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Genetic predictive biomarkers of radiosensitivity are being sought to individualize radiation treatment of cancer patients. In this pilot case-control study, we tested the association between TGFB1 T869C codon 10 Leu/Pro (rs1982073), XRCC1 G28152A codon 399 Arg/Gln (rs25487), and XRCC3 C18067T codon 241 Thr/Met (rs861539) single-nucleotide polymorphisms(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is commonly advanced at diagnosis. In this study we evaluated the clinical presentation, diagnostic delay and factors affecting delay in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Data were collected prospectively for 307 newly diagnosed patients, including detailed demographic data, disease history, health care consultations and referral process.(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess prognostic factors, treatment outcomes and patterns of relapse in patients with early stage (T1-2 N0) squamous cell carcinoma of oral tongue treated primarily by surgery. The medical records of all patients with early stage (T1-2 N0) oral tongue cancer, radically treated at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research(More)
AIM To identify the prognostic significance of different factors in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-seven patients with carcinoma of the tongue were treated radically at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre between 1980 and 1989. Twenty patients (26%) were treated by resection alone, 11(More)
PURPOSE Genetic predictive markers of radiosensitivity are being sought for stratifying radiotherapy for cancer patients and risk assessment of radiation exposure. We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphisms in susceptible genes are associated with, and the number of risk alleles has incremental effect on, individual radiosensitivity. METHODS AND(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and outcomes of neoadjuvant cisplatinum and epirubicin chemotherapy followed by concurrent cisplatinum chemotherapy with radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS One hundred ten patients (80 male, 30 female) with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma, staged(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers are needed to individualize cancer radiation treatment. Therefore, we have investigated the association between various risk factors, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes and late complications to radiotherapy in our nasopharyngeal cancer patients. METHODS A cohort of 155 patients was included. Normal(More)
Due to individual variations in radiosensitivity, biomarkers are needed to tailor radiation treatment to cancer patients. Since single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are frequent in human, we hypothesized that SNPs in genes that mitigate the radiation response are associated with radiotoxicity, in particular late complications to radiotherapy and could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of radical treatment for patients with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. METHODS Using head and neck tumor database, 57 patients with stage IV non-metastatic invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity treated with curative intent at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh,(More)
PURPOSE Mitochondria and ionizing radiation overlap in a number of features; for instance, both generate harmful reactive oxygen species, and that radiation can induce cell death through the intermediary of mitochondria. Because a number of genetic variations in nuclear genes are frequently associated with response to cancer treatment, the aim of this(More)