Sarah Mahmoud

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BACKGROUND Adjuvant trastuzumab (AT) is known to significantly improve survival of women with HER2(+) early breast cancer. This study explores the use and nonuse of AT in early breast cancer, as well as the efficacy in a neoadjuvant and adjuvant population, within a routine clinical setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Histopathology reports of invasive breast(More)
OBJECTIVE Dexamethasone premedication is required with paclitaxel to prevent infusion-related hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). Both oral dexamethasone (PO-D; 20 mg 12 and 6 hours before paclitaxel) and intravenous dexamethasone (IV-D; 20 mg 30 minutes before paclitaxel) regimens are used. The optimal premedication regimen and management of patients after(More)
AIM Eribulin mesylate is a synthetic analog of halichondrin B and is licensed for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed following treatment with anthracyclines and taxanes. It was not deemed to be cost effective based on a cost analysis by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is ongoing debate about whether patients planned for liver resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC). Therefore, we performed a retrospective survival analysis of patients with and without NC prior to surgery. METHODS Data prospectively collected from 468 consecutive patients(More)
The optimum dose and duration of treatment with thalidomide for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma are not known. Long term responses were seen in 5 patients given low doses of thalidomide (100-200 mg) with or without pulsed dexamethasone, for between 48 and 108 weeks. The responses were sustained for between 23 and 67 weeks after stopping treatment.(More)
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