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To assess the prognostic and predictive significance of HER-2 overexpression and high expression of VEGF in high-risk patients with breast cancer treated with dose–dense sequential chemotherapy. From June 1997 until November 2000, 595 patients were randomized to three cycles of epirubicin (E) 110 mg/m2 followed by three cycles of paclitaxel (T) 250 mg/m2(More)
BACKGROUND Induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) has the potential of being an ideal multi-modality approach for improving the prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SSCHN). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with locally advanced SCCHN were treated with 3 cycles of IC,(More)
BACKGROUND Concomitant administration of radiation therapy (RT) and chemotherapy with cisplatin (CCRT) is considered standard treatment in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer (LA-NPC). The role of induction chemotherapy (IC) when followed by CCRT in improving locoregional control remains controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Totally, 141(More)
Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is an uncommon benign odontogenic mixed tumor. A case of an AF associated with unerupted and missing teeth is presented. A 13-year-old girl was referred for evaluation of a painless swelling of her right mandible. The most remarkable finding was the resorption of the proximal root of the permanent first molar. The lesion was(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMFT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm composed of proliferating myofibroblasts and an accompanying lymphoplasmacytic infiltration (1, 3). Most patients are young, and IMFT is presented as a mass, with or without constitutional manifestations. The most commonly involved visceral site is the lung, followed by the(More)
BACKGROUND The PI3K-AKT pathway is frequently activated in breast cancer. PIK3CA mutations are most frequently found in the helical (exon 9) and kinase (exon 20) domains of this protein. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of different types of PIK3CA mutations in combination with molecular biomarkers related to PI3K-AKT signaling in(More)
A consecutive series of 31 children (median age 12 years) suffering from migraine with (n=21) or without (n=10) aura underwent endoscopic oesophageal, gastric and duodenal biopsy in order to determine whether the complaints were of gastro-intestinal origin. Of these 31 children, 13 (41.9%) showed oesophagitis, 16 (51.6%) gastritis of corpus, 12 (38.7%)(More)
A consecutive series of 71 children (mean age 8.6 years) with recurrent abdominal pain underwent endoscopic oesophageal, gastric and duodenal biopsy in order to determine whether the pain was of gastro-intestinal origin. Of these 71 children, 27 (38%) showed oesophagitis, 14 (20%) cardiac gastritis, 29 (41%) body gastritis, 38 (54%) antral gastritis, and 29(More)
PURPOSE A high frequency of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCC) contain constitutively activated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3). To further elucidate the prognostic role of STAT3 in HNSCC, the expression pattern of STAT3 was correlated with outcome in two independent data sets. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN STAT3 protein(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are considered in the prognosis of breast cancer (BC) patients. Here, we investigated the prognostic/predictive effect of TILs in patients treated in the frame of four prospective trials with adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy in the pre- and post-trastuzumab era. METHODS TILs density was(More)