Sheila Rangan

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OBJECTIVES Sunitinib is the standard care for first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The aim of this study was to determine whether a sunitinib regimen of 50 mg/day 2-weeks on/1-week off could maintain the same dose-intensity as the standard 4-weeks on/2-weeks off schedule, and provide the same efficacy in terms of objective response,(More)
Bacterial meningitis is an important cause of acquired sensorineural deafness in childhood. Deafness following meningitis may be progressive. Previous reports have shown deterioration in hearing up to 12 years after the illness. We present two cases of sensorineural deafness following meningitis. Severe to profound sensorineural hearing losses were detected(More)
Sunitinib, an orally multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor and standard first-line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma, is usually administered on a 6-week schedule. Toxicities reported with this drug are usually of moderate grade, which results in good treatment tolerability and patients' compliance. However, in some cases high-grade or(More)
Androgen-independent prostate carcinoma (AICP) is one of the tumors that continue to respond poorly to chemotherapy. Recently, protocols based on the use of docetaxel have significantly improved survival for patients in this disease. In other types of neoplastic disease, combined therapy with taxanes and anthracycline derivatives has been shown to produce(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant primary brain tumor. Conventional therapies are considered palliative and long-term progression-free survival remains low for most GBM patients even after surgical excision, concomitant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy with nitrosoureas or Temozolomide. We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented(More)
Single-agent gemcitabine has been established as standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer since clinical studies have shown an improvement in overall survival and significant clinical benefit when compared to the best supportive care despite low overall objective response. Several phase II studies have tested other single agents and different(More)
BACKGROUND The activity of sunitinib, a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor with antiangiogenic and antitumor activities, has been explored in several solid malignancies such as breast, lung, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Currently it is approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Non-small cell(More)
were diagnosed in our laboratory and of the 356 tubes examined, one showed a primary carcinoma which we are discussing in this paper because of its unusual histological features. Since our laboratory undertakes examination of surgical pathological and biopsy material from all but two of the hospitals in Madras State, the figures given above can be regarded(More)
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