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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the results of hypofractionated accelerated CT-guided interstitial HDR-BRT using 2.5 Gy per fraction. From December 2008 to March 2010, 30 patients were treated for recurrence of previously-irradiated head and neck cancer. Thirteen patients underwent surgical resection followed by HDR-BRT to the tumour bed.… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In the last decade, the number of publications that report on the use of external beam radiotherapy and high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BRT) in the treatment of recurrent head and neck cancer has increased, but no studies compare external beam radiotherapy and HDR-BRT. The aim of this study was to evaluate and to compare the… (More)
There is considerable information on the methylation of the promoter regions of different genes involved in gastric carcinogenesis. However, there is a lack of information on how this epigenetic process differs in tumors originating at different sites in the stomach. The aim of this study is to assess the methylation profiles of the MLH1, MGMT, and DAPK-1… (More)
UNLABELLED Fludarabine monophosphate is an effective drug for the treatment of lymphoid malignancies. Myelosuppression, opportunistic infections, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia are the most common side effects of fludarabine. Herein we report a 55-year-old female that presented with fever and dyspnea after completing her third cycle of FMD (fludarabine,… (More)
To compare the impact of a single fraction (8 Gy × 1 fraction) and multifraction (3 Gy × 10 fractions) radiotherapy regimens on pain relief, recalcification and the quality of life (QoL) in patients with bone destructions due to multiple myeloma (MM). In all, 101 patients were included in a randomised prospective clinical trial: 58 patients were included in… (More)
This report presents a case of a neck epithelioid sarcoma in a 20-year-old man with poor prognosis. The patient underwent surgery followed by external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy performed as a boost. The treatment was well-tolerated, and there was no local recurrence or distant metastasis.
BACKGROUND/AIM Radiotherapy is required to overcome pain and to promote recalcification in multiple myeloma (MM) patients. The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate the impact of one fraction of 8 Gy regimen in palliative treatment of MM. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with MM and painful bone destructions were treated by 8 Gy single… (More)