Ali Varan

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Affiliation: Hacettepe University
Country: Turkey

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Optic glioma in children: a retrospective analysis of 101 cases
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Clin Oncol 36:287-92. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The treatment of retinoblastoma with four-drug regimen including cisplatin, etoposide, vincristine, and cyclophosphamide
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:529-37. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system tumors in patients under three years of age: treatment results of a single institute
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Neurosurg 42:89-94. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of metastatic site at diagnosis in Wilms' tumor: results from a single center
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:188-91. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Radiological evaluation of patients with pituitary langerhans cell histiocytosis at diagnosis and at follow-up
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 25:567-74. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma in children: experience of a single center
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephron Clin Pract 105:c58-61. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Secondary malignant neoplasms after childhood cancer
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:345-53. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Primary malignant skin tumors in children: etiology, treatment and prognosis
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 47:653-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Astrocytic tumors in children: treatment results from a single institution
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:315-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of liver transplantation in malignant liver tumors associated with tyrosinemia: clinical and laboratory findings of five cases
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Transplant 10:517-20. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint Optic glioma in children: a retrospective analysis of 101 cases
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Clin Oncol 36:287-92. 2013
    ..To evaluate the clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of pediatric patients with optic glioma...
  2. doi request reprint The treatment of retinoblastoma with four-drug regimen including cisplatin, etoposide, vincristine, and cyclophosphamide
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:529-37. 2012
    ..78). Seeding or subretinal collection may not indicate poor prognosis under intensive chemotherapy. The intensive four-drug chemotherapy protocol might have satisfactory results in the retinoblastoma (RBL) patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system tumors in patients under three years of age: treatment results of a single institute
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Neurosurg 42:89-94. 2006
    ..0001). Most of the patients had primitive embryonic tumors (37.2%). The best prognostic factors were tumor localization and histology...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of metastatic site at diagnosis in Wilms' tumor: results from a single center
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:188-91. 2005
    ..Liver involvement at diagnosis indicates a worse prognosis than lung involvement. Wilms' tumor patients with liver metastases should be treated with more intensive regimens than those with lung metastases...
  5. doi request reprint Radiological evaluation of patients with pituitary langerhans cell histiocytosis at diagnosis and at follow-up
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 25:567-74. 2008
    ..MRI imaging should be used to follow up patients with pituitary histiocytosis, and patients with LCH and diabetes insipidus should be followed for pituitary atrophy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma in children: experience of a single center
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephron Clin Pract 105:c58-61. 2007
    ..To evaluate the clinical features and outcome of children with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  7. doi request reprint Secondary malignant neoplasms after childhood cancer
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:345-53. 2011
    ..Physicians aim to decrease this toxicity and reduce the development of secondary cancers. In this study, the epidemiology and etiology of second malignant neoplasms are reviewed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Primary malignant skin tumors in children: etiology, treatment and prognosis
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 47:653-7. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the etiology, treatment and prognosis of the malignant skin tumors in children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Astrocytic tumors in children: treatment results from a single institution
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:315-9. 2007
    ..The aims of this study are to evaluate the patients with astrocytomas and to investigate survival rates and prognosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of liver transplantation in malignant liver tumors associated with tyrosinemia: clinical and laboratory findings of five cases
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Transplant 10:517-20. 2006
    ..All patients had limited disease to liver due to close clinical and radiological follow up for tyrosinemia. In these patients liver transplantation is curative both for liver tumor and tyrosinemia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment results of pediatric osteosarcoma: twenty-year experience
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Orthop 27:241-6. 2007
    ..Based on our 20-year experience, limb-sparing surgery as surgical management and the cisplatin + adriamycin preoperative chemotherapy regimen seem to be a promising modality for the patients with osteosarcoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Extraneural metastasis in intracranial tumors in children: the experience of a single center
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    J Neurooncol 79:187-90. 2006
    ..In our series the rate of ENM is 0.98%. The liver and lung are the most common site for metastasis, followed by the bone and bone marrow. The outcome is poor in patients with CNS tumors with ENM...
  13. doi request reprint Risk-adapted chemotherapy in childhood medulloblastoma
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 11:771-80. 2011
    ..A secondary aim was to examine high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation and the treatment of infant medulloblastoma...
  14. doi request reprint Wilms' tumor in children: an overview
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephron Clin Pract 108:c83-90. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Pediatric and young adult nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with preradiation Cisplatin and docetaxel chemotherapy
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1116-20. 2009
    ..To evaluate treatment results for pediatric and young adult (aged <21 years) patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with neoadjuvant cisplatin + docetaxel and radiotherapy...
