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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)
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 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)
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.
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)