Dr. Kok VC, MD, PhD, FACP - Kuang Tien General Hospital Cancer Center - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kok VC

MD, PhD, FACP

Kuang Tien General Hospital Cancer Center

Chief Medical Officer

Taichung | Taiwan

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Medical Oncology

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Dr. Kok VC, MD, PhD, FACP - Kuang Tien General Hospital Cancer Center - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kok VC

MD, PhD, FACP

Introduction

Victor C. Kok, MMedSc, MD, Ph.D., FACP, is director of the cancer center and the division of medical oncology, of Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan which has an intake of over 1,200 new cancer patients each year. He obtained his MD degree and subsequently, MMedSc from Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Kok got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of the Biomedical Informatics at Asia University Taiwan. Victor Kok trained as a medical oncologist at the Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei; certified in Medical Oncology at the European Society for Medical Oncology. He set up the Medical Oncology program at Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua. And later on, he joined Asia University as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kok is a Fellow of the American College of Physician (FACP). Dr. Kok actively participates as a reviewer in more than 30 SCI journals. He is currently an Academic Section Editor of Medicine (Baltimore) (JIF: 2.028); a Review Editor for Frontiers in Oncology (JIF: 4.416) and Frontiers in Pharmacology (JIF: 3.831); and an Editor for World Journal of Clinical Oncology (ESCI). In the field of palliative care, Dr. Kok is a co-sponsor at the establishment of Taiwan Academy of Hospice Palliative. Dr. Kok is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Japan Cancer Association, International Epidemiology Association, Taiwan Society of Internal Medicine, Taiwan Association of Evidence-based Medicine and the Taiwan Oncology Society. VC Kok's research interests include cancer epidemiology, bioinformatics, medical oncology, internal medicine, palliative care and clinical and population-based disease informatics. Dr. Kok is attending the Cancer Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) postgraduate certificate program 2018/2019: High-Impact Cancer Research (HICR) at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Primary Affiliation: Kuang Tien General Hospital Cancer Center - Taichung , Taiwan

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Education

Jan 2011 - Jun 2014
Asia University
PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Jul 1982 - Jun 1989
Chung Shan Medical University
M.D.
Jul 1982 - Jun 1989
Chung Shan Medical University
M.D.
Oct 2018
Harvard Medical School
Cancer Biology & Therapeutics Postgraduate Certificate Program

Experience

Jul 1992 - Jun 1994
Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Clinical Fellow
Medical Oncology
Jul 1989 - Jun 1992
Changhua Christian Hospital
Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
Jul 1989 - Jun 1992
Changhua Christian Hospital
Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
Sep 2014
Asia University
Asst. Professor (part-time)
Biomedical Informatics
Jan 2004
Bureau of National Health Insurance Taichung Region Branch
Invited expert reviewer
Medical Expenditure Review Unit
Oct 2003
Kuang Tien General Hospital
Director of Cancer Center
Cancer Center

Publications

75Publications

412Reads

399Profile Views

469PubMed Central Citations

Performance enhancement of procalcitonin by high-sensitivity C-reactive protein at the optimal cutoff in predicting bacteremia in emergency department adult patients.

Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2019 Jan 10:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

g Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering , National Central University , Taoyuan , Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00365513.2018.1550808DOI Listing
January 2019
4 Reads
2.009 Impact Factor

Hepatic metastasectomy and paclitaxel provide long-term survival for a young woman with recurrent triple-negative metastatic breast cancer: 16 years follow-up.

Authors:
Victor C Kok

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Apr-Jun;14(3):722-723

Division of Medical Oncology, Cancer Center of Kuang Tien General Hospital, Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Asia University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.179087DOI Listing
December 2018
4 Reads

Association Between Erectile Dysfunction and Subsequent Prostate Cancer Development: A Population-Based Cohort Study With Double Concurrent Comparison Groups.

Am J Mens Health 2018 Sep 30;12(5):1492-1502. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

6 Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988318772741DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6142143PMC
September 2018
11 Reads

Gout as a risk factor for osteoporosis: response to comments by Kostev.

Authors:
V C Kok

Osteoporos Int 2018 Jul 10;29(7):1687. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-018-4478-9DOI Listing
July 2018
6 Reads
4.170 Impact Factor

Subgroup analysis of East Asian patients in REGARD: A phase III trial of ramucirumab and best supportive care for advanced gastric cancer.

Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2018 Jun 10;14(3):204-209. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12829DOI Listing
June 2018
14 Reads
1.060 Impact Factor

Positive association between hypertension and urinary bladder cancer: epidemiologic evidence involving 79,236 propensity score-matched individuals.

