BACKGROUND Improved survival after childhood cancer is attributed to intensive, aggressive therapy, adverse sequelae of which can manifest months to years after completion of treatment. There is little information about the late adverse effects of both childhood cancer and its therapy in survivors in India. AIM To determine the long-term sequelae… (More)
Familial testicular germ cell tumors are well known in literature. Only few cases are reported where both brother and sister of the same family suffered from germ cell malignancies. We present a family where the proband is a survivor of ovarian dysgerminoma stage IA. Her elder male sibling became acutely ill and was detected to have disseminated testicular… (More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in the drug-metabolizing enzymes are found to be associated with the inter-individual variation in response to a particular drug. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are involved in the metabolism of several anticancer drugs, including alkylating agents, anthracyclines, and cyclophosphamides. AIM The present study is aimed to… (More)
Malignant ectomesenchymomas are rare tumors. This tumor affects predominantly young children. Most common site is head and neck. A multi modality approach should be appropriate for this soft-tissue tumor. We present a 43 year old female with malignant ectomesenchymoma of the nasal cavity.
There are no reported cases in the literature of primary renal synovial sarcoma in pediatric patients. The management of renal synovial sarcoma has been extrapolated from the management of soft tissue sarcomas at other sites. We present a 4-year-old female who was suspected to have Wilms' tumor. The patient underwent guided biopsy as she did not respond to… (More)
BACKGROUND Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) reduces the incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) during induction therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Posaconazole is considered the standard of care. Voriconazole, a generic cheaper alternative is a newer generation azole with broad anti-fungal activity. There is limited data on the use of voriconazole… (More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data on the outcome following the treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from developing countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and thirty-eight consecutive patients with ALL <30 years of age diagnosed between January 2005 and December 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were treated modified… (More)
Cancer Institute Chennai is the first Institute of Oncological sciences to be established in the country. In ICON meeting, they presented the data of 516 patients, of which 91% patients achieved complete hematological response. The overall survival was 88% and event free survival was 65% at 5 years.