Publications and Research

Pediatric Oncology Department publications:
  •  Improved care of rhabdomyosarcoma in Jordan using less intensive therapy. Al-Jumaily U, Ayyad O, Masarweh M, Ghandour K, Almousa A, Al-Hussaini M, Ferrari A, Sultan I.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. Jan;60(1):53-8, 2013. PMID: 22745011
  •  Ovarian germ cell tumors with rhabdomyosarcomatous components and later development of growing teratoma syndrome: a case report. Al-Jumaily U, Al-Hussaini M, Ajlouni F, Abulruz A, Sultan I. J Med Case Rep. Jan 16;6:13, 2012. PMID: 22248255
  •  The Use of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Pediatric Oncology Intensive Care Unit. Faqih NA, Qabba'h SH, Rihani RS, Ghonimat IM, Yamani YM, Sultan IY. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Mar;58(3):384-9, 2012. PMID: 21818845
  •  Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation Can restore Hematologic and Immunologic Functions in Patients with Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. Rihani R, Barbar M, Faqih N, Halalsheh H, Hussein AA, Al-Zaben AH, Rahman FA, Sarhan M. Pediatr Transplant. Jun;16(4):E99-E105, 2012. PMID: 21450011
  •  Pediatric oncology situation analysis (Jordan). Al-Rimawi HS. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Mar;34 Suppl 1:S15-8, 2012. PMID: 22357144
  •  Outcome of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Jordan. Halalsheh H, Abuirmeileh N, Rihani R, Bazzeh F, Zaru L, Madanat F. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Sep;57(3):385-91, 2011. PMID: 21360658
  •  Retrospective Analysis of Pediatric Cancer Patients Diagnosed with the Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Infection. Amayiri N, Madanat F.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. Jan;56(1):86-9, 2011. PMID: 21108443
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma Across the Age Spectrum: A Population-Based Study from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Database. Ferrari A, Sultan I, Huang TT, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Shehadeh A, Meazza C, Ness KK, Casanova M, Spunt SL. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Dec 1;57(6):943-9, 2011. PMID: 21793180
  • Strategies to Manage Retinoblastoma in Developing Countries.  Chantada GL, Qaddoumi I, Canturk S, Khetan V, Ma Z, Kimani K, Yeniad B, Sultan I, Sitorus RS, Tacyildiz N, Abramson DH. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Mar;56(3):341-8, 2011. PMID: 21225909
  • Age, Stage, and Radiotherapy, But Not Primary Tumor Site, Affects the Outcome of Patients with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors. Sultan I, Qaddoumi I, Rodríguez-Galindo C, Nassan AA, Ghandour K, Al-Hussaini M. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Jan;54(1):35-40, 2010. PMID: 19798737
  • Comparing Adult and Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, 1988-2005: An Analysis of 21734 cases. Bazzeh F, Rihani R, Howard S, Sultan I. Leuk Lymphoma. Dec;51(12):2198-207, 2010. PMID: 21054151
  • Differential Features of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Children and Adults: A SEER Study. Sultan I, Casanova M, Ferrari A, Rihani R, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Aug;55(2):279-84, 2010. PMID: 20582982
  • Distinct Features of Colorectal Cancer in Children and Adolescents: A Population-Based Study of 159 cases. Sultan I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, El-Taani H, Pastore G, Casanova M, Gallino G, Ferrari A. Cancer. Feb 1;116(3):758-65, 2010. PMID: 19957323
  • Distinct Features of Teratoid Wilms Tumor. Sultan I, Ajlouni F, Al-Jumaily U, Al-Ashhab M, Hashem H, Ghandour K, Masarweh M, Al-Hussaini M.  J Pediatr Surg. Oct;45(10):e13-9, 2010. PMID: 20920703
  • Enucleation for Retinoblastoma: the Experience of a Single Center in Jordan. Sultan I, Wilson MW, Nawaiseh I, Mehyar M, Kharma S, Al-Qudimat M, Hazin R, Alalami A, Jaradat I, Al-Husseini M, Abdeen G, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Qaddoumi I. Int Ophthalmol. Aug;30(4):407-14, 2010. PMID: 20424888
  • Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation as a Salvage Therapy for Cord Blood Engraftment Failure in a Patient with Fanconi Anemia. Rihani R, Lataifeh I, Halalsheh H, Hussein AA, Al-Zaben A, Abdel-Rahman F, Sarhan M. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Sep;55(3):580-2, 2010. PMID: 20658637
  • Salivary Gland Carcinomas in Children and Adolescents: A Population-Based Study, with Comparison to Adult Cases.  Sultan I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Al-Sharabati S, Guzzo M, Casanova M, Ferrari A. Head Neck. Oct;33(10):1476-81, 2011. PMID: 21928420
  • Second Malignancies in Patients with Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors: A Population-Based Study. Sultan I, Rihani R, Hazin R, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Acta Oncol. 49(2):237-44, 2010. PMID: 20100158
  • Secondary Hematopoietic Malignancies in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: An Analysis of 111 Cases From the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result-9 Registry. Rihani R, Bazzeh F, Faqih N, Sultan I. Cancer. Sep 15;116(18):4385-94, 2010. PMID: 20549819
