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BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the fifth most common cancer type and the third highest cause of cancer death worldwide, develops in different types of liver injuries, and is mostly associated with cirrhosis. However, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease often causes HCC with less fibrosis, and the number of patients with this disease is rapidly(More)
Lapatinib is the only clinically available agent for the treatment of patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) positive tumors that have progressed on treatment with trastuzumab, taxanes and anthracyclines. Moreover, when given with letrozole in postmenopausal patients with estrogen receptor (ER) and HER-2 positive disease it induces(More)
Addition of trastuzumab to chemotherapy is the cornerstone of adjuvant treatment of early HER2 positive breast cancer. Clinical trials and metaanalyses of adjuvant trastuzumab have shown significant reduction in risk of recurrence and death. Nevertheless, the real magnitude of the effect of any drug must be reevaluated in daily clinical conditions, due to(More)
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