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Abstract | May 5, 2021

Raising patient awareness of illnesses and vaccines through an educational video platform on head and neck cancers

Each year, more than 50,000 new cases of oropharyngeal cancers are diagnosed.1 Studies have shown that early detection and treatment can help improve patient outcomes. If the cancer is localized, the 5-year survival rate is 86% as compared to 36% in those with metastases.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11

Abstract | May 4, 2021

A Rare Complication of Breast Cancer Treatment: Radiation Induced Sarcoma

Sarcomas are a rare type of tumor that account for about one percent of all cancer, arises from mesenchymal cells, and are often asymptomatic until they become very large. Post-radiation sarcomas, or radiation induced sarcomas (RIS), are rare complications of radiotherapy that occur within a previously irradiated field over a latency period of 10 to 15 years.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Breast Cancer2

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Salvage Chemotherapy with Mini-CVD + Inotuzumab Ozogamicin in a Patient with Relapsed Extramedullary BCR-ABL Negative B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Isolated extramedullary ALL relapse is rare and represents a challenging clinical scenario as patients with extramedullary disease are often excluded from clinical trials and there is limited data regarding optimal treatment strategies. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a targeted therapy approved for relapsed ALL, and two case reports suggest extramedullary disease may respond to inotuzumab alone.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Beyond The Barriers: A Case Series On Advanced Stage Breast and Gynecologic Cancer In New Orleans

Breast and gynecologic cancer screenings are available to a wide population of female patients through insurance providers and various support programs, however these cancers remain prevalent in our population today. In the context of screening availability, barriers leading to late/end-stage breast and gynecologic cancers must be explored. This report aims to highlight unique barriers that contribute to presentation with late-stage breast and gynecologic cancer in women of low socioeconomic status.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Women’s & Children’s Health21 Breast Cancer2 Gynecologic Cancer1

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Brainstem Encephalitis as the Presenting Symptom of Pulmonary Large cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes (PNS) are remote effects of malignancy involving the nervous system not related to tumor invasion, compression, or metastasis. These syndromes are rare, with approximately 1% of adults with cancer having an associated PNS. They are immunologic in origin where malignancy triggers production of autoantibodies against various antigens of the nervous system, as antigens located on the tumor mimic those of the nervous system.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Neurology1 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Inpatient Dermatology Consultations for Suspected Skin Cancer: A Retrospective Review

Dermatologists are consulted in the inpatient setting to rule out possible skin cancer. This provides an opportunity to identify and treat cutaneous malignancy, often in patients who may not have sought outpatient dermatologic care.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21 Skin Cancer2

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Clinical, Pathologic and Genomic Characteristics of MET Exon 14 Mutation in Lung Cancer

Mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) gene mutations, found in 3% of patients with non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have been recognized as a potentially important therapeutic target with the recent approval of MET inhibitor Capmatinib.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9 Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Orbital and Ocular Metastasis from Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Case Series

Orbital and ocular metastases from well differentiated neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors are rare. They can be the primary presentation of a carcinoid tumor or develop during the course of the disease.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Thinking Outside of the Box: A case of extra-pulmonary gastric small cell carcinoma

Small cell carcinoma is a neuroendocrine tumor that most commonly arises in the lung but has also been found to originate in a wide variety of extrapulmonary sites.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Skin Cancer2

Abstract | October 29, 2020

A Mesenteric Desmoid Tumor Causing Recurrent Intermittent Bowel Obstruction

Desmoid tumors are rare, monoclonal, fibroblastic proliferations that arise in deep soft tissue. These tumors are benign with no metastatic potential; however, they are locally invasive with high recurrence rates. Desmoid tumors are driven by alterations of the Wnt/APC/β-catenin pathway.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

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