Ups J Med Sci 2018 Jun 18;123(2):109-115. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

i Department of Medical Intensive Care Unit , Kuang Tien General Hospital , Taichung , Taiwan (ROC).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2018.1473534DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6055751PMC
June 2018
25 Reads
1.710 Impact Factor

Gout as a risk factor for osteoporosis: response to comments by Kostev.

Authors:
Kok VC

Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/29637220

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May 2018
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Gout as a risk factor for osteoporosis: epidemiologic evidence from a population-based longitudinal study involving 108,060 individuals.

Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/29383389

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May 2018
5 Reads

Gout as a risk factor for osteoporosis: epidemiologic evidence from a population-based longitudinal study involving 108,060 individuals.

Osteoporos Int 2018 04 30;29(4):973-985. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allery, Department of Internal Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, 43303, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-018-4375-2DOI Listing
April 2018
8 Reads
4.170 Impact Factor

An Unusual Case of Cholangitis.

Gastroenterology 2017 Feb 4;152(3):e12-e13. Epub 2017 Jan 4.

Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2016.08.006DOI Listing
February 2017
9 Reads
16.720 Impact Factor

An Unusual Case of Cholangitis

Gastroenterology

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January 2017
5 Reads

Primary Vaginal Melanoma With Rhabdoid Features

International Journal of Gynecological Pathology

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2016
5 Reads

Identify potential drugs for cardiovascular diseases caused by stress-induced genes in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Huang CH, Ciou JS, Chen ST, Kok VC, Chung Y, Tsai JJ, Kurubanjerdjit N, Huang CF, Ng KL, PeerJ, 2016, vol. 4, pp. e2478, 2016

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http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27703845

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2016
7 Reads

Management of Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic Palliative Care Patients: A Prognosis-Based Approach.

Palliat Care 2016 23;10:1-5. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.; Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4137/PCRT.S38956DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5123827PMC
November 2016
5 Reads

Risk and clinical predictors of osteoporotic fracture in East Asian patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based cohort study.

PeerJ 2016 27;4:e2634. Epub 2016 Oct 27.

Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Asia University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan; Disease Informatics Research Group, Asia University Taiwan, Taiwan; Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5088616PMC
October 2016
8 Reads
2 Citations

Identify potential drugs for cardiovascular diseases caused by stress-induced genes in vascular smooth muscle cells.

PeerJ 2016 28;4:e2478. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045879PMC
September 2016
20 Reads
1 Citation

Risk of Autoimmune Disease in Adults with Chronic Insomnia Requiring Sleep-Inducing Pills: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study.

J Gen Intern Med 2016 09 29;31(9):1019-26. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978676PMC
September 2016
10 Reads
5 Citations
3.450 Impact Factor

Clinical analysis of contributors to the delayed gallbladder opacification following the use of water-soluble contrast medium.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2016 6;12:1357-64. Epub 2016 Sep 6.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Kuang Tien General Hospital; Department of Nursing, HungKuang University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5019449PMC
September 2016
18 Reads
1.343 Impact Factor

Pazopanib as a second-line treatment for non-cytokine-treated metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis of the effect of treatment.

BMC Urol 2016 Jul 4;16(1):34. Epub 2016 Jul 4.

Division of Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, 11221, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4932732PMC
July 2016
6 Reads
1 Citation
1.940 Impact Factor

Cancer risk in East Asian patients associated with acquired haemolytic anaemia: a nationwide population-based cohort study.

BMC Cancer 2016 Feb 4;16:57. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, 40447, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743105PMC
February 2016
7 Reads
2 Citations
3.362 Impact Factor

Compassionate extubation for a peaceful death in the setting of a community hospital: a case-series study.

Authors:
Victor C Kok

Clin Interv Aging 2015 4;10:679-85. Epub 2015 Apr 4.

Division of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Palliative Care Team, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Asia University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan ; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan.

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February 2016
9 Reads
1 Citation
1.824 Impact Factor

Regular inhaled corticosteroids in adult-onset asthma and the risk for future cancer: a population-based cohort study with proper person-time analysis.

Kok VC, Horng JT, Huang HK, Chao TM, Hong YF, Therapeutics and clinical risk management, 2015, vol. 11, pp. 489-499, 2015

Ther Clin Risk Manag

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25848295

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2015
5 Reads

Eribulin in the Management of Advanced Breast Cancer: Implications of Current Research Findings.

Authors:
Victor C Kok

Breast Cancer (Auckl) 2015 15;9:109-15. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Division of Medical Oncology, Cancer Center of Kuang Tien General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. ; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4681420PMC
December 2015
7 Reads
3 Citations

Allopurinol therapy in gout patients does not associate with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes: a population-based matched-cohort study.

