Ahmad Samir Alfaar


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Journal articles:

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Reichhart N, Schöberl S, Keckeis S, Alfaar AS, Roubeix C, Cordes M, Crespo-garcia S, et al. 2018. Anoctamin-4 Is a Bona Fide Ca2+-Dependent Non-Selective Cation Channel. Scientific Reports. IF: 4.122, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37287-y

Saad AM, Gad MM, Al-Husseini MJ, AlKhayat MA, Rachid A, Alfaar AS*, Hamoda HM. 2018. Suicidal Death Within a Year of a Cancer Diagnosis: A Population-Based Study. Cancer. IF: 6.537, doi:10.1002/cncr.31876.

Al-Husseini MJ, Saad AM, El-Shewy KM, Nissan NE, Gad MM, Alzuabi MA, Alfaar AS*. 2018. Prior Malignancy Impact on Survival Outcomes of Glioblastoma Multiforme; Population-Based Study. Int. j. neurosci. 0 (0): 1–23. IF: 1.848, doi:10.1080/00207454.2018.1538989.

Rashed WM, Saad A, Al-Husseini M, Galal AM, Ismael AM, Al-Tayep AM, Shafie A El, Ali MA, Alfaar AS*. 2018. Incidence of Adrenal Gland Tumor as a Second Primary Malignancy: SEER-Based Study. Endocr. connect. 7 (10): 1040–48. IF: 3.041, doi:.1530/EC-18-0304.

Adly MH, Sobhy M, Rezk MA, Ishak M, Afifi MA, ElShafie A, .., Alfaar AS*, Rashed W. Risk of second malignancies among survivors of pediatric thyroid cancer. Int J Clin Oncol 2018. IF: 2.610, doi:10.1007/s10147-018-1256-9.

Chamdine O, Elhawary GAS, Alfaar AS*, Qaddoumi I. 2018. The Incidence of Brainstem Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors of Childhood Based on SEER Data. Child’s nerv. syst. 34 (3): 431–39. IF: 1.235, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-017-3687-4.

Alfaar AS, Hassan WM, Bakry MS, Qaddoumi I. 2017. Neonates with Cancer and Causes of Death; Lessons from 615 Cases in the SEER Databases. Cancer med. 6 (7): 1817–26. IF: 3.362 https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1122.

Alfaar AS*, Chantada G, Qaddoumi I. 2018. Survivin Is High in Retinoblastoma, but What Lies Beneath? J. aapos off. publ. am. assoc. pediatr. ophthalmol. strabismus 22 (6): 482. IF: 0.997, doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.02.021.

Rashed WM, Zekri W, Awad M, Taha H, Abdalla B, Alfaar AS*. 2017. Nonfunctioning Adrenocortical Carcinoma in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Case Report of a Rare Multiple Primaries Combination. J. pediatr. hematol. oncol. 39 (2): 150–52. IF: 1.076, https://doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000000699.

Elzomor H, Taha H, Nour R, Aleieldin A, Zaghloul MS, Qaddoumi I, Alfaar AS*. 2017. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving the Care and Outcomes of Patients with Retinoblastoma at a Pediatric Cancer Hospital in Egypt. Ophthalmic genet. 38 (4): 345–51. IF: 1.277, doi: 10.1080/13816810.2016.1227995.

Hassan WM, Bakry MS, Hassan HM, Alfaar AS*. 2016. Incidence of Orbital, Conjunctival and Lacrimal Gland Malignant Tumors in USA from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results, 1973-2009. Int. j. ophthalmol. 9 (12): 1808–13. IF: 1.177, doi:10.18240/ijo.2016.12.18.

Alfaar AS*, Nour R, Bakry MS, Kamal M, Hassanain O, Labib RM, Rashed WM, et al. 2017. A Change Roadmap towards Research Paradigm in Low-Resource Countries: Retinoblastoma Model in Egypt. Int. ophthalmol. 37 (1): 111–18. IF: 1.132, doi:10.1007/s10792-016-0233-4.

Alfaar AS*, Hassan WM, Bakry MS, Ezzat S. 2017. Clinical Research Recession: Training Needs Perception Among Medical Students. J. cancer educ. 32 (4): 728–33. IF: 1.329, doi:10.1007/s13187-016-0995-4.

