Shouki N. Bazarbashi

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Breast cancer is a major health problem in many parts of the world. Its impact in Saudi Arabia will be more obvious when the national data is released from the National Cancer Registry (NCR) in the near future. It is the most common cancer referred to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC). This is a retrospective review of all(More)
AIMS Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (EES) is a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma. The aim of the present study was to assess the outcome and the prognosis of adult patients presenting with EES treated with multi-modality therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS All EES patients older than 15 years referred to our institution between January 1995 and December 2004(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid cancer is the second most common malignancy among females at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) and in Saudi Arabia, accounting for about 11% of all newly diagnosed female cancers in the country in 2008. Over the past several decades, an increasing incidence of thyroid cancer has been reported in the Kingdom of(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, with an estimated number of 1.3 million new cases as of 2002. This is the first report from the countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS All the primary lung cancer cases registered in the Gulf Center for Cancer Registration during 1998 to 2001 were used(More)
BACKGROUND Primary gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PG-NHL) is common in Saudi Arabia. This has prompted the analysis of a large series of patients with PG-NHL having high-grade diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLCL) in order to define the clinical features and outcome of this disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data of all adult patients in the series with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of preoperative concurrent capecitabine and radiotherapy in the treatment of resectable locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a phase II trial to assess pathological complete response, tumor downstaging, toxicity and survival of capecitabine (825 mg/m(2) orally, twice daily)(More)
Recognizing the significant prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Saudi Arabia, and the difficulties often faced in early and accurate diagnoses, evidence-based management, and the need for appropriate referral of HCC patients, the Saudi Association for the Study of Liver diseases and Transplantation (SASLT) formed a multi-disciplinary task force(More)
T-cell/histiocyte-rich B-cell lymphoma (TC/HRBCL) is a rare subtype of diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (DLBCL) with characteristic morphologic and immunophenotypic features, often misdiagnosed as Hodgkin's lymphoma and peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Few and conflicting clinical data are available in the literature addressing optimal treatment,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The national data on colorectal cancer in Saudi Arabia has not been analyzed. The objective of this study is to describe the demographics, incidence and survival rates for colorectal cancer in Saudi Arabia for the period 1994-2010. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the Saudi Cancer Registry data for the period 1994-2010. SETTING(More)
Despite the increasing number of medical articles being published from the Middle East, clinical research is still lagging behind compared to other regions. Enrolling participants into clinical trials presents an important challenge. We wanted to explore the perception, knowledge, and willingness of cancer patients to participate in oncology clinical trials(More)