  16. doi request reprint Malignant sacrococcygeal germ cell tumors in children: a 30-year experience from a single institution
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Tumori 99:51-6. 2013
    ..Our aim was to analyze treatment results and survival characteristics of our patients with malignant sacrococcygeal germ cell tumors...
  17. doi request reprint Neuroblastoma in Turkish children: experience of a single center
    Guzide Burça Aydn
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, S B Ankara Diskapi Children s Hospital, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 31:471-80. 2009
    ..To assess the clinical features and trends in survival, the data for 500 newly diagnosed patients between January 1972 and December 2004 from a single center were retrospectively analyzed...
  18. doi request reprint Infantile fibrosarcoma: retrospective analysis of eleven patients
    Canan Akyuz
    Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Tumori 97:166-9. 2011
    ..In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated clinical characteristics, treatment modalities and outcome of patients diagnosed with infantile fibrosarcoma at our institution...
  19. doi request reprint Thoracic neuroblastic tumors in childhood
    Haci Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:885-9. 2010
    ..Thoracic neuroblastic tumors (NBTs) are reported to have better prognosis. We aimed to review clinical characteristics, treatment results, and outcome of our patients with thoracic NBT...
  20. ncbi request reprint Intracranial involvement in Hodgkin's disease
    Canan Akyuz
    Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 22:589-96. 2005
    ..In patients with intracranial involvement of Hodgkin's disease, prolonged disease-free survival may be achieved by combined modality treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Late recurrence in children with Wilms' tumor
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Turk J Pediatr 49:226-30. 2007
    ..Late recurrence in patients with Wilms' tumor is a poor prognostic factor and should be treated with an intensified regimen...
  22. doi request reprint The treatment of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma: improved survival in a developing country
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Acta Oncol 48:44-51. 2009
    ..To evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment regimens, and outcome of children with Hodgkin lymphoma in a developing country over a period of 34 years...
  23. ncbi request reprint Solid tumors in the neonatal period
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 42:29-34. 2003
    ..0063). This is the first report comparing clinical features and prognosis of tumors diagnosed in the first 28 days of the life with those diagnosed after 28 days. The prognosis was worse in infants diagnosed in the first 28 days of life...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association of Helicobacter pylori and childhood lymphoma
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:301-4. 2007
    ..Preliminary results of our study suggest that H. pylori may not be the responsible agent for NHL involved the abdomen in childhood...
  25. doi request reprint Medulloblastoma in children: a 32-year experience from a single institution
    Canan Akyuz
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    J Neurooncol 90:99-103. 2008
    ..OS rates for patients with and without spinal seeding were 30 and 63.1% (P = 0.0002). OS rates for males and females were 36.2 and 54.7% (P = 0.03). OS rates for patients receiving the CCNU and CDDP+VP16 protocols were 41.1 and 45%...
  26. doi request reprint Diencephalic tumors in children: a 30-year experience of a single institution
    Nalan Yazici
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1251-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical behavior, treatment modalities, and outcome of different histopathological subgroups of diencephalic tumors in children...
  27. ncbi request reprint Improved survival of children with wilms tumor
    Tezer Kutluk
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:423-6. 2006
    ..5% for children treated during 1990 to 1999. The 10-year OS rate for children with Wilms tumor improved as treatment strategies evolved, illustrating that pediatric oncology in Turkey is developing parallel to the Western world...
  28. ncbi request reprint Teratoid Wilms' tumor in a child
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 49:414-7. 2007
  29. doi request reprint Evaluation of coronary artery disease by computed tomography angiography in patients treated for childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Serhan Küpeli
    MSc, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    J Clin Oncol 28:1025-30. 2010
    ..Coronary CTA is a minimally invasive tool for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease in patients who were treated with mediastinal radiotherapy and/or cardiotoxic chemotherapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Treatment results of 59 young patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
    Ugur Selek
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:201-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the outcome of patients </=30 years old with non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma and discover adverse prognostic factors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparison of accelerated and rapid schedules for monovalent hepatitis B and combined hepatitis A/B vaccines in children with cancer
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:587-94. 2007
    ..The seroconversion of hepatitis A by the combined hepatitis A/B vaccination is very good in cancer patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Treatment results of 84 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in childhood
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 46:454-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment regimens, survival, and late complications in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Second neoplasms in pediatric patients treated for cancer: a center's 30-year experience
    Kudret Caglar
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:374-8. 2006
    ..Osteosarcoma was the most frequently occurring secondary neoplasm. Less toxic treatment modalities should be used to decrease the risk of secondary malignant diseases...
