Munira Shabbir-Moosajee

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Haploidentical related donors are an attractive alternative source of stem cells for allogeneic stem cell transplantation due to widespread availability and ease of stem cell procurement. Historically, haploidentical stem cell transplantation (HaploSCT) with extensive T-cell depletion has been associated with high rates of infectious complications and(More)
Background. Early onset colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is rare and has been hypothesized to be a biologically and clinically distinct entity personifying aggressive disease and worse survival. Methods. Data for 131 patients was collected by retrospective chart review. Cox proportional hazard model was used to compute prevalence ratios and 95% confidence(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Cisplatin is a platinum compound that has revolutionized the treatment of various solid organ tumors. Cisplatin is associated with a variety of side effects and has recently been indicted in the development of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a potentially reversible(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of the male breast is responsible for less than 1% of all malignancies in men but the incidence is rising. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common histological subtype while invasive lobular carcinoma is responsible for only 1.5% of the total cases of which pleomorpic lobular carcinoma is an extremely rare variant. We report the(More)
Vincristine, a type of vinca alkaloid, is widely used in the treatment of various childhood and adult malignancies. A well-known side effect of vincristine is its neurotoxicity and it is rarely indicted in vagus nerve involvement. Vincristine induced vocal cord palsy is a potentially reversible condition, with the mainstay of therapy being withdrawal of the(More)
BACKGROUND Early onset sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) is a biologically and clinically distinct entity hypothesized to exhibit differences in histological features and microsatellite instability (MSI) as compared to typical onset CRC. This study compared the MSI status, mismatch repair enzyme deficiency and clinicopathological features of early onset(More)
Cytogenetic abnormalities have long been recognized as the genetic basis of the occurrence of various malignancies. Specific cytogenetic abnormalities have shown to occur recurrently in particular subtypes of leukaemias and lymphomas. t(1;14) is an infrequently occurring recurrent chromosomal translocation that has been described in literature to be(More)
Cancer related thrombosis not only increases morbidity and mortality but also poses a significant financial burden on health care system. Risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in these patients substantially increases with the addition of chemotherapy. Lately, cisplatin has been implicated as an independent factor. There is little data estimating the risk of(More)
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is an active chemoetheraputic agent in many malignancies, used both in the curative and metastatic setting. Therefore, the side effect profile of 5-FU is well-described and recognized. Here, we present a case of a 28-year-old male, who received 5-FU and carboplatin concurrently, with radiation, for esophageal carcinoma. On Day 3 of his(More)
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