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  1. Cheong SK, Chong SM
    Med. J. Malaysia, 1985 Mar;40(1):46-8.
    PMID: 3868737
    A 26-year-old assistant nurse suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was successfully treated with combination chemotherapy. 15 months later, she relapsed with a lump in her right breast. The significance of this finding is discussed.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  2. Tang YL, Raja Sabudin RZ, Leong CF, Ko CC, Chia WK, Salwati S, et al.
    Malays J Pathol, 2015 Dec;37(3):275-9.
    PMID: 26712675 MyJurnal
    A rare case of double Philadelphia chromosome-positive B Acute lymphoblastic Leukaemia (B-ALL) is reported here. A 60-year-old lady presented with one month history of fever, submandibular lymphadenopathy, loss of appetite and weight loss. Physical examination revealed multiple palpable cervical lymph nodes. Blood film showed leucocytosis with 72% blasts. Bone marrow assessment confirmed a diagnosis of B-ALL with presence of double Philadelphia (Ph) chromosomes. As she was very ill, she was initially treated with an attenuated regimen of induction chemotherapy consisting of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisolone (R-CVP) along with intrathecal chemotherapy comprising methotrexate, cytarabine and hydrocortisone. Bone marrow examination post-induction chemotherapy showed >5% blasts. She was subsequently re-induced with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone (R-CHOP) along with intrathecal chemotherapy, following which she went into complete remission. Consolidation chemotherapy consisting of methotrexate, methylprednisolone, cytarabine, intrathecal chemotherapy and imatinib was subsequently administered followed by maintenance chemotherapy consisting of vincristine, prednisolone and imatinib (IDEAMOP). She developed spontaneous bruises and relapsed four months into her maintenance chemotherapy with 90% blasts in the bone marrow which was treated with fludarabine, cytarabine and granulocyte colony stimulating factor (FLAG). Unfortunately she developed neutropenic sepsis which was complicated by invasive lung aspergillosis. Bone marrow examination post-FLAG showed 80% blasts. Despite aggressive antifungal therapy, her lung infection worsened and she finally succumbed to her illness 13 months after the initial diagnosis. We highlight a rare case of elderly B-ALL with double Ph chromosomes which carries a poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment for the disease and its complications.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  3. Abdullah NA, Wang PN, Huang KG, Adlan AS, Casanova J
    Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol., 2013;34(2):183-5.
    PMID: 23781595
    A 21-year-old lady diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian yolk sac tumor (YST) underwent primary cytoreductive fertility sparing surgery, followed by conventional courses of platinum-based chemotherapy and etoposide. Recurrence at cul-da-sac was noted after a short period of remission and secondary debulking performed followed by four cycles of conventional chemotherapy. The patient's disease progressed despite courses of treatments. A joint team management including a hematologist was commenced following the failure of conventional chemotherapies. Two cycles of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with ifosfamide/cisplatin/etoposide (ICE) regimen, followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) were given. With this salvage treatment, she remained in complete remission and disease-free for more than 30 months, while maintaining her reproductive function. These approaches appear to be effective as a salvage treatment in selected cases of patients with ovarian germ cell tumor, especially those who failed primary conventional chemotherapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  4. Montoya JE, Luna HG, Morelos AB, Catedral MM, Lava AL, Amparo JR, et al.
    Med. J. Malaysia, 2013 Apr;68(2):153-6.
    PMID: 23629563
    Fluorouracil, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide protocol (FAC) is a commonly used regimen for breast cancer due to its proven efficacy, acceptable toxicity, high affordability. While hepatic insufficiency dosing for doxorubicin and fluorouracil have been set, there is paucity of data in the literature on how to reduce doses in renal insufficiency. We sought to determine whether there is an association with pre-chemotherapy creatinine clearance, and the occurrence of clinically significant grade 3 to 5 neutropenia during the course of FAC chemotherapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  5. Taib F, Mohamad N, Mohamed Daud MA, Hassan A, Singh MS, Nasir A
    Urology, 2012 Oct;80(4):931-3.
    PMID: 22854139 DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.05.021
    Fibrosarcoma is rare in the pediatric age group. It generally involves the extremities and the trunk but rarely involves the genital area. We report a case of a large fungating infantile fibrosarcoma of the penis in a 2-year-old Malay boy. Partial recovery of the penile structure was achieved after chemotherapy. The difficulty in managing the social and surgical aspect of this case is discussed in our report. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of infantile fibrosarcoma involving the penis in an Asian region.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  6. Ariffin H, Lum SH, Cheok SA, Shekhar K, Ariffin WA, Chan LL, et al.
    J Paediatr Child Health, 2005 Mar;41(3):136-9.