  34. doi request reprint The prognostic significance of vanillylmandellic acid in neuroblastoma
    G Burca Aydin
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Ankara Oncology Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:435-48. 2010
    ..In high-risk patients, negative spot test or normal level of urinary VMA at diagnosis might be used for identification of a group of patients with more favorable prognosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Second malignant neoplasms following the treatment of brain tumors in children
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Child Neurol 21:433-6. 2006
    ..Long-term follow-up is therefore necessary for the child who has survived a primary central nervous system tumor...
  36. doi request reprint Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the mandible in a child with unusual plantar metastasis
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sihhiye Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 32:e155-7. 2010
    ..We report a 16-year-old male with DSRCT in the mandible, an unusual site of the disease, treated with chemo-radiotherapy but recurred in an unexpected site 5 months after the completion of treatment...
  37. doi request reprint Thymomas in childhood: 11 cases from a single institution
    Bilgehan Yalcin
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:601-5. 2012
    ..Thymomas are rare in children. Our aim was to review clinical and pathologic characteristics and outcome in children with thymomas...
  38. ncbi request reprint Renal involvement of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and its prognostic effect in childhood
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Nephron Clin Pract 100:c86-91. 2005
    ..To evaluate renal involvement in childhood lymphoma and define its prognostic effects...
  39. ncbi request reprint Langerhans cell histiocytosis: retrospective analysis of 217 cases in a single center
    Begül Yağci
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 25:399-408. 2008
    ..The age at diagnosis, pulmonary, liver, or hematological involvement, and elevated acute-phase reactants were found to have a statistically significant effect on the OS or EFS rates...
  40. doi request reprint Thymic Langerhans cell histiocytosis mimicking lymphoma
    Begül Yağci
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:833-5. 2008
    ..Thymus is a rarely involvement site reported in LCH and usually is accompanied by skin, bone or lung disease. Here we report a 12-year-old male with thymic involvement by LCH clinically mimicking lymphoma...
  41. doi request reprint Spinal low-grade neoplasm with leptomeningeal dissemination mimicking tuberculous meningitis in a child
    Haci Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:187-92. 2011
    ..The patient successfully treated with chemoradiotherapy. At the end of 19-month follow-up, diffuse leptomeningeal infiltration and a dural mass compatible with relapse developed. Chemoradiotherapy was started...
  42. ncbi request reprint Primary liver tumors in children: Hacettepe experience
    Tezer Kutluk
    Divisions of Pediatric Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Turk J Pediatr 56:1-10. 2014
    ..Surgical resectability is important for cure. For HCC, more effective chemotherapy approaches are essential. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Mediastinal germ cell tumors in childhood
    Bilgehan Yalcin
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:633-42. 2012
    ..Mediastinal germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and usually located in anterior mediastinum. We aimed to review clinical and pathological characteristics of these tumors...
  44. ncbi request reprint Congenital cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor in a newborn
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Perinatol 23:173-6. 2006
    ..Here we report a newborn with congenital cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor. We had detected hydrocephalus and enlarged biparietal diameter at the 36th week of gestational age by fetal ultrasonography...
  45. doi request reprint Educational achievement, employment, smoking, marital, and insurance statuses in long-term survivors of childhood malignant solid tumors
    Begül Yağcı-Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35:129-33. 2013
    ..Survivors of childhood cancer experience many social adaptation problems. We aimed to identify social, educational, and occupational issues of this growing population...
  46. doi request reprint Long-term survival results of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma patients: a single-center experience from Turkey
    Canan Akyuz
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:38-49. 2012
    ..In children with rhabdomyosarcoma, survival rates can be improved owing to factors such as advancement in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, improved supportive care, and a multidisciplinary approach...
  47. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity of hepatitis a vaccine in children with cancer
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 23:619-24. 2006
    ..Seroconversion rates at the first and seventh months were 60% (n = 17/28 patients) and 89% (n = 24/27 patients). No adverse effects were observed. The hepatitis A vaccine was found to be effective and safe in children with cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of patients with intracranial tumors and central diabetes insipidus
    Ali Varan
    1Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 30:668-73. 2013
    ..0001). Central DI may be very important clinical presentation of serious underlying disease in children. Intracranial tumors are the most frequent cause of DI. Most frequent diagnosis were LCH and germ cell tumors in our series. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Leptin and neuropeptide Y plasma levels in children with cancer
    Kudret Caglar
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18:485-9. 2005
    ..192 ng/ml in patients who died with disease during the follow-up period. The neuropeptide Y and leptin levels seem to be related to prognosis and could be used as prognostic indicators in the follow-up of children with cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint Isolated breast involvement at recurrence in a child with T-cell lymphomas
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Breast J 13:97-8. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Testicular germ cell tumors in childhood: treatment results of 52 patients
    Elif Guler
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21:49-56. 2004
    ..27); BEP regimen: 85.7%; classical VAC: 67.9%; vinblastine + bleomycin: 63.6%. Chemotherapy is not required in stage I. BEP regimen is effective in testicular germ cell tumors...
