Soley Bayraktar

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Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) accounts for approximately 4% of all primary brain tumors and has a poor prognosis in both immunocompetent as well as in immunocompromised patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis to examine the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors in HIV-negative and HIV-positive patients with PCNSL and to(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the time-to progression and overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) with and without deleterious BRCA1/2 mutations. 195 women with MBC who were referred for BRCA genetic testing between 1997 and 2011 were included in the study. Logistic regression models and Cox proportional hazards models(More)
We report a case of an asymptomatic 39-year-old male who was incidentally found to have a white blood cell count of 15 000/mm(3) associated with a positive BCR-ABL/t(9;22)(q34;q11) chromosomal translocation detected in 51/300 of cells by FISH and RT-PCR from peripheral blood. Within the next 3 months, leukocytosis spontaneously subsided; however, BCR-ABL by(More)
The growth of prostate cancer cells is driven by androgens. Thus, androgen deprivation, is one of the main treatment modalities in the management of prostate cancer. Historically, bilateral orchiectomy, which achieves 95% reduction of testosterone levels within 3 hours, was the only effective androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). In the 1980s, luteinizing(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation was previously reported in patients with esophageal cancer as a complication of total esophagectomy or photodynamic therapy. Here, we propose that atrial fibrillation may also be caused by external compression of the left atrium by esophageal cancer. CASE PRESENTATION We present a 58-year-old man who developed atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have evaluated histologic features of non-neoplastic breast parenchyma in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, but the results are conflicting. The limited data suggest a much higher prevalence of high-risk precursor lesions in BRCA carriers. Therefore, we designed this study to compare the clinicopathological characteristics of(More)
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