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Cambodia, a country of 14 million inhabitants, was devastated during the Khmer Rouge period and thereafter. The resources of treatment are rare: only one radiotherapy department, renovated in 2003, with an old cobalt machine; few surgeons trained to operate on cancer patients; no hematology; no facilities to use intensive chemotherapy; no nuclear medicine… (More)
This study aimed to analyze the treatment and outcomes of older glioblastoma patients. Forty-four patients older than 70 years of age were referred to the Paul Strauss Center for chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The median age was 75.5 years old (range: 70-84), and the patients included 18 females and 26 males. The median Karnofsky index (KI) was 70%. The… (More)
Uterine cervix cancer is an important public health problem in developing countries. In Cambodia, incidence (24. 10-5) and mortality (12,77. 10-5) rates due to this cancer are higher than in other southeast Asian countries. 35 consecutive women with a diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer were identified from the histology laboratory of the Institut Pasteur… (More)
Prevalence of Abnormal Cervical Cytology in HIVNegative Women Participating in a Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Calmette Hospital, Cambodia.
OBJECTIVES Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the main type of primary liver cancer (PLC) worldwide, but cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) may be predominant in some specific regions of Southeast Asia. The aim of the present study was to delineate a pattern of Cambodian PLC patients attending the Calmette Hospital in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. MATERIALS AND… (More)
AIM Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common disease in the older population, but it has become increasingly evident that it is also not infrequent in the young. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and pathological characteristics of CRC in young Cambodians. METHODS We examined clinical and pathological data from all CRC cases… (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequent cancers in South East Asian countries including Cambodia, where prevalence of chronic carriers of hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) is reported to be very high. We reviewed HCC cases admitted to a cancer hospital in Phnom Penh, which is the only one hospital for cancer treatment and… (More)