Subir Ganguly

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of pure natural honey on radiation-induced mucositis. Fifty-five patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer requiring radiation to the oropharyngeal mucosal area were divided into two groups (study arm-28 and control arm-27) to receive either chemoradiation or chemoradiation plus topical application of(More)
Therapy of gastro-intestinal stromal tumour (GIST) has changed significantly with the use of imatinib mesylate. Disease progression remains a complicated clinical issue, suggesting the need for multimodality management. This is a prospective clinical study evaluating the neoadjuvant use of Imatinib mesylate in primary GIST. There is pre-operative use of(More)
Awareness of attitudes to different types of medicine is very important for estabishment of cancer prevention programs. Alternative medicine has become an important feature of oncology regardless of geographic region, and in India, the majority of cancer patients present at late advance stage of disease when curative treatment cannot be initiated. Given the(More)
The incidence of cancer has been rising steadily in the third world countries including India. The patterns of cancer incidence reflect the racial, cultural and pharmacogenomic diversity within populations and nowhere is this diversity more striking than in the Indian subcontinent. This article shows the diversity in patterns of incidence of major cancers(More)
Renal cell carcinoma is the most frequent kidney neoplasm, with a high tendency to metastasize. The occurrence of renal carcinoma metastasis to the head and neck region is extremely rare. Here we present one such case where the tongue metastasis was the initial presenting feature of disease.
BACKGROUND Platinum based doublets chemotherapy are the standard of care for metastatic or advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma. This leads to modest survival advantage and improve quality-of-life. However, patients with advanced or metastatic disease eventually present disease progression and needs second-line systemic therapy in a selected group of(More)
OBJECTIVES Toxicity of cancer chemotherapy may be affected by nutritional status of patients which is reflected in the body mass index (BMI). We sought to assess whether the adverse drug reaction (ADR) profile of platinum-based chemotherapy varies with BMI status. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adult patients of either sex, suffering from a solid tumor (lung, head(More)
Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) is a highly visible part of contemporary health care and has got an important role in palliative cancer care (Pal and Mittal, 2003). No longer restricted to the lay sector and the medical fringe, such practices can be found in mainstream hospitals and cancer centers (Pal, 2002a). In the United States and in other(More)