  52. doi request reprint Temozolomide in relapsed pediatric brain tumors: 14 cases from a single center
    Canan Akyuz
    Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:111-5. 2012
    ..It also has some promising effects in pediatric patients with brain tumors. We have conducted a retrospective study to investigate the effectiveness of temozolomide in patients with relapsed brain tumors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and treatment results of LMB/LMT regimen in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Tezer Kutluk
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Cancer Invest 20:626-33. 2002
    ..8% for LMT-treated patients. Poor response at the end of cytoreductive treatment and age younger than 4 years were poor prognostic factors. Pediatric lymphomas could be treated safely and effectively by LMB and LMT regimens...
  54. ncbi request reprint Treatment results and prognostic factors in Ewing sarcoma
    M Tezer Kutluk
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21:597-610. 2004
    ..Presence of distant metastases, large primary tumors, and pelvic localization were related to poor prognosis. Novel therapeutic approaches are needed to produce better results, especially in high-risk patients...
  55. ncbi request reprint Primary pleuropulmonary neoplasms in childhood: fourteen cases from a single center
    H Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 12:543-7. 2011
    ..We aimed to review clinical characteristics, treatment results and outcome of pediatric patients with primary pleuropulmonary neoplasms...
  56. ncbi request reprint Bilateral adrenal cystic neuroblastoma with hepatic and splenic involvement in a newborn
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:670-1. 2005
    ..The authors describe a newborn with splenic and hepatic involvement of bilateral adrenal cystic neuroblastoma...
  57. ncbi request reprint C-erbB-2 expression and prognostic significance in osteosarcoma
    Bilgehan Yalcin
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:222-7. 2008
    ..C-erbB-2 is postulated as a prognostic biological marker for osteosarcoma (OST). We investigated c-erbB-2 expression status in osteosarcomas and its prognostic significance...
  58. doi request reprint Neurological complications of neuroblastic tumors: experience of a single center
    G Burca Aydin
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Ankara Oncology Research Hospital, 06070, Demetevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:359-65. 2010
    ..This study aims to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of neurological complications in patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastic tumors (NT)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Infectious complications and conservative treatment of totally implantable venous access devices in children with cancer
    Nalan Yazici
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Adana Medical and Research Center, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
    Turk J Pediatr 55:164-71. 2013
    ..Most of them were due to infection (n=42). In conclusion, TIVADs are important in children with cancer who need prolonged intravenous access, so they should be used carefully and managed conservatively in case of complications. ..
  60. ncbi request reprint Anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a child presenting with cutaneous nodules and blisters
    Kudret Caglar
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, Turkey
    Turk J Pediatr 47:188-90. 2005
    ..She is still on chemotherapy and has been in complete remission for nine months. Clinicians should be aware of this uncommon presentation of ALCIL, which can be confused with other diseases clinically or histologically...
  61. ncbi request reprint Is epoetin alfa a treatment option for chemotherapy-related anemia in children?
    Munevver Buyukpamukcu
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Pediatr Oncol 39:455-8. 2002
    ..However, limited information is available about recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO, epoetin alfa) as a treatment option in pediatric cancer patients...
  62. doi request reprint Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in childhood: 13 cases from a single center
    Hac Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:204-7. 2012
    ..We aimed to review clinical characteristics, treatment results, and outcome for pediatric patients with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs)...
  63. doi request reprint Tissue Doppler evaluation of systolic and diastolic cardiac functions in long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma
    Dursun Alehan
    Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 58:250-5. 2012
    ..A case-control study to evaluate long-term cardiovascular status of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) was performed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Thyroid involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a report of two cases and review of the literature
    Begül Yağci
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Pediatr 166:901-4. 2007
    ..In the differential diagnosis of enlarged thyroid glands, especially in the presence of other endocrinological manifestations, LCH must be taken into consideration...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid soluble CD27 levels in children with non-Hodgkin lymphomas
    Bilgehan Yalcin
    Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21:717-23. 2004
    ..8%; negative predictive value, 98.8%; accuracy, 85.6%). With these results, the value of adding sCD27 determination to the cytological CSF examination remains questionable...
