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5/22/2015    
 


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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion? Featured Article

When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions. First, you as the the patient may assume that the surgeon who performed the biopsy was also the person who rendered the diagnosis. This misperception may be perpetuated when surgeons do not tell patients that diagnoses are made by someone other than themselves. In fact, when your tissue is biopsied, the samples taken are studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. The pathology report tells your treating doctor the diagnosis in each of the samples to help manage your care.   [more]






 

First cancer-promoting oncogenes discovered in rare brain tumor of children and adults
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital researchers have identified the first genetic alterations responsible for the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma using an approach that could help find   [via St. Jude]

Childhood cancer treatment and age influence obesity risk for childhood cancer survivors
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study finds childhood cancer survivors are 14 percent more likely than peers to be obese; genetics may increase risk of treatment-related obesity for some   [via St. Jude]

Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital scientists developed a new computer tool to find DNA duplications and deletions that play pivotal roles in adult and childhood cancers; the tool is free to   [via St. Jude]

Discovery could help reverse glucocorticoid resistance in some young leukemia patients
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study lays the foundation for more effective treatment of childhood leukemia and a wide range of other disorders using small molecules to reverse glucocorticoid   [via St. Jude]

Worse survival after lung cancer surgery for residents of poor neighborhoods
Residents of low-income neighborhoods with few high school graduates may be more likely to die after lung cancer surgery than more affluent patients, a U.S. study finds.  [via Reuters]




  Breast cancer patients and memory loss: New research reveals early intervention can help
Breast cancer patients can experience problems with memory after chemotherapy treatment. This can be frustrating and lead to increased stress.  [more]

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: New research reveals results of "watchful waiting"
The decision on how to treat prostate cancer is dependent on many factors. Many men choose "watchful waiting" over definitive surgery or radiation therapy.  [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into.  [more]

 


 
 

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