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BACKGROUND Esophageal cancer in Iran is the sixth most common cancer and is particularly important in east Azerbaijan. The aim of this study was to calculate survival rates and define prognostic factors in esophageal cancer patients. METHODS In this study, all patients with esophageal cancer registered in the Radiation Therapy Center, during March 2006 to(More)
Following failure of systemic chemotherapy, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is an available method to control unresectable liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma (CRC). The aim of present study was to evaluate the efficacy of chemoembolization for inoperable metastatic liver lesions from CRC. Forty-five CRC patients with liver metastases(More)
PURPOSE Breast cancer is the most common malignancy of women worldwide. Radiotherapy consists of a vital element in the treatment of breast cancer but relative side effects and different radioactive responses are limiting factors for a successful treatment. Doxorubicin has been used to treat cancers for over 30 years and is considered as the most effective(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor length in patients with esophageal cancer (EC) has recently received great attention. However, its prognostic role for EC is controversial. The purpose of our study was to characterize the prognostic value of tumor length in EC patients and offer the optimum cut-off point of tumor length by reliable statistical methods. MATERIALS AND(More)
Simultaneous occurrence of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer, known as differentiated thyroid cancer, has been reported with various presentations, but presence of an anaplastic cancer, as an undifferentiated cancer, in addition to differentiated thyroid cancer is rarely reported. We here report a 40-year-old man with papillary thyroid cancer on his(More)
BACKGROUND Areas of Iran have among the highest incidences of esophageal cancer in the world. Definitive chemo-radiotherapy (DCRT) is used for locally advanced esophageal cancer and for inoperable tumors asan alternative to surgical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was conducted in North- West Iran 2006-2011, including 267(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation on inflammatory factors and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzymes in rectal cancer patients undergoing chemoradiothetrapy. METHOD AND MATERIAL In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study, 34 volunteer patients with rectal(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of MR microimaging on a conventional 9.4 T horizontal animal MRI system using commercial available microcoils in combination with only minor modifications to the system, thereby opening this field to a larger community. Commercially available RF microcoils designed for high-resolution NMR(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC) is one the cause of acute diarrhea and bacillary dysentery in developing countries. Routine diagnostic microbiology tests are not capable to distinguish EIEC from other pathogenic or non-pathogenic E. coli. PCR, targeting ipaH, virF, virB and other virulence genes, is a diagnostic method for(More)
INTRODUCTION Nanoparticles are promising as a new approach to enhance chemo- radiotherapy efficiency in breast cancer mainly via targeted therapy. MATERIALS & METHODS SKBR3 and T47D breast cancer cells were treated with superparamagnetic mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanocomposites (SPmHANs)conjugated with 1 μM doxorubicin and 0.5 mM 2-Deoxy-d-Glucose and(More)