  • Selecting Multimodal Therapy for Rhabdomyosarcoma. Sultan I, Ferrari A. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. Aug;10(8):1285-301, 2010. PMID: 20735314
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas in the First Year of Life. Sultan I, Casanova M, Al-Jumaily U, Meazza C, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ferrari A. Eur J Cancer. Sep;46(13):2449-56, 2010. PMID: 20538453
  • Successful Stem-Cell Mobilization and Transplantation Using Plerixafor in a Patient with a Germ Cell Tumor. Tuffaha H, Abdel-Rahman FA. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 3(4):203-5, 2010. PMID: 21150242
  • INI1 (BAF 47) Immunohistochemistry is an Essential Diagnostic Tool for Children with Hepatic Tumors and Low Alpha Fetoprotein. Al Nassan A, Sughayer M, Matalka I, Ghandour K, Masarweh M, Zimmermann A, Sultan I. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Mar;32(2):e79-81, 2010. PMID: 20048688
  • Malignant Insulinoma in a Child. Janem W, Sultan I, Ajlouni F, Deebajeh R, Haddad H, Sughayer MA, Goussous RY. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Dec 15;55(7):1423-6, 2010. PMID: 20860043
  • Peculiar Features and Tailored Management of Adult Cancers Occurring in Pediatric Age. Ferrari A, Casanova M, Massimino M, Sultan I. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. Nov;10(11):1837-51, 2010. PMID: 21080807
  • Retrospective Survey on the Prevalence and Outcome of Prior Autoimmune Diseases in Patients with Aplastic Anemia Reported to the Registry of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Cesaro S, Marsh J, Tridello G, Rovò A, Maury S, Montante B, Masszi T, Van Lint MT, Afanasyev B, Iriondo Atienza A, Bierings M, Carbone C, Doubek M, Lanino E, Sarhan M, Risitano A, Steinerova K, Wahlin A, Pegoraro A, Passweg J. Acta Haematol. 124(1):19-22, 2010. PMID: 20606411
  • Comparing Adult and Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, 1973 to 2005: An Analysis of 2,600 Patients. Sultan I, Qaddoumi I, Yaser S, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ferrari A. J Clin Oncol. Jul 10;27(20):3391-7, 2009. PMID: 19398574
  • Comparing Children and Adults with Synovial Sarcoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, 1983 to 2005: An Analysis of 1268 Patients. Sultan I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Saab R, Yasir S, Casanova M, Ferrari A. Cancer. Aug 1;115(15):3537-47, 2009. PMID: 19514087
  • Diffuse Pontine Glioma in Jordan and Impact of Up-Front Prognosis Disclosure with Parents and Families. Qaddoumi I, Ezam N, Swaidan M, Jaradat I, Mansour A, Abuirmeileh N, Bouffet E, Al-Hussaini M. J Child Neurol. Apr;24(4):460-5, 2009. PMID: 19074045
  • From Upfront Nephrectomy to Preoperative Chemotherapy and Back: A Single Institution Experience in the Treatment of Wilms Tumor. Sultan I, Masarweh M, Ismael T, Al-Hussaini M, Almousa A, Ali HM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ghandour K. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. May;31(5):333-8, 2009. PMID: 19415012
  • Local Control of the Primary Tumor in Metastatic Neuroblastoma. Sultan I, Ghandour K, Al-Jumaily U, Hashem S, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Eur J Cancer. Jul;45(10):1728-32, 2009. PMID: 19447607
  • Outcome and Prognostic Features in Pediatric Gliomas: A Review of 6212 Cases from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Qaddoumi I, Sultan I, Gajjar A. Cancer. Dec 15;115(24):5761-70, 2009. PMID: 19813274
  • Supplementation of a Successful Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Telemedicine-Based Twinning Program by E-mails. Qaddoumi I, Bouffet E. Telemed J E Health. Dec;15(10):975-82 ,2009. PMID: 19929233
  • Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas and the Need for New Options for Therapy: Why and How? Qaddoumi I, Sultan I, Broniscer A. Cancer Biol Ther. Jan;8(1):4-10, 2009. PMID: 19164945
  • Closing the Survival Gap: Implementation of Medulloblastoma Protocols in a Low-income Country Through a Twinning Program. Qaddoumi I, Musharbash A, Elayyan M, Mansour A, Al-Hussaini M, Drake J, Swaidan M, Bartels U, Bouffet E. Int J Cancer. Mar 15;122(6):1203-6, 2008. PMID: 17985345
  • Action Research: Developing a Pediatric Cancer Pain Program in Jordan. Finley GA, Forgeron P, Arnaout M. J Pain Symptom Manage. Apr;35(4):447-54, 2008. PMID: 18258410
  • Griscelli Syndrome Type 2: A Rare and Lethal Disorder. Masri A, Bakri FG, Al-Hussaini M, Al-Hadidy A, Hirzallah R, de Saint Basile G, Hamamy H. J Child Neurol. Aug;23(8):964-7, 2008. PMID: 18403584
  • Impact of Telemedicine on Pediatric Neuro-oncology in a Developing Country: The Jordanian-Canadian Experience. Qaddoumi I, Mansour A, Musharbash A, Drake J, Swaidan M, Tihan T, Bouffet E. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Jan;48(1):39-43, 2007. PMID: 17066456
  • Desmoplastic Noninfantile Ganglioglioma: Report of a Case. Qaddoumi I, Ceppa EP, Mansour A, Sughayer MA, Tihan T. Pediatr Dev Pathol. Nov-Dec;9(6):462-7, 2006. PMID:  17163789
  • Pediatric Pain Prevalence and Parents' Attitudes at a Cancer Hospital in Jordan. Forgeron PA, Finley GA, Arnaout M. J Pain Symptom Manage. May;31(5):440-8, 2006. PMID: 16716874