecologic malignancies in African-American women. METHODS Hospital registry reports collected by the National Cancer Data Base(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate the incidence of paraaortic lymph node metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the endometrium clinically limited to the uterus (1971 FIGO Stages I and II) and (b) to report the 5 year disease-free survival of patients with histologically documented paraaortic lymph node metastasis from endometrial(More)
Significant progress has been made in the 1980s in early-stage vulvovaginal rhabdomyosarcoma, diethylstilbestrol (DES) clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina, and unilateral germ cell tumors of the ovary. In an early state of vulvovaginal rhabdomyosarcoma, systemic vincristine, dactinomycin, and cyclophosphamide (VAC) chemotherapy followed by local(More)
A case of vulvar carcinoma with 0.5 mm of invasion treated by radical wide local excision only, which later developed ipsilateral inguinal lymph node recurrence, is presented. This represents the least amount of invasion reported resulting in inguinal lymph node metastasis. Review of the literature of stage I vulvar carcinoma with less than 1 mm of invasion(More)
Odontogenic keratocysts manifest themselves as radiolucencies that can appear anywhere in the maxilla or mandible, including periradicular areas; they may thus masquerade as lesions of endodontic origin. This retrospective study examined 239 odontogenic keratocysts received by the Oral Pathology Laboratory at Temple University School of Medicine over a(More)
A Phase I/II study was initiated to evaluate complications of orthovoltage intraoperative radiation therapy utilized in the treatment of patients with incompletely resected recurrent gynecologic malignancies. There were no osseous, vascular, neurologic, or ureteral complications. Of the 23 treated patients, 2 patients (8.7%) had complications outside the(More)
This study examined whether differences in survival for endometrial cancer attributed to race are primarily associated with socioeconomic status, comorbid illnesses, molecular genetic alterations, and other disease-related characteristics identified as poor prognostic factors. One hundred fifty-two surgically staged patients with endometrial cancer (37(More)