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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are being seen with greater regularity by the obstetrician-gynecologist. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the extreme of the spectrum of HIV infections, is associated with Pneumocystis carinii infection in more than half of newly diagnosed cases. Four cases of AIDS and P carinii pneumonia complicating(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)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a currently incurable neurodegenerative disorder that affects the aging population. The loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra is one of the pathological features of PD. The precise causes of PD remain unresolved but evidence supports both environmental and genetic contributions. Current efforts for the treatment of(More)