    PMID: 15790325
    To study the clinical presentation, therapy and outcome of children diagnosed with both primary and secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) at the University of Malaya Medical Centre.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  7. Fadilah SA
    Med. J. Malaysia, 2010 Sep;65(3):231-9.
    PMID: 21939177
    Progress in our understanding of multiple myeloma and its treatment has resulted in a more tailored approach to patient management, with different therapeutics regimens for different patient populations. The decision to initiate therapy depends primarily on the presence of symptoms which has to balance the chance of tumor clearance and against the risks of treatment related mortality. Selection of appropriate initial treatment should be based primarily on patient's characteristics (biologic age, co-morbidities), the disease characteristics (tumor burden and genetic risk profile) and the expected toxicity profile of the different regimens. When treatment begins, in younger transplant eligible patients the goal is to achieve high quality responses with intensive therapies as the quality of response appears to be important surrogates for long-term outcome. In the majority of myeloma patients in whom intensive treatment is not an option due to advanced age and co-morbidities, treatment should emphasize on optimal disease control to obtain symptomatic relief and to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. The introduction of novel agents has substantially changed the treatment paradigm of this otherwise incurable disease. The utilization of these drugs has moved from relapse setting to the front line setting and has benefited all patient groups. Because of these rapid developments and many treatment options we need good quality clinical studies to guide clinical practice in the management of patients with multiple myeloma. This review presents an update on current concepts of diagnosis and treatment of patients with multiple myeloma and provides recommendations on tailored therapies with particular reference to the local practice. The information presented herein may be used by the health care providers caring for myeloma patients as a guideline to counsel patients to understand their disease and the treatment better.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  8. Khanijow VK, Prasad U, Chang CM
    Med. J. Malaysia, 1989 Dec;44(4):329-33.
    PMID: 2520043
    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the commonest presentation of head and neck cancers in Malaysia, especially in the Chinese. The standard treatment is radical radiotherapy to the post-nasal space and the neck. Chemotherapy is given to patients with primary advanced disease and to patients with recurrence. The study reviews results of chemotherapy given to 33 patients at the University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, over the last four years.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  9. Lee SM
    Singapore Med J, 1990 Aug;31(4):317-20.
    PMID: 2175049
    Seventeen patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) were treated with cyclophosphamide, adriamycin and vincristine (CAV) combination chemotherapy. The overall response rate was 76.5% with 47% achieving complete response and 29.5% partial response. In limited and extensive stage disease, complete response was achieved in 67% and 36.5% respectively. Chinese were the predominant ethnic group affected (82%). Six patients presenting with superior vena cava obstruction responded significantly to CAV chemotherapy alone. Median survival for patients with extensive disease was 7.4 months. All patients with limited disease were still alive. Two relapsed patients with limited disease achieved significant response to VP-16/Cisplatin combination chemotherapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  10. Lin HP, Taib NM, Singh P, Sinniah D, Lam KL
    Aust Paediatr J, 1984 Mar;20(1):53-6.
    PMID: 6590027
    From 1967-82, 9 children with testicular relapse (TR) of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were diagnosed out of 99 boys treated, an incidence of 9.1%. The median time from the onset of ALL until diagnosis was 28 months (range 3-41 months). All were asymptomatic; six were detected on routine examination while three were diagnosed only on biopsy. Routine biopsy prior to stopping chemotherapy is useful in detecting occult TR. Biopsies should be done on both the testes regardless of the clinical findings. The age, leucocyte count and hepatosplenomegaly at diagnosis of ALL were not found to be significant factors in influencing relapse. Eight children were in bone marrow remission at the time of TR, but three had preceding or concurrent meningeal leukaemia while in the other five the testis was the first and only site of relapse. Radiotherapy was effective in local disease control but failed to prevent bone marrow relapse in all except two patients despite continuation of chemotherapy. The median time from onset of TR until bone marrow relapse was 7 months (range 3-13 months) and the median time until death, was 11 months (range 6-18 months). The frequency of testicular relapse may be related to the intensity of either the initial induction therapy or the consolidation chemotherapy. Further studies are required to determine whether the incidence of testicular relapse will decline with more intensive early treatment.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  11. Kuan JW, Pathmanathan R, Chang KM, Tan SM
    Leuk. Res., 2009 Nov;33(11):1574-7.
    PMID: 19215983 DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2009.01.016
    Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) can occur de novo or in association with intramedullary myeloid disorders. With the advent of sophisticated molecular detection techniques to detect diagnostic genes such as bcr-abl, PML-RARA and CBFB/MYH11 in bone marrow or peripheral blood, many cases of the so called 'primary' GS are questionable. We report a case of primary GS where the tumor mass bcr-abl translocation was demonstrated by fluorescent in situ hybridization in which there was no evidence of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This is an important finding as it highlights the possibility that CML may present as a sole extramedullary form, and illustrates potential treatment by tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  12. Jeremic B, Fidarova E, Sharma V, Faheem M, Ameira AA, Nasr Ben Ammar C, et al.
