Osama Qubaiah

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BACKGROUND The etiology of cancers of the small intestine is largely unknown. To gain insight into these rare malignancies, we evaluated contemporaneous incidence and survival patterns. METHODS Using small intestine cancer data from 12 population-based registries of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, we calculated age-adjusted and(More)
In contrast to the well-described epidemiology and behavior of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), little is known about extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma (EPSCC). Using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program (1992–2010), we calculated age-adjusted incidence rates (IRs), IR ratios (IRRs), annual percent change (APC),(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency with potentially devastating consequences classically associated with cytotoxic chemotherapy. In recent years, molecularly targeted drugs have assumed an increasingly important role in cancer therapeutics. The possibility of TLS is often overlooked in this setting.(More)
e14531 Background: Patients who derive benefit from neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer is unclear. A subset, borderline resectable (BR) has been defined in whom therapy may be of benefit. We evaluated factors affecting resection, in particular those patients deemed borderline resectable. METHODS This is a retrospective chart review of patients who(More)
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