Wilmosh Mermershtain

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BACKGROUND Obesity, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes are risk factors for renal cell carcinoma development. Their presence has been associated with a worse outcome in various cancers. We sought to determine their association with outcome of sunitinib treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS An international multicenter retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND The VEGFR/PDGFR inhibitor sunitinib was approved in Israel in 2008 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), based on an international trial. However, the efficacy of sunitinib treatment in Israeli mRCC patients has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVES To report the outcome and associated factors of sunitinib treatment in(More)
Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor arising from endothelial cells of blood vessels or lymphatic channels. Therapeutic irradiation, thoriumdioxide administration, pyothorax, and polyvinyl chloride exposure have been shown to be predisposing factors for developing angiosarcoma. Accidental radiation exposure has not been associated with angiosarcoma. We(More)
 To evaluate the efficacy of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) prophylaxis in preventing chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in the heterogeneous population of adult cancer patients treated in our institution, all adult cancer patients with either a solid tumor or lymphoma who were admitted for chemotherapy in our institution between 1(More)
We report the clinical, morphological and immunohistochemical findings in 3 cases of primary non-Hodgkins malignant lymphoma of the prostate. After treatment with doxorubicin-based chemotherapy, two patients achieved a complete remission, and 1 died of infective endocarditis three months after diagnosis. Until a consensus has been reached regarding the(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was to analyze the prognostic value of age in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A group of 15 patients (age < or = 40 years, group I) and a group of 103 patients (age > or = 50 years, group II) with sporadic RCC who underwent radical nephrectomy between 1985 and 1997 were compared. The two groups(More)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) has some antitumor activity in patients with renal cell carcinoma. It has been noted that response to IL-2 and prognosis may be adversely affected by elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) or interleukin-6 (IL-6). We used thalidomide to treat patients with cancer-induced cachexia and noted that the drug significantly reduced(More)
UNLABELLED This study is a retrospective analysis of response, toxicity and freedom from progression of two single-agent chemotherapy regimens in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer. Thirty-five patients with histologically confirmed measurable metastatic colorectal cancer received chemotherapy after failure of first-line(More)
Primary adrenal lymphoma is extremely rare. Only 75 cases have been reported in the medical literature. A case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma originating in both adrenal glands is presented. Combination chemotherapy apparently produced complete disappearance of the primary lymphomatous lesions, but subsequently a cerebral relapse was discovered 6 months later,(More)