    Radiother Oncol, 2015 Jul;116(1):21-6.
    PMID: 26163093 DOI: 10.1016/j.radonc.2015.06.017
    To optimize palliation in incurable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the International Atomic Energy Agency conducted a prospective randomized study (NCT00864331) comparing protracted palliative radiotherapy (RT) course with chemotherapy (CHT) followed by short-course palliative RT.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  13. Rajagopal R, Ariffin H, Krishnan S, Abdullah WA, Lin HP
    J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 2015 Jul;37(5):391-5.
    PMID: 25929614 DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000344
    Review of the management of 6 young girls with vaginal yolk sac tumor over 25 years showed that the α-fetoprotein levels normalized in 5/6 within 4 cycles of primary cisplatin, bleomycin, etoposide (PEB)/carboplatin, etoposide, bleomycin (JEB)/cisplatin, vinblastine, bleomycin (PVB) chemotherapy. Radioimaging revealed residual tissue but viable tumor was found in only 1 of 2 biopsied. Resection/biopsy is necessary to avoid giving additional primary chemotherapy or to identify patients who need different treatment. If markers do not decay appropriately, PEB/JEB/PVB chemotherapy should not be continued. Taxol-containing salvage chemotherapy regimens, adjuvant modern radiotherapeutic treatment, and fertility-saving curative surgery should then be considered. Despite having mostly advanced disease, 5/6 patients were cured, 2 with chemotherapy alone.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  14. Razali RM, Bee PC, Gan GG
    Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 2013;14(3):2029-32.
    PMID: 23679313
    BACKGROUND: The geriatric population in Malaysia is predicted to increase from 4% of the total population in 1998 to 9.8% by 2020, in parallel with developments in the socioeconomy. Cancer is expected to be a major medical issue among this population. However, the decision for treatment in Malaysia is always decided by the caregivers instead of the elderly patients themselves.

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the willingness to accept chemotherapy among elderly Malaysians.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients aged 60 and above from various clinics/wards were recruited. Those giving consent were interviewed using a questionnaire.

    RESULTS: A total of 75 patients were recruited, 35 patients (47%) with a history of cancer. The median age was 73 years old. There were 29 Chinese (38.7%), 22 Indian (29.3%), 20 Malay (26.7%) and four other ethnicity patients. Some 83% and 73% of patients willing to accept strong and mild chemotherapy, respectively. Patients with cancer were more willing to accept strong and mild chemotherapy compared to the non-cancer group (88.6% vs 62.5%, P=0.005, 94% vs 80%, P=0.068). On sub-analysis, 71.4% and 42.9% of Chinese patients without a history of cancer were not willing to receive strong and mild chemotherapy, respectively.

    CONCLUSIONS: The majority of elderly patients in UMMC were willing to receive chemotherapy if they had cancer. Experience with previous treatment had positive influence on the willingness to undergo chemotherapy.

    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  15. Wijayahadi N, Haron MR, Stanslas J, Yusuf Z
    J Chemother, 2007 Dec;19(6):716-23.
    PMID: 18230556
    Anthracyclines are the most widely used anticancer agents for breast cancer, of which doxorubicin and epirubicin have been reported to have equal efficacy. Unfortunately, the integrity of the immune system of breast cancer patients is severely affected by chemotherapy. This study compared the effect of combination chemotherapy with epirubicin (5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide (FEC)) and doxorubicin (5-fluorouracil, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide (FDC)) regimens on subsets of the immune cells of patients with primary malignant breast tumors. Our aim was to determine the best regimen that produces the least degree of myelosuppression. Blood from 80 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (40 FEC and 40 FDC) was taken before chemotherapy and after every cycle (3 weeks) for 6 cycles. Blood was also taken from 40 normal healthy donors who served as normal control. Subsets of lymphocytes T-helper cells (CD3(+)CD4(+)), T-cytotoxic cells (CD3(+) CD8(+)), B-cells (CD19(+) CD20(+)) and NK cells (CD16(+)/CD56(+)CD3(-)) were analyzed by flow cytometry (FacsCalibur, BD) using monoclonal antibodies (Multitest, BD). All patients in the FEC and FDC groups suffered from myelosuppressive side effects. Both regimens led to an increase in the counts of monocytes but decreased polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) and lymphocytes. Percentages of T-cytotoxic cells and NK cells were increased, but the percentage of B-cells was dramatically decreased. The phagocytic and intracellular killing ability of PMNs were also suppressed (p<0.01). No significant difference was found between the epirubicin-based regimen and doxorubicin-based regimen with regard to numbers of immune cells, percentages of lymphocytes subsets, Th/CTL ratio, engulfment and killing abilities of PMNs. In conclusion, we found that the epirubicin-based regimen is not superior to the doxorubicin-based regimen with respect to their toxicity of the immune cells, Th/CTL ratio and PMN count and functions. Moreover, both FEC and FDC regimens appear to conserve the cell-mediated immunity response needed for fighting against cancer cells.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  16. Zarina RS, Nik-Hussein NN
    J Clin Pediatr Dent, 2005;29(2):167-74.
