International Journal of

Cancer and Clinical ResearchISSN: 2378-3419

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410102

Women's Attitude and Beliefs about Cervical Cancer and Pap Smear Test by using the Health Belief Model

Emre Yanikkerem, Asl KarakuS SelCuk and Nicole Esmeray

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018

In the study, 31.3% of women had pap smear test and women who had higher socioeconomic status, who had children, had gynecological examination regularly and who were at an advanced age were most likely to have pap smear test. Women with low socio-economic status (education, employment and income status) had low score from health motivation and high score from perceived barriers. Women who had regular gynecological examination had the pap smear test, heard and had information about the test were ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410101

The Disparities of Cancer Incidence between Sudanese Men and Women

Mohammed A Abdulrahman, Siddik M Shaheen, N'Sanh MRS N'dri, AtifElagib, Alfatih AA Osman, Manal A Elimam and Sulma Ibrahim Mohammed

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018

Currently, cancer constitutes a public health problem in Sudan. Many factors play a role in increasing the cancer risk in Sudanese people, which include environment, genes, occupation and gender. This study is carried out to investigate the cancer incidence differences between men and women in Sudan. In this descriptive study, data on 45413 patients diagnosed with cancer throughout Sudan over five-year period (2009-2013) were collected and analyzed according to gender. Cancer types (n = 35)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410100

Pretreatment Neutrophil-To-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) as a Prognostic Factor of Outcome for Patients with Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Single Institution Experience

Ashraf Farrag, ArifShaukat, Muhammad Ali and MagdyKandil

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 10, 2018

Pretreatment Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been correlated with survival outcome in different types of cancers. In this study we evaluated the prognostic significance of pretreatment NLR in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We retrospectively collected the clinical and epidemiological data of all biopsy proven, non-metastatic OSCC treated in our center between 2009-2015. Pretreatment absolute neutrophils and lymphocytes counts used to obtain NLR. The impact of NLR on ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410099

High-Grade Primary Osteosarcoma of the Thoracic Spine Presenting as an Ivory Vertebra

Khin YT, Peh WCG, Chang KTE and Mya SN

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 27, 2018

We report a 12-year-old Chinese girl with high-grade osteosarcoma of the thoracic spine, a rare site for a rare tumour. Radiograph showed a dense T9 vertebral body resembling an ivory vertebra. Bone scintigraphy revealed abnormal tracer uptake in the T9 vertebral body and posterior elements. Magnetic resonance imaging showed T1- and T2- hypointense signal in the T9 vertebral body and the posterior elements, with diffuse enhancement. There was an associated heterogeneously-enhancing paravertebral...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410098

Response Prediction to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Prior to Interval Debulking Surgery and the Outcome of Responders Compared to Nonresponders

Michal Levy, Joseph Menczer, Mona Boaz, Ayelet Wandel, Yossi Mizrachi and Tally Levy

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 17, 2018

Neoajuvant Chemotherapy (NACT) followed by Interval Debulking Surgery (IDS) is an acceptable therapeutic approach for selected patients with advanced stage Ovarian Carcinoma (OvC) and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma (PPC) patients. Our aim was to assess whether the combined presence of reduction of the diameter of the largest tumor mass and of the CA125 level predict response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT). Clinicopathological data were abstracted from medical records of consecutive OvC and PPC...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410097

A Review of Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines for African American Veterans

Arthi Reddy, Russell Roberts, Divya Shenoy, Satyaseelan Packianathan, Shankar Giri and Srinivasan Vijayakumar

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 22, 2018

Prostate cancer is the one of the commonest cancers in American men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. In 2012, the US Preventative Task Force recommended against the prostate specific antigen-based screening test for prostate cancer due to overtreatment of low-risk disease and lack of impact on outcomes. In the general population, African-American men have 60% higher incidence and 200-300% greater mortality rate from prostate cancer than Caucasian men....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410096

Effect of Surgery and Adjuvant Radiotherapy on Overall Survival for Non-Metastatic Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A SEER Population Analysis

John S Goodman, Howard R Sanders, Brian J Mitchell, Jeffrey D Bunn, Jason A Call, Robert K Fairbanks, Wayne T Lamoreaux, Aaron E Wagner, Ben J Peressini, Casey Strauss and Christopher M Lee

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 21, 2018

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon histology that develops from major and minor salivary gland tissue. ACC can originate from multiple different organs but is primarily associated with the salivary gland tissue in the head and neck. According to He S, et al., ACC follows an indolent clinical pattern with a tendency for perineural invasion and accounts for three to five percent of all head and neck cancers....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410095

What the Oncologist Needs to Know about Axillary Web Syndrome

Ray C Mayo and Jessica Leung

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 30, 2018

A 60 yr female underwent bilateral skin sparing mastectomy with bilateral sentinel lymph node biopsies. Two months after her surgery, the patient began to notice increasing constant "pain and stiffness" in her shoulders bilaterally and difficulty "reaching overhead". Upon presentation to her health care team, she was noted to have impaired shoulder range of motion bilaterally related to bilateral thick axillary cords....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410094

Axillary Web Syndrome: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

Ray C Mayo

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 14, 2018

A 60 yr African American female was called back from her annual screening mammogram for an asymmetry in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast on the MLO view. Ultrasound revealed a 1.7 cm irregular hypoechoic mass with indistinct margins. Additionally multiple sub-centimeter non-contiguous hypoechoic satellite masses extended towards the nipple. One axillary node showed focal cortical thickening. Subsequent biopsy of the 1.7 cm mass and most anteriorly located satellite mass showed invasiv...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3419/1410093

Basosquamous Carcinoma: Report of Two Cases and Review of Literature

CH Saadani, H Baybay, H ElMahi, KH Elboukhari, S Gallouj, I SOUAF and FZ Mernissi

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 13, 2018

Basosquamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) or metatypical carcinoma is a poorly known cutaneous tumor that is considered as an aggressive type of basal cell carcinoma with an increased risk of recurrences and metastases. The most common onset is in the head and neck region....

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