ElZomor H, Nour, R, Alieldin A, Taha H, Montasr MM, Moussa E, El Nadi E, Ezzat S, Alfaar AS*. (2015). Clinical presentation of intraocular retinoblastoma; 5-year hospital-based registry in Egypt. J Egypt Natl Canc Inst 2015;27:195–203. doi:10.1016/j.jnci.2015.09.002

Labib RM, Mostafa MM, Alfaar AS, Yehia D, Alaa M, Elzayat MG, Adel M, Ezzat S, Abo El-Naga S. 2016. Biorepository for Pediatric Cancer with Minimal Resources: Meeting the Challenges. Biopreserv. biobank. 14 (1): 9–16. IF: 1.698, doi: 10.1089/bio.2015.0004.

ElZomor H, Taha H, Aleieldin A, Nour R, Zaghloul MS, Fawzi M, … Alfaar AS*. (2015). High Risk Retinoblastoma: Prevalence and Success of Treatment in Developing Countries. Ophthalmic Genetics, 36(3), 287–289. IF: 1.277 doi:10.3109/13816810.2015.1016241.

Taha H, Amer HZ, El-Zomor H, Alieldin A, Nour R, Konsowa R, … Alfaar AS*. (2015). Phthisis Bulbi: Clinical and Pathologic Findings in Retinoblastoma. Fetal & Pediatric Pathology, 34(3), 176–184. IF: 1.469

Alfaar AS*, Zamzam M, Abdalla B, Magdi R, & El-Kinaai N. (2015). Childhood Ewing Sarcoma of the Orbit. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 37(6), 433–437. IF: 1.076

Zekri W, Yehia D, Elshafie MM, Zaghloul MS, El-Kinaai N, Taha H, … Alfaar AS.* (2015). Bilateral clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute, 27(2), 97–100.

Hassan WM, Mehanna M, Nour R, Yehia D, Atta N, Alfaar AS. (2015). Association between quality of clinical trials and human development index in heart failure using JADAD scale. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 2(1), 40-46. IF:

El-Nadi E, Elzomor H, Labib RM, Alfaar AS, Zaghloul MS, Taha H, … & Elwakeel M. (2015). Childhood orbital rhabdomyosarcoma: Report from Children’s Cancer Hospital-57357-Egypt. Journal of Solid Tumors, 5(2), 94. IF: –

Hassan WM, Alfaar AS *, Bakry MS, & Ezzat S. (2014). Orbital tumors in USA: Difference in survival patterns. Cancer Epidemiology, 38(5), 515–22. IF: 2.343

Zekri W, Alfaar AS*, Yehia D, Elshafie, MM, Zaghloul MS, El-Kinaai N, & Younes AA. (2014). Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney; Patients’ Characteristics and Improved Outcome in Developing Countries. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 61(12), 2185–2190. IF: 2.513

Alfaar A *, & Nour R. (2014). What a reference manager can add for a physician in web 2.0 era. The Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 8(2), 55.

Amgad M, and Alfaar AS *. 2014. Integrating Web 2.0 in Clinical Research Education in a Developing Country. Journal of Cancer Education, 29(3), 536–540. IF: 1.329

Shohdy KS, & Alfaar AS. (2013). Nanoparticles targeting mechanisms in cancer therapy; great efforts, less implementations. Therapeutic Delivery, 04(09).

AlFaar AS, Kamal S, AbouElNaga S, Greene WL, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC, & Qaddoumi I. (2012). International Telepharmacy Education: Another Venue to Improve Cancer Care in the Developing World. Telemedicine and e-Health. IF: 2.031

Meselhy G, Sallam K, Elshafiey M, Refaat A, Samir A, & Younes A. (2012). Sonographic guidance for tunneled central venous catheters insertion in pediatric oncologic patients: guided punctures and guide wire localization. The Chinese-German Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(11), 484–490.

Book Chapters:

MUHAS (the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania) Textbook of Oncology; Orbital and Adults’ Ocular Tumors. (In editing)

MUHAS Textbook of Oncology; Retinoblastoma. (In editing)

MUHAS Textbook of Oncology; Potential of Information and Communication Technologies in Oncology. (In editing)

Conference Presentations:

Blue: Oral Presentation

Saad, Anas, Alfaar, A.S. death from alzheimer’s in brain and head and Neck cancers; is it influenced by therapy? May 2019. Conference: Brain Tumor 2019, At Berlin, Germany.