  66. doi request reprint Late recurrence in primary region of parosteal osteosarcoma: a case report
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 25:83-8. 2008
    ..Here, the authors present a case of conventional parosteal osteosarcoma that had relapsed 17 years after diagnosis. To their knowledge, this is one of the latest recurrence times in the primary region of osteosarcoma...
  67. doi request reprint Comparison of sulbactam-cefoperazone with carbapenems as empirical monotherapy for febrile neutropenic children with lymphoma and solid tumors
    Haci Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:299-310. 2011
    ..The overall success rates were 99% in both groups (P = .94). Empiric SC therapy was found to be as effective as carbapenem monotherapy in pediatric febrile neutropenic patients with lymphoma and solid tumors...
  68. doi request reprint Right foot congenital infantile fibrosarcoma treated only with chemotherapy
    Haci Ahmet Demir
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:618-20. 2010
    ..We report the case of a male newborn with a mass in his right foot. X-ray and MRI revealed a mass destroying all tarsal, metatarsal, and phalangeal bones. The patient was treated only with VAC chemotherapy and is able to walk normally...
  69. doi request reprint Clinical significance of serum vascular endothelial growth factor, endostatin, and leptin levels in children with lymphoma
    Fatma Visal Okur
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:1272-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), endostatin, and leptin levels in children with lymphoma and to investigate whether these factors provide prognostic information...
  70. doi request reprint Congenital solid thigh mass: a report of nonself healing form of langerhans cell histiocytosis
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 32:312-4. 2010
    ..We describe a newborn with a solid mass in his thigh noticed at birth, without skin manifestations. LCH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of congenital solid masses...
  71. ncbi request reprint Malignant solid tumors associated with congenital immunodeficiency disorders
    Ali Varan
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21:441-51. 2004
    ..The survival rates of the malignant diseases were very poor in immunodeficiency. Overall survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients was relatively worse than Hodgkin disease patients...
  72. doi request reprint Wilms' tumor associated with vertebral anomalies
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 30:394-5. 2008
    ..In patients with WT, investigation of vertebral malformations should be a part of diagnostic work-up...
  73. doi request reprint Sacral mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in childhood: a case report and review of the literature
    Serhan Küpeli
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:564-73. 2010
    ..Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma cases in pediatric age group published in English literature was reviewed...
  74. doi request reprint Xanthoma disseminatum in a child with cranial bone involvement
    Begül Yağci
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 30:310-2. 2008
    ..Skeletal involvement is a rare manifestation of the disease in children. We report on a 5-year-old boy with cranial bone involvement, proptosis and xanthomatous cutaneous lesions, treated successfully with systemic corticosteroids...
  75. ncbi request reprint Maxillary ameloblastic carcinoma in a child
    Nalan Yazici
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:175-6. 2008
    ..Wide surgical resection was done along with adjuvant radiotherapy because of involved surgical margins. Histopathological diagnosis was established with morphological features of both ameloblastoma and carcinoma...
  76. ncbi request reprint Myeloprotective effect of short term prechemotherapy recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor
    Canan Akyuz
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Med Pediatr Oncol 38:67-9. 2002
  77. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of grass inflorescence aspiration presenting as a chest wall tumour
    Begül Karagöz
    Department of Paediatric Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Hacettepe University, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Radiol 36:434-6. 2006
    ..We report here unique CT findings of grass inflorescence aspiration before and after its migration through the airways...
  78. ncbi request reprint Hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in a child
    Yavuz Koksal
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Institute of Oncology, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:989-91. 2005
    ..Squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx is extremely rare in children. We present a 13-year-old girl with squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx whose father was a coal-miner and a heavy smoker...
  79. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of thrombotic children with malignancy
    Selma Unal
    Section of Pediatric Hematology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Ann Hematol 84:395-9. 2005
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  80. ncbi request reprint Serum troponin T levels and echocardiographic evaluation in children treated with doxorubicin
    Erol Kismet
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 42:220-4. 2004
    ..We investigated the usefulness of serum cardiac Troponin T (cTnT) to detect doxorubicin related cardiotoxicity as a non-invasive and reliable method...
  81. ncbi request reprint Pleural effusion in Wilms tumor after tru-cut biopsy
    Serhan Küpeli
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:555-8. 2007
  82. doi request reprint Cerebellar dysfunction caused by procarbazine and consumption of excessive amount of bananas
    Serhan Küpeli
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:1290. 2008