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Bevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra
Submitted: January 19, 2011. Updated: January 26, 2011.
Category: Gynecology | Oncology | Pharmacy | Research | Surgery

The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence… Read more... (Comments: 0)

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New TNM Classification for Lung Cancer. Part II: A review

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra
Submitted: February 07, 2010. Updated: March 01, 2010.
Category: Oncology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

The American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer have redefined the criteria for staging lung cancer based on the proposals made by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, which appeared in the recently… Read more... (Comments: 6)

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New TNM Classification for Lung Cancer - Part I: The changes

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra
Submitted: February 01, 2010. Updated: February 01, 2010.
Category: Oncology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

Appropriate staging of lung cancer is fundamental for determining the best treatment approach and defining prognosis. After ten years of labor the IASLC has modernized the lung cancer TNM staging system. Revisions to the TNM were determined by differences… Read more... (Comments: 0)

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Pregnancy Planning in the Weight Loss Surgery Patient

Author: Debbie Miller, RN
Submitted: November 20, 2007. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Gynecology | Internal Medicine | Nutrition | Nursing | Surgery

It has been documented that obesity in an expectant mother negatively affects her pregnancy. This can begin even before conception since infertility is a frequent problem associated with excess weight. In addition, pregnancy in an obese woman tends to… Read more... (Comments: 0)

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