Reichhart, N., Cordes, M., Bucichowski, P., Alfaar A.S., Almedawar, S., Strauß, O. Influence of mutant bestrophinß1 on L-type channel traficking and activity in the RPE. Pro-Retina 2019.

Rashed, W.M., Adly, M.H., Sobhy, M., Rezk, M.A., Ishak, M., El Shafie, A., Ali, M., Alfaar, A. The risk of subsequent malignancies among survivors of pediatric thyroid cancer. October 2017. Conference: 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2017), At Washington, DC, USA.

Rashed, W., Saad, A., Al-Husseini, M., Galal, A.M., Al-Tayep, A.M., El Shafie, A., Ali, M.A., Alfaar, A.S. Incidence of Adrenal gland tumor as a second primary malignancy: SEER based database, Sep 2017 European Society of Medical Oncology – ESMO

Alfaar, A. S. Lausser, L., Rodrigeuz-Galindo, C., Kestler, H. (2016) Ordinal Classification of Microarray Data of Pediatric Tumors. European Molecular Biology Organization Meeting, Mannheim, Germany. (Poster and short oral)

Jomaa M., Gado N., Elgazawy H., et al. Assessment of breast cancer screening awareness among relatives of Egyptian breast cancer patients. In: Asia Congress of the European-Society-for-Medical-Oncology (ESMO). Singapore, SINGAPORE: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, GREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND; 2015. p. 26.

El-Nadi, E., Elzomor, H., Labib, R. M., Alfaar, A. S., Zaghloul, M. S., Taha, H., … & Elwakeel, M. (2015). Childhood Orbital Rhabdomyosarcoma. Report from Children’s Cancer Hospital-57357-Egypt. 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress (2015).

Zekri, W., Alfaar, A., Yehia, D., Labib, A., Zaghloul, M.S., Taha, H., … & Younis A. (2015) Treatment and Outcomes of Anaplastic Wilms’ Tumors in Egypt. The 47th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2015), Cape Town, South Africa.

Alfaar, A. S. Ordinal Classification of Retinoblastoma (2014). Egyptian Ophthalmological Society meeting, Alexandria, Egypt

Zekri, W., Hammad, M., ElBoraie, Y., et al. (2014) Adrenocortical Carcinoma In The Pediatric Age Group; Experience at Children Cancer Hospital Of Egypt (CCHE). In American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Alfaar, A. S., Labib, R., Ezzat., S., et al. (2014) Telepathology to Improve Collaboration and Quality of Samples Annotation in Biorepository. In the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Annual Meeting.

Labib, R., Mostafa, M., Ezzat, S., Samir, A., Abouelnaga, S. (2014) Omics-Ready Bio/Data Repository for Childhood Cancers in Egypt. In The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories Annual Meeting.

Ezzat, S., Labib, R., Mostafa, M., Alfaar, A., Sabry, M.S., Shaaban, K., Taha, H., Abou Naga, S. (2014) Building a State of Art Biorepository by Hybridizing Electronic Data Capture Systems in a Limited Resource Country. In “The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories” Annual Meeting.

Alfaar, A.S., Labib, R. (2014) eBanking of what really matters; Children’s Cancer Hospital-Egypt experience in electronic management of BioBanks. In Conference on Cancer Biobanking “Establishing the First Cancer Biobank in Jordan”.

AlFaar, A.S., Bakry, M.S, Ezzat, S. (2014) Childhood Orbital, Ocular and Optic nerve tumors in Egypt. In Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Alfaar, A. S., Zaki, I., Taha, I., et al. (2014) Accelerating innovation in outcomes and quality-of-care research through integrating clinical databases: Pediatric oncology experience in Egypt. In ASCO Conference.

Alei Eldin, A., Haddad, A., Elzomor, H., Medhat, Y., Taha, H., Saad, M., … Mohamed, S. (2013). Evaluation of Retinoblastoma management in the first Multidisciplinary system in the Cancer children hospital in Egypt. In International Society of Ocular Oncology Meeting. Cleveland.

Alfaar, A. S., Nour, R., Kamal, M., Bakry, M. S., & Ezzat, S. (2013). Retinoblastoma Clinical Research in Egypt, 5 years experience. In International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma meeting. Gent, Belgium.