PLoS One 2014 4;9(6):e99102. Epub 2014 Jun 4.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4045898PMC
October 2015
6 Reads
10 Citations
3.234 Impact Factor

Cancer risk in patients aged 30 years and above with type 2 diabetes receiving antidiabetic monotherapy: a cohort study using metformin as the comparator.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2015 28;11:1315-23. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S91513DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4559233PMC
September 2015
13 Reads
6 Citations
1.343 Impact Factor

Cancer risk in patients aged 30 years and above with type 2 diabetes receiving antidiabetic monotherapy: a cohort study using metformin as the comparator

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2015:11 1315–1323

Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

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August 2015
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The Risks for Ovarian, Endometrial, Breast, Colorectal, and Other Cancers in Women With Newly Diagnosed Endometriosis or Adenomyosis: A Population-Based Study.

Int J Gynecol Cancer 2015 Jul;25(6):968-76

*Division of Medical Oncology, Kuang Tien General Hospital Cancer Center, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan; †Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan; and Departments of ‡Obstetrics & Gynecology and §Pathology, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan.

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July 2015
11 Reads
19 Citations
1.950 Impact Factor

Regular inhaled corticosteroids in adult-onset asthma and the risk for future cancer: a population-based cohort study with proper person-time analysis.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2015 26;11:489-99. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S80793DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4381893PMC
April 2015
7 Reads
4 Citations
1.343 Impact Factor

Zoledronic acid treatment for cancerous bone metastases: a phase IV study in Taiwan.

J Cancer Res Ther 2013 Oct-Dec;9(4):653-9

Medicine, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.126471DOI Listing
December 2014
7 Reads
1 Citation

Population-based cohort study on the risk of malignancy in East Asian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

BMC Cancer 2014 Aug 29;14:634. Epub 2014 Aug 29.

Population-Health and Clinical Informatics Research Group, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asia University Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4161919PMC
August 2014
8 Reads
9 Citations
3.362 Impact Factor

Reappraisal of the etiology of extracorpuscular non-autoimmune acquired hemolytic anemia in 2657 hospitalized patients with non-neoplastic disease.

Clin Med Insights Pathol 2014 15;7:11-4. Epub 2014 Apr 15.

Institute of Environmental Health, China Medical University College of Public Health, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4137/CPath.S14875DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3999811PMC
May 2014
16 Reads

Successful Remission of Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome During the Third-line Weekly Gemcitabine for Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer (Auckl) 2014 26;8:57-9. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

Department of Pathology, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3972075PMC
April 2014
7 Reads
2 Citations

A large primary vaginal leiomyosarcoma diagnosed postoperatively and uterine leiomyomas treated with surgery and chemotherapy.

J Obstet Gynaecol 2013 Aug;33(6):643-4

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuang Tien General Hospital, Shalu Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01443615.2013.795136DOI Listing
August 2013
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Statins use increases the risk of urinary tract cancer: preliminary results of a nationwide population-based case-control study.

Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2013 Jun 11;9(2):190-1. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-7563.2012.01552.xDOI Listing
June 2013
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Long-term effects of continuing adjuvant tamoxifen to 10 years versus stopping at 5 years after diagnosis of oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer: ATLAS, a randomised trial.

Davies C, Pan H, Godwin J, Gray R, Arriagada R, Raina V, Abraham M, Medeiros Alencar VH, Badran A, Bonfill X, Bradbury J, Clarke M, Collins R, Davis SR, Delmestri A, Forbes JF, Haddad P, Hou MF, Inbar M, Khaled H, Kielanowska J, Kwan WH, Mathew BS, Mittra I, Müller B, Nicolucci A, Peralta O, Pernas

Lancet

http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23219286

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March 2013
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Gout and subsequent increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in non-diabetics aged 50 and above: a population-based cohort study in Taiwan.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2012 Nov 21;12:108. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Computer Science, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3556493PMC
November 2012
6 Reads
13 Citations
1.500 Impact Factor

Uterine tumor with neuroectodermal differentiation of advanced stage managed successfully with multimodal strategy.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2012 Jun 30;162(2):235-6. Epub 2012 Mar 30.

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June 2012
6 Reads
3 Citations
1.630 Impact Factor

Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid arising more often from follicular carcinoma than papillary carcinoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2007 Oct 20;14(10):3011-8. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No. 160, Sec. 3, Chungkang Road, Taichung, Taiwan.

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October 2007
59 Reads
6 Citations
3.930 Impact Factor

Concomitant renal cell carcinoma and metastatic epithelioid angiosarcoma with microangiopathy.

J Formos Med Assoc 1995 Jan-Feb;94(1-2):48-52

Department of Medical Oncology, Koo Foundation, Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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August 1995
6 Reads
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