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The effects of hemoglobin levels and their interactions with cigarette smoking on survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients

The effects of hemoglobin levels and their interactions with cigarette smoking on survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients

There is very little published information regarding the prognostic value of hemoglobin (Hb) levels combined with smoking on the survival of patients with nasopharyngeal...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: 5/2016

Specialization: Clinical oncology
Acute pancreatitis as a complication of childhood cancer treatment

Acute pancreatitis as a complication of childhood cancer treatment

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is now well recognized as a possible complication of childhood cancer treatment, interrupting the chemotherapy regimen, and requiring prolonged...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: 5/2016

Specialization: Clinical oncology
Family history of breast cancer and its association with disease severity and mortality

Family history of breast cancer and its association with disease severity and mortality

A family history (FH) of breast cancer (BC) is known to increase an individual's risk of disease onset. However, its role in disease severity and mortality is less clear. We...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: 5/2016

Specialization: Clinical oncology
Association between epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness and their effect on the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma

Association between epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness and their effect on the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma

Abstract: The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stemness (CS) are reported to be pivotal phenomena involved in metastasis, recurrence, and drug-resistance in...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: Early View/2015

Specialization: Clinical oncology
Molecular profiles of high-grade and low-grade pseudomyxoma peritonei

Molecular profiles of high-grade and low-grade pseudomyxoma peritonei

Abstract: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease exhibiting a distinct clinical feature caused by cancerous cells that produce mucinous fluid in the abdominal cavity...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: Early View/2015

Specialization: Clinical oncology
National treatment patterns in patients presenting with Stage IVC head and neck cancer: analysis of the National Cancer Database

National treatment patterns in patients presenting with Stage IVC head and neck cancer: analysis of the National Cancer Database

Abstract: Head and neck cancer patients presenting with distant metastases are generally considered incurable. Treatment patterns and survival by primary disease site and...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: Early View/2015

Specialization: Clinical oncology
Single-fraction radiation therapy in patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

Single-fraction radiation therapy in patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

Abstract: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive, polyomavirus-associated cancer with limited therapeutic options for metastatic disease. Cytotoxic chemotherapy is...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: 8/2015

Specialization: Clinical oncology
The long-term outcomes of alternating chemoradiotherapy for locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a multiinstitutional phase II study

The long-term outcomes of alternating chemoradiotherapy for locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a multiinstitutional phase II study

Abstract: To examine the long-term outcomes of alternating chemoradiotherapy (ALCRT) for patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and to assess the...

Full article   Cancer Medicine Issue: 8/2015

Specialization: Clinical oncology