New Optical Device to Diagnose Basal Cell Carcinoma
A new optical technology called multiphoton microscopy (MPM) could allow for noninvasive, painless, and rapid diagnosis of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) in the clinic, according to a small pilot study published online April 24 in JAMA Dermatology. The ...
Medscape - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:00

American Thyroid Association (ATA) releases updated treatment guidelines for ...
A task force convened by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) released updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). The current document is the first revision of the original guidelines published in 2009.
Oncology Nurse Advisor - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:07



Infiltrative Basal Carcinoma
A 82 year old female presented with a bleeding ulcerative lesion on her right arm. The patient reported the "bump" growing for about eight months. Due the the size of lesion this patient was scheduled for MOHS. The second photo was a lesion found on a ...
ADVANCE for NPs & PAs (blog) - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07

Greater understanding of resistance mechanisms needed in basal cell carcinoma
NEW YORK — Hedgehog inhibitors have demonstrated high activity and durability in patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, and they also possess a predictable toxicity profile, according to a presenter at the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous ...
Healio - Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:37

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Evaluation of Residual Blood Flow to ...
Objectives—To evaluate the accuracy and change over time of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging for assessing residual blood flow after transarterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma with drug-eluting beads at 2 different follow-up ...
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription) - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:30



What is nasopharyngeal carcinoma?
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of cancer that arises from the back of the nasal cavity, above the back of the throat. This type of cancer is common in southern China (including Hong Kong and Guangdong) and Southeast Asia (including Vietnam).
Sampan - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:11



All about Rita Wilson's breast cancer that led to her double mastectomy
Wilson said she was diagnosed with both LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ) and PLCIS (pleomorphic carcinoma in situ) but initially was told her biopsies showed no invasive cancer. LCIS involves cancer-like cells that grow in the milk-producing glands of ...
New York Daily News - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:33

Rita Wilson has double mastectomy after cancer diagnosis
WTSP 10 News - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:40

Rita Wilson undergoes mastectomy after breast cancer diagnosis
Newsday - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:55

Rita Wilson Opens Up About Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Double Mastectomy
Yahoo Celebrity UK (blog) - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:29

Decode-led Team Detects Basal Cell Carcinoma Susceptibility Sites Using ...
"The Icelandic Cancer Registry has recorded histopathologically confirmed diagnoses of [basal cell carcinoma] since 1981, making studies using population-based case ascertainment possible," senior author Kari Stefansson, Decode's founder and CEO and ...
GenomeWeb - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:26


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