Studies highlight potential for genomic testing in pediatric cancers
... 13.4 years; range, 0.8-29.8; 60% male) with high-risk relapsed or refractory tumors. The most common diagnosis in the cohort was nonrhabdomyoscarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma (n = 27). ... The researchers enrolled 150 children (mean age, 7.4 years; boys ...
Healio - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:41

Patient experiences 'flowery' vision, personality changes
She was considered a glaucoma suspect based on previously discovered small areas of thinning on her optic nerve optical coherence tomography in the right eye and slightly larger than average cup-to-disc ratios in both eyes. ... These represent a small ...
Healio - Fri, 15 Jan 2016 23:18

Regenerative medicine in 2015: Generating and regenerating the digestive system
In the liver, several unique cell populations were identified that contribute either to regeneration of damaged tissue or maintenance of normal cell turnover. Moreover, new in vitro ... This wrangle is particularly true for organs with fairly low cell ... - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:22

Undaunted By Cancer, Amanda Garbatini Provides Inspiration, Hope
Part of the tumor was benign. Another part was malignant. Garbatini's recollections of her earliest days with cancer are foggy. She doesn't recall a definitive moment at that time when she was told she actually had cancer. "I can name the names of my ...
Hartford Courant - Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:30

How to light up a tumour
Fluorescence imaging could allow surgeons to identify tissue that needs to be cut out, such as tumours, and tissue that needs to be avoided, such as blood vessels and nerves. The visual aid can also help determine whether a tumour can be operated on ...
The Guardian - Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:59

15 thyroid cancer facts everyone should know
"It is not that thyroid cancer is 'plaguing' younger people, but cancers that are common in older people, like prostate and lung, don't occur in younger people," said Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, endocrine surgeon and director of the Endocrine Tumor Program ...
Fox News - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00

NCI Funds Eight SPORE Grants
The University of Iowa SPORE in neuroendocrine tumors includes four major projects and four cores that will explore the genetics of the tumors, their molecular makeup, and new approaches to diagnosis and treatment. .... Metformin as a Metabolic ...
The Cancer Letter Publications - Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:15

Gliomatosis peritonei: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 21 ...
Immunohistochemistry results demonstrated that SOX2 was expressed in all cases of gliomatosis peritonei and glioma with tissue available (nine of nine cases), whereas OCT4 and NANOG were negative in all cases with available tissue (eight of eight cases ... - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 04:41

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