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MIXED GERM CELL TUMOR OF OVARY AND MAYER ROKITANSKY KUSTNER HAUSER SYNDROME: AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION!

Germ cell tumor of ovary in young female is most common ovarian neoplasm but represent less than three percent of all ovarian malignancies in females. Mixed germ cell tumor is a variant of germ cell tumors and its presentation with Mayer Rokitansky Kustner Hauser Syndrome, which represents the most common type of utero-vaginal agenesis, is very unusual. However, for patients with primary amenorrhea, Mayer Rokitansky Kustner Hauser syndrome is the second common cause. We describe an interesting, uncommon and unexpected case in a young Indian female patient with primary amenorrhea due to this syndrome coexisting with mixed germ cell...

Rajiv Gandhi K, Surendra Kumar Saini, Jitesh Sarvaiya, Mitanshu Sharma, Dhara Kacha

Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, M P Shah Medical College & Associated G G Govt. Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat (INDIA)

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UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA: VULVA GROWTH AND BREAST MASS IN THE SAME PATIENT

Primary involvement of vulva or breast by non-hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is known to occur uncommonly. Only 24 cases of NHL vulva and around 250 cases of NHL breast alone have been reported, so far; but none with simultaneous involvement of the two sites together. We report the first case having both sites involved in a 35 year old Indian female.

Yashpal Verma, Ashok K. Chauhan, Ramesh Sabharwal and Jagjeet Singh

Dr. Yashpal Verma, Medical Officer, Department of Radiotherapy, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA). Contact no. +91-9416125026

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PRIMARY ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA OF BONE: MANAGING THE MISCELLANEOUS!

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) represents 2 to 3% of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Anaplastic lymphoma kinase negative (ALK-) subtype accounts for 15-50% of all ALCL. Primary bone involvement in lymphoma is uncommon and constitutes less than 1% of all lymphomas and 4-5% of all extranodal NHL. Hence extra-nodal primary bone involvement in ALCL is even rarer. We report the 14th case of primary ALCL in a 38 year old Indian female. Other than the uncommon site, there is no reason not to keep NHL as differential diagnosis, as the condition responds too well to standard...

Sulbha Mittal, Yashpal Verma, Ashok K. Chauhan, Paramjeet Kaur, Anil Khurana, Nupur Bansal

Medical Officer, Department of Radiotherapy, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA)

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ASTROBLASTOMA: DOES IT REQUIRE DIFFERENT TREATMENT ?

Background- Astroblastoma is partially understood, poorly reported and rare in occurrence tumor with significant dilemma regarding cellular origin, diagnostic criteria, clinical behavior, and management protocol. Material and method– Thorough search of published English scientific literature was made with search word Astroblastoma through Google Search, PubMed, Research Gate and Cochrane Library till June 2018. The reports thus collected were examined for data regarding age, gender, location and laterality of disease, pathological grade, treatment received, and outcome of treatment. Results– Data of 161 patients was retrieved from 72 publications. Median age at presentation was 18 years. Females were affected much more frequently than males. Most common site of involvement was the frontal lobe. Laterality data was inconsistent and sparingly reported. Most common presenting complaint was headache followed by history of seizure. Surgery was performed in majority of patients-79.6% of the patients underwent a gross total resection, 45% (44 out of 98 reported) had a high-grade tumor. Sixty patients received adjuvant radiation with a median dose of 54 Gy (Range 20-72), mostly for high grade, residual or recurrent disease. Adjuvant chemotherapy was used in 25 patients. Median follow-up was 43 months (range 1-238). Median overall survival was 138 months. Patients with a higher-grade tumor had significantly worse overall survival. Conclusion- Astroblastoma is rare but known to have two distinct grades, with higher-grade tumors bearing significantly poor survival. Maximal safe surgery is the standard. Though there is lack of consensus, adjuvant radiotherapy with or without Temozolamide should be considered in view of high rates of local...

Dr. Yashpal Verma

Additional Senior Medical Officer, Department of Radiation Oncology, PGIMS, Rohtak (India)

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01-09

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CANCER CHRONOTHERAPY: THE RIGHT TIME TO HIT!

Chronomodulated therapy or chronotherapy has gained popularity, beyond a fancy term, as a novel and logical method to exploit the best, by administering anti-cancer treatment at an optimal timing according to circadian rhythms of their anti-cancer action and/or repair mechanism of cancer & normal cells. Understanding of chronobiology and the results of clinical studies back up this new concept. Chronotherapy seems to have all the potential to become tomorrow’s accepted, refined oncology practice without adding much to the cost of existing...

Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Yashpal Verma and Ramesh Sabharwal

Dr Yashpal Verma, Medical Officer, Department of Radiotherapy, Post graduate institute of medical sciences, Rohtak (INDIA)

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CHEMOTHERAPY INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: METHODS TO MEASURE

Peripheral neuropathy is a structural or functional abnormality of peripheral nerves giving rise to neuropathic symptoms. Neuropathic symptoms can be motor, sensory and autonomic or varied combination of these major categories. Chemotherapeutic agents frequently cause various neuropathic symptoms and signs depending upon culprit agent, its dose and duration. Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity is a common, disabling and dose-limiting side-effect of cancer treatment and its assessment is difficult. Some patients complain of tingling, numbness and pain in distal extremities while others may also develop motor and autonomic symptoms. Some patients remain symptomatic even after discontinuation of offending drugs. Patients with chemotherapy induced neuropathy bear higher healthcare cost than cancer patients without neuropathy. As new chemotherapeutic agents are being developed it is important to measure chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy accurately so that it can be recognized at an earlier stage, the treatment can be modified appropriately and disease progression can be monitored. An added advantage would be a possibility of reliable comparison between neuropathic side effect of newer and older chemotherapeutic...

Ravi Uniyal

Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, SGPGI, Lucknow, INDIA

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15-23

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PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EARLY STAGE RENAL CANCER- IS IT TRENDING !

Partial nephrectomy is performed more commonly for small, low-stage renal tumors. The main advantage of partial nephrectomy over radical nephrectomy is the avoidance of renal insufficiency. The major disadvantages are the possibility of local recurrence and perioperative complications. In this article, we discuss the technical aspects of the nephron-sparing surgery and review the literature pertaining to it, in order to put the management of renal cancer into a modern...

Harbans Bansal, Ashwin Anand Kallianpur

Department of Urology, Indus Super-specialty Hospital, Mohali (INDIA)

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INTENSITY MODULATED RADIATION THERAPY: OVERVIEW OF JOURNEY FROM CONVENTIONAL TO DASSIM-RT

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a technique to deliver a highly conformal radiation dose distribution, that too with wide spectrum ranging from conventional IMRT, through Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) to most advanced form called Dense Angularly Sampled and Sparse Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (DASSIM-RT). The article intends to overview the current status of the technology....

Yogesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Nagappan Balasubramanian, Narayan Parshad Patel and Yashpal Verma

Yogesh Kumar, Physicist, Department of Radiotherapy, Post-graduate institute of medical sciences, Rohtak (INDIA) - 124001. Mobile: +91-9416357357

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PRIMARY RENAL LYMPHOMA: A RARE CASE REPORT

Primary renal Non-hodgkin lymphoma is rare. Most of the cases are unilateral though bilateral cases have been reported. Extrarenal involvement is to be excluded by imaging/ staging laprotomy for definitive diagnosis. We are presenting a case of 40-year-old Indian female who was attended with history of right flank pain for 3 years, found to have right renal mass on CT scan, underwent right radical nephrectomy and six courses of chemotherapy with CHOP (Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisolone) regimen subsequent to histo-pathological confirmation. Patient is asymptomatic on follow up of 18...

Mukesh Kumar, Paramjeet Kaur, Yashpal Verma, Anil Khurana, Nupur Bansal, Ashok K Chauhan

Department of Radiotherapy, Pt. BDS PGIMS Rohtak INDIA

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ROLE OF COENZYME Q10 IN CURRENT ONCOLOGY PRACTICE: SUBSTANCE OR SHADOW!

CoQ10 tissue levels. CoQ10 therapy has no serious side effects in humans and new formulations have been developed that increase CoQ10 absorption and tissue distribution. CoQ10 has a role in carcinoma breast, cervix, lung, prostate, melanoma, cancer chemotherapy and cancer related fatigue. Future trends involving CoQ10 in many cancers needs more clinical trials for better understanding of CoQ10 efficacy.. Oral CoQ10 administration can correct CoQ10 deficiency since it increases CoQ10 tissue levels. CoQ10 therapy has no serious side effects in humans and new formulations have been developed that increase CoQ10 absorption and tissue distribution. CoQ10 has a role in carcinoma breast, cervix, lung, prostate, melanoma, cancer chemotherapy and cancer related fatigue. Future trends involving CoQ10 in many cancers needs more clinical trials for better understanding of CoQ10...

Abhishek Soni, Monica Verma, Sumeet Aggarwal, Vivek Kaushal and Yashpal Verma

Dr Abhishek Soni, Senior Resident, Department of Radiotherapy, Post-graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA) - 124001

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