Category: Cancer

A year of experience with COVID-19 in patients with cancer: A nationwide study by Mina Khosravifar

CONCLUSION: Given the immunocompromised state of patients with malignancy and their vulnerability to Covid-19 complications, collecting data on the comorbidities and their effects on the disease outcome can build on a better clinical view and help clinicians make decisions to manage these cases better; for example, determining special clinical care, especially in the shortage of…

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Patients’ experiences with a welfare technology application for remote home care: A longitudinal study by Lina Oelschlägel

CONCLUSION: The results showed that remote home care facilitated patients’ daily routines, symptom control and improved illness-management at home. Interpersonal relationships with healthcare professionals were considered pivotal for satisfactory follow-up. Infrastructural glitches regarding data access, information sharing and lack of continuous adjustments of the application represented major challenges, with the potential to impose a burden…

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Low mortality in vaccinated immunocompromised haematology patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 by Briony Shaw

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in patients with haematological neoplasms has been associated with increased mortality; however, many studies in this patient group were reported early in the pandemic. The authors evaluated outcomes of COVID-19 infection in patients with haematological conditions following widespread vaccination, newer viral variants and increasingly effective antiviral therapies. A 4% mortality…

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Extract of Ficus septica modulates apoptosis and migration in human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells by Li-Yuan Bai

According to the alarming statistical analysis of global cancer, there are over 19 million new diagnoses and more than 10 million deaths each year. One such cancer is the oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), which requires new therapeutic strategies. Ficus septica extract has been used in traditional medicine to treat infectious diseases. In this study,…

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The Pistachio Genomes Provide Insights into Nut Tree Domestication and ZW Sex Chromosome Evolution by Salih Kafkas

Pistachio is a nut crop domesticated in the Fertile crescent and a dioecious species with ZW sex chromosomes. We sequenced the genomes of P. vera cultivar (cv.) Siirt, the female parent, and P. vera cv. Bagyolu, the male parent. Two chromosome-level reference genomes of pistachio were generated, and Z and W chromosomes were assembled. The…

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Hypercalcemia affected in metastatic breast cancer patients without bone metastasis: report of three cases by Sakina Hashizume

CONCLUSIONS: The common features of HHM without bone metastasis in breast cancer patients include acute onset, severe symptomatic hypercalcemia, and presence of visceral metastasis. Treatment of hypercalcemia decreased serum calcium level in a short period, while successful treatment of breast cancer was essential for a long-term management of HHM. This report provides a consideration to…

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