Youssef Bensouda

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a specific entity different from head and neck carcinoma. Incidence is higher in South-East Asia and North Africa. Prognosis, especially for locally advanced stages (IIB - IVB) and metastasis, remains poor: more than third of cases will present local and/or metastatic recurrence. Overall 5-year survival for all NPC stages(More)
BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is defined by the lack of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) expression. This is an aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis despite the high rates of response to chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to determine the(More)
Trastuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the extracellular domain of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER 2) and inhibits carcinoma cellular proliferation. Its use as an adjuvant for a period of one year is currently an internationally recognised standard for the treatment of localized breast cancer. Its use is generally(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer predict response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The frequency of EGFR mutations is ethnicity-dependent, with a higher proportion in Asian populations than in whites. The prevalence of these mutations among North African patients is unknown. The objective of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant epithelial neoplasm derived from the salivary glands. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cervical carcinomas. In this paper we report a case of primary adenoid cystic carcinoma and a review of the related literature. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)
We analyze the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of 72 patients diagnosed with non-metastatic inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) at National Institute of Oncology of Rabat in Morocco, between January 2007 and December 2008. IBC patients represent 5% of all breast cancers (90/1800). The median age of patients was 47 years. Thirty eight patients(More)
UNLABELLED Management of localized primary gastric B lymphoma (PGL) remains controversial. The aim of this study is to compare two treatments: chemotherapy alone and surgery plus chemotherapy. MATERIALS Records of all patients with a diagnosis of gastric lymphoma and which were treated in the National Institute of Oncology, between 1999 and 2006, were(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary rectal lymphoma is a rare disease. In this paper we present an unusual case of primary rectal lymphoma which was managed with chemotherapy and discussed by a thorough review of the related literature. CASES PRESENTATION An 85-years-male patient was diagnosed in Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Hospital as having diffuse large B-cell(More)
Trastuzumab has been a revolution in the treatment of breast cancer overexpressing HER. Its use as an adjuvant for a period of 1 year is currently an international standard. Its major toxicity is cardiac, where the systematic monitoring of the LVEF before and during treatment. To evaluate the cardiac safety for our patients, we conducted this retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary Hodgkin's disease of the nasopharynx is a rare and uncommon event. It has a relatively favorable prognosis and represents less than 1% of all documented cases of Hodgkin's disease. CASE PRESENTATION A 40-year-old Arabic man presented initially with bilateral nasal obstruction, which was then followed by a significant involvement of(More)