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BACKGROUND Despite recent valuable steps in initiating a cancer registry in Iran, data depicting prevalence, incidence, and clinical picture of pancreatic tumors in the country are exceedinglyly sparse. With the aim of filling this knowledge gap, we reviewed cases in the pathology archive of Shahid Sadoughi hospital (Yazd, Iran), between 2001 and 2011. (More)
BACKGROUND Distant prostate cancers are commonly hormone refractory and exhibit increased growth no longer inhibited by androgen deprivation therapy. Understanding all molecular mechanisms contributing to uncontrolled growth is important to obtain effective treatment strategies for hormone refractory prostate cancers (HRPC). The aryl hydrocarbon receptor(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence rate of brain tumors has increased more than 40% in the past 20 years, especially in adults. We aimed to study the clinical and pathological findings of central nervous system (CNS) tumor patients and to evaluate their 5 year survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS The archives of all patients with CNS tumors in 6 health care(More)
Glomus tumours (GTs) resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although the majority of glomus tumours are small, benign neoplasms that occur in the dermis or subcutis of the extremities and cases of atypical or malignant variants have been reported. We report a case of a man who presented with a 1-year(More)
Basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum a worldwide environmental saprophyte fungus that is potentially a pathogen. B ranarum mainly affects the subcutaneous tissues but gastrointestinal and disseminated infections rarely have been reported previously. We report a case of B ranarum infection in a 12-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Lung carcinoma is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Although the 5-year survival rate nearly tripled from 5-15% over the last 25 years, the estimated number of deaths still exceeds 1.3 million annually. The overall 5-year survival of lung cancer is only 10% in Europe and 15% in the United States. The aim of the current study was to(More)
BACKGROUND By some estimates, colorectal carcinoma is the third most common cancer worldwide. The most appropriate method of treatment, especially of its metastatic form, is determined based on KRAS status. The present study was conducted on patients with colorectal cancer positive or neagtive for a KRAS mutation in terms of survival rate and the response(More)
Kidneys are complex organs with multiple vital functions. They are an essential part of the urinary system and also are necessary for regulation of body homeostasis like electrolytes, acid base balance and blood pressure. Diagnosis of renal injuries is based on clinical and histopathologic features. In a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Shahid(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been shown that biphasic electric stimuli may be effective in stimulation of bone growth. This study aimed to evaluate the role of direct electric current on osteogenesis of the parietal bone in a canine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS After surgical implantation of assembly involving 3 electrodes in the parietal bones in 5 adult male(More)
BACKGROUND Prostatic adenocarcinoma is one of the main causes of cancer death, and its timely diagnosis and preventing its progression dramatically helps improve life indexes. Given the high disease recurrence rate, today, research is more inclined toward exploring causes of recurrence and development, and innovation of modern treatment methods. Several(More)