    PMID: 15719924
    The treatment of haematological malignancy is multimodal and involves chemotherapy, radiotherapy and/or bone marrow transplants. With the advancement in cancer therapy, there is an increase in the survival of many children with childhood haematological malignancy. In addition, the late effect of the oncology treatment to the orofacial and dental development becomes significant in terms of the potential clinical impact that may affect the quality of life of the survivor. The severity of the long-term effects is dependent on the age of the child at initiation of treatment and whether chemotherapy is combined with radiation or not. The dental treatment may become more complex if the patient requires advanced restorative dental care and the roots malformation may complicate orthodontic treatment. Therefore these patients may require a scheduled careful preventive programme, long-term follow up, with prophylactic treatment and intervention at appropriate time to minimize the consequences of the disease and the given therapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  17. Chan LL, Abdel-Latif ME, Ariffin WA, Ariffin H, Lin HP
    Br. J. Haematol., 2004 Sep;126(6):799-805.
    PMID: 15352983
    Treatment for childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) consists of remission induction chemotherapy followed by postremission chemotherapy with or without bone marrow transplantation. The AML Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster (BFM)-83 protocol with induction-consolidation-maintenance chemotherapy for 2 years has been reported to result in a 6-year event-free survival (EFS) and event-free interval (EFI) of 49% and 61% respectively. A total of 174 Malaysian children were treated with this protocol between 1985 and 1999. The 5-year EFS and EFI was 30.7% and 48.0% respectively. The overall mortality from sepsis was 24%, which needs urgent address. The 5-year EFS for patients treated before 1993 and after 1993 was 18.6% and 41.3%, respectively (P = 0.04), while the EFI was 32% and 60.6% respectively (P = 0.034). The improvement seen after 1993 was related to a reduction in induction deaths for that period and probably reflected increased capability and familiarity to cope with the demands of the AML-BFM-83 protocol and accompanying complications in the treatment of AML.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  18. Menon BS, Maziah W, Samarendra M, Toha A
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2001 Mar;155(3):411-2.
    PMID: 11231812
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
  19. Sivanesaratnam V
    Ann. Acad. Med. Singap., 1998 Sep;27(5):622-6.
    PMID: 9919328
    Although the primary operative mortality following radical hysterectomy for stage IB and early stage IIA cervical carcinoma is less than 1%, survival is poor in those patients with histological evidence of "risk" features--lymph node metastases, lymphatic vascular tumour permeation and clinically undetected parametrial metastases. In the 7-year period 1983 to 1989, 239 patients with stage IB and early IIA disease had radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy. One hundred and eight patients (45.2%) had various poor prognostic histological features and received adjuvant chemotherapy--70 had cisplatin, vinblastine, bleomycin (PVB), 16 had mitomycin C (MMC) and 22 others received mitomycin C + 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Although not randomised, the risk factors present in each group were identical. These patients have now been followed up for periods ranging from 8 to 14 years. All recurrences, except one, occurred within 23 months of surgery; in the remaining this occurred 8 years later. This suggests that very close long-term follow-up is needed. Recurrences were markedly higher in the group who refused adjuvant chemotherapy (31.6%). The 10-year survival in patients without risk factors was 97.2%. In those patients with risk factors refusing adjuvant therapy it was 73.7%. The adjuvant chemotherapy group had a better survival of 86.1% (P = 0.001). The 10-year survivals in patients with positive nodes were similar--66.7% in the MMC group and 71.4% in the PVB group. The 10-year survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma was significantly better (90.3%) in the mitomycin C (and MMC + 5-FU) group compared to the PVB group (80.1%) (P = 0.005). The 10-year survival in patients with adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma was significantly better (96.3%) in the PVB group compared to those receiving MMC (and MMC + 5-FU) (57.1%) (P = 0.01). It would, thus, appear that the adjuvant chemotherapy of choice for patients with squamous cell carcinoma would be MMC (and MMC + 5-FU) and for those with adenocarcinoma, the PVB regime.
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use*
  20. Biswal BM, Madhavan M, Anas SR
    Postgrad Med J, 2000 Nov;76(901):719-20, 728-9.
    PMID: 11060156
    Matched MeSH terms: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use
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