Zekiye Topcu

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Disclosure of the diagnosis of cancer to patients is a difficult task for physicians in developing countries. Family members often oppose truth telling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of the “do not tell” attitude in a general population of cancer patients and to explore the factors affecting the attitude of cancer patients’ relatives(More)
Selected regions of mammalian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) were inserted into pGEM plasmid vectors and used as substrates in a kinetic analysis of the highly purified bovine mitochondrial type I topoisomerase. Recombinant plasmids containing the bovine mtDNA heavy and light strand origins of replication (pZT-Hori and pZT-Lori, respectively), a major(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with poor quality of life (qol) in breast cancer patients. We tested the effect of listening to music during chemotherapy on quality of life in these patients. MATERIAL/METHODS We tested in a prospective cohort the changes in qol scores as assessed by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer(More)
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