Rakesh Jalali

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Haemangiopericytomas of central nervous system (CNS) were first defined as a separate entity in 1942. Previously they were either considered to be a histological variant of an angioblastic meningioma or a distinctive mesenchymal neoplasm. Most commonly they are located in parasagittal and falcine region. Tumours in the sellar/parasellar location are very(More)
Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) accounts for a sizeable number (30-60%) of breast cancer cases and is a common clinical scenario in developing countries. The treatment of LABC has evolved from single modality treatment, consisting of radical mutilating surgery or higher doses of radiotherapy in inoperable disease to multimodality management, which(More)
Glioblastoma progenitor or stem cells residing in the stem-cell niche in the subventricular zones (SVZ) can initiate or promote tumorigenesis. They can also migrate throughout the brain, resulting in disease progression. Irradiation of potential cancer stem-cell niche in the SVZ may influence survival. To analyze radiotherapy dose-volume parameters to the(More)
AIMS To compare the quality of life of women with early breast cancer treated with either accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS After matching for the American Brachytherapy Society criteria, the general European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 and the(More)
This study aimed to establish the feasibility of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in craniospinal irradiation (CSI) using conventional linear accelerator (IMRT_LA) and compare it dosimetrically with helical TomoTherapy (IMRT_Tomo) and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). CT datasets of four previously treated patients with(More)
Residual radiologically progressive masses following multimodality treatment of malignant mixed intracranial germ cell tumors are described. Often these enlarge, and this is called the growing teratoma syndrome. A similar phenomenon during radiotherapy alone has not been described. A 5-year old boy presented with features of raised intracranial pressure.(More)
With more than 1 million new cases each year, female breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world and the most common cancer among women. Breast cancer involves a multimodality treatment and a co-ordinated approach from various specialties. Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) is increasingly being integrated into the management of breast cancer.(More)
INTRODUCTION To compare quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients from a developing country after breast conservation surgery (BCS) or mastectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a 6-month period, all consecutive early and locally advanced breast cancer patients treated with either BCS or mastectomy and treated with RT were(More)
Gliosarcomas are uncommon variants of glioblastoma bearing the histological hallmark of two distinct tumor components (high grade glial and sarcomatous). They share similarities with glioblastomas as far as clinico-epidemiological and prognostic factors are concerned. They are commonly cortically-surfacing lesions occurring mostly in the supratentorial(More)