Tarek A. Hashem

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Maintenance therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) aims to extend disease control after first-line chemotherapy with active and well-tolerated agents. The utility of continuation maintenance therapy requires further research. This multicenter, randomized, phase 2 study compared continuation maintenance therapy with pemetrexed (500 mg/m2 every 21(More)
PURPOSE High interest in triple-negative breast cancers is not surprising as this category of patients benefits neither from hormonal therapies nor from anti HER2 treatments. Blockade of angiogenesis by metronomic chemotherapy as well as other antiangiogenics might improve outcomes in this group of patients. This study aims to evaluate the tolerability and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to compare the results of batwing mammoplasty and Wise pattern mammoplasty in the surgical management of upper pole breast tumours. METHODS This is a retrospective observational study including 126 breast cancer patients who presented between 2009 and 2015 to the National Cancer Institute of Cairo University in Egypt.(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap is one of the relatively new techniques in breast reconstruction. This pedicled flap retains the benefits of perforator flaps as regards minimal donor site morbidity without the need for microvascular anastomosis. Its role in partial breast reconstruction has been well documented. However, there are few(More)
Identifying leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is a challenge and a critical step in understanding their respective biology and may provide insights into a more efficient treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This cohort study aimed at detecting LSCs expressing CD19, CD34, and CD38Low in the bone marrow of 20 de novo Egyptian pediatric B-ALL patients at(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is one of the most frequently done procedures for morbid obesity. In most reported cases, the band itself is the cause of complications. There are only a few reports of morbidities caused by the connecting tube. This presentation describes a case of acute abdomen due to small bowel herniation between the(More)
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide [21]. Despite certain advances in diagnosis, surgical procedures and chemotherapy, the prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients remains dismal [27]. Resection of the tumor at an early stage of the disease is the only curative treatment option. Unfortunately, as pancreatic cancer lacks early(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TDAP) is one of the relatively new techniques in breast reconstruction. In this study, we try to evaluate the outcome of this flap in oncoplastic procedures. METHODS This study included 40 patients of stage II breast cancer who underwent partial mastectomy with skin excision at the National Cancer(More)
Background: Recent advances in breast reconstruction and the introduction of oncoplastic techniques have resulted in significant improvement in quality of life and psychological well-being of most patients. Nipple sparing mastectomy is a surgical technique that removes breast tissue while preserving the native skin envelope, infra-mammary fold and the NAC,(More)
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