AlFaar, Ahmad S., Nour, R., Kamal, M., Ezzat, S., & Bakry, M. S. (2013). Automating clinical protocol monitoring: a model from developing countries. In European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

ElZomor, H., Nour, R., Alfaar, A. S., Aleieldin, A., Zaghloul, M. S., & Taha, H. (2013). High Risk Histopathologic features of Retinoblastoma in Egypt. In International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma meeting. Gent, Belgium.

Elzomor, H., Nour, R., Alfaar, A. S., Aleieldin, A., Zaghloul, M. S., Taha, H., & Elhaddad, A. (2013). Presentation of Extra-Ocular Retinoblastoma in Egypt. In International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma meeting. (p. 71). Gent, Belgium.

Taha, H., ElZomor, H., Aleieldin, A., Elhaddad, A., Nour, R., Zaghloul, M. S., & Alfaar, A. S. (2013). Pathological findings of Retinoblastoma in Egypt; implementing CAP protocol in developing countries. In International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma meeting. Gent, Belgium.

Zekri, W., Alfaar, A., Yehia, D., Elshafie, M., Saad Zaghlol, M., Taha, H., … Younis, A. (2013). Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney. In European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Hanafy, N., & Samir Al-Faar, A. (2012). Developing A Specialized Central Venous Catheter Nursing Team In Pediatric Oncology Setting. In International Conference on Cancer Nursing. Prague, Czech Republic.

Hassanain, O., Adel, N., Kamal, M., Abouelnaga, S., & Samir AlFaar, A. (2012). Building the First ELearning Paediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Program for Developing Countries. In European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy. Budapest, Hungary: European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy.

Kamal, M., Hassanain, O., AbouElNaga, S., Hosny, H., & Samir, A. (2012). Treatment Protocols’ Monitoring Solution for Real-Time Tracking of Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Research Oriented System. In 21st Pediatric Pharmacy Conference and PPAG Annual Meeting. Houston.

Kamal, M., Hassanain, O., AbouElNaga, S., Hussein, H., Hosny, H., Sabry, M., & Samir Alfaar, A. (2012). Integrating Treatment Protocol Monitoring System with Real-Time Statistics: A Research Oriented In-House developed Solution. In International Society of Pediatric Neuro-oncology. Toronto.

Taha, G., Sallam, K., ElShafie, M., Samir, A., Younes, A., & Refaat, A. (2012). Sonographic guidance for tunneled central venuos catheters insertion in pediatric oncologic patients: guided punctures and guide wire localization. In 5th Scientific Annual Conference of South Egypt Cancer. Assiut, Egypt.

Alfaar, A., AlAsmar, M., AbdelHameed, M., Aamer, I., & Sabry, N. (2012). Integrating Virtual Reality with eLearning in Medical Education: Cost Effective Model in Developing Countries. In Online Educa. Berlin.

Alfaar, A., Kamal, M., Hassanain, O., Sabry, M., Ezzat, S., & Abouelnaga, S. (2012). Advancing Clinical Oncology Practice in Developing Countries: Integrating Research Informatics for Continuous Process Improvement. In European Society of Medical Oncology. Vienna, Austria: Oxford.

Alfaar, A., Kamal, M., & Sabry, M. (2012). Next Generation Cancer Registry; Opportunities of web 3.0 and physician perspective. In European Society of Medical Oncology. Vienna, Austria.

AlFaar, A. S. (2011). Teaching Clinical Research Leadership Skills for Undergraduate Medical Students and Impact on Public Health. In Washington DC: US Department of State Fellows Congress.

Bakry, M. S., Kamal, M., Ezzat, S., & AlFaar, A. S. (2011). Integrating Web-based Real-time Analysis System with Clinical Research Database Facilitates Interim Analysis. In European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (p. p. 2.163). Stockholm: ElSevier.

Samir AlFaar, A., Ezzat, S., & AbouElNaga, S. (2011). “Bringing them together” – An essential role in retinoblastoma team; a disease coordinator. Two years experience in a developing country. In International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma meeting. (p. 62). Bangaluru, India.

Samir, A., & Kamal, S. (2010). Using hybrid solutions for maximizing the return on investment from telemedicine in pharmacy education. In 5th Annual Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium (pp. 846–854). Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.