Nilufer Avci

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PURPOSE We aimed to establish a laboratory prognostic index (LPI) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients based on hematologic and biochemical parameters and to analyze the predictive value of LPI on NSCLC survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study retrospectively reviewed 462 patients with advanced NSCLC diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 in a(More)
Brain metastasis in colorectal cancer is highly rare. In the present study, we aimed to determine the frequency of brain metastasis in colorectal cancer patients and to establish prognostic characteristics of colorectal cancer patients with brain metastasis. In this cross-sectional study, the medical files of colorectal cancer patients with brain metastases(More)
INTRODUCTION Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) - which lack the expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) - have no established markers that can be used for prognostic stratification. As adiponectin has been previously implicated in a more aggressive phenotype of primary breast(More)
PURPOSE Surgery is the definitive treatment for early colon cancers. Adjuvant therapies are used with the aim of eradicating micrometastases and improving cure rates. Recent studies have proposed that adiponectin might be responsible for obesity-related malignancies. We investigated the prognostic value of this cytokine. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who(More)
BRCA1/BRCA2 genes were screened in 117 patients with breast cancer by sequencing. Fourteen percent of patients tested positive for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. Four frame shift mutations, four pathogenic missense mutations, and 25 different sequence variations were detected. BRCA mutation positivity was significantly associated with Ki67 (p = .001). BRCA protein(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Because the outcome of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains dismal, there is an urgent need for a better molecular characterization of this malignancy. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the prognostic impact of the expression of c-mesenchymal-epithelial transition (c-Met) a receptor tyrosine kinase implicated in(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most common cancers. Most of the patients are inoperable at the time of diagnosis, and the prognosis is poor. Many prognostic factors have been identified in prior studies. However, it is not clear which factor is more useful. In this study, we investigated whether uric acid, the last breakdown product of(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The optimal treatment of cancer cachexia remains unknown. In this study, we compared the efficacy of three different treatment modalities in the management of cancer cachexia. METHODS Sixty-two assessable cachectic cancer patients were randomized to one of the following three arms: 1) megesterol acetate (MA) plus meloxicam (n = 23); 2)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether the pretreatment neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have any prognostic significance in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer receiving adjuvant trastuzumab. METHODS 187 patients were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were separated into two groups according to the mean(More)
BACKGROUND Several prognostic factors have been studied in NSCLC, although it is unknown which is most useful. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether pre-treatment serum albumin level has prognostic value in patients with Stage IIIB NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study included a total of 204 patients with Stage IIIB NSCLC who(More)