Thomas Zaramboukas

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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)
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)
A 41-year-old patient with a primary angiosarcoma of the brain is reported. The tumor was located in the left parietal lobe and was radically removed. The diagnosis of angiosarcoma was established by immunohistochemistry. The patient was postoperatively treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and then radiation therapy. After 41 months, she was in excellent(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 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)
Epithelioid angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor that arises from the endothelium of the blood vessels. In the head and neck area, most of these lesions affect the scalp and facial soft tissues, and the maxillary sinus and the maxilla are among the rarest locations involved. In this paper, we present a case of angiosarcoma of the left maxillary sinus,(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)
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)
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)