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Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

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JOURNAL UPDATE

Lap, Abdominal Hysterectomy Equal for Early Endometrial CA

7:00 PM EST. Equivalent disease-free survival at 4.5 years for stage I endometrial cancer with TAH, TLH

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

February 2017 Briefing - Hematology & Oncology

March 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Bert Vogelstein MD's avatarBert Vogelstein explains cancer and the unavoidable replicative mutations

Bert Vogelstein MD. Investigators at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used complex mathematical modeling to track mutations driving abnormal cell growth for 32 types of cancer. From their calculations, the researchers believe that the bulk of cancers are caused by random DNA copying errors (replicative mutations).…

Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Dr. A. De la Guerra. 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 for and against this decision.

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarAutomated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented and contributed to each other. It is indeed interesting…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Anal cancer

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Anal cancer is typically a squamous cell carcinoma that arises near the squamocolumnar junction at the anus.

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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