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Rhadoid Tumor Predisposition Syndrome: A recently defined genetic syndrome by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Jan 2009 1:19am 1 Comment With all the hullabaloo surrounding the 2007 revision of the World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (4th edition), the fact that the WHO consensus committee also recognized a new genetic syndrome got lost in the mix. Here's the scoop on the new syndrome: Rhabdoid Tumor Predisposition Syndrome (RTPS) is ... Read on »
Brain Tumors in Pets by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 7:00am I am lucky to work in an exceptional veterinary practice called Home to Heaven. I am confident in saying that we provide excellent care to both our patients and clients during especially difficult times. The practice owner, Dr. Kathleen Cooney, is a leader in end-of-life veterinary care, and works hard to spread knowledge about the latest advance ... Read on »
Relatives of people with brain tumors at higher risk for developing the same type of tumor by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 5:07pm A new study by researchers at the University of Utah found that people with a family history of cancerous brain tumors appear to be at higher risk of developing the same kind of tumors compared to people with no such family history. The researchers reviewed the medical records of 1,401 people from Utah with primary brain tumors -- either gliob ... Read on »
MUC-1 Tumor Antigen Agonist Epitopes for Enhancing T-cell Responses to Human Tumors by Posted Mon 26 Mar 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: The MUC-1 tumor associated antigen has been shown to be overexpressed and/or underglycosylated in a wide range of human cancers. The C-terminus region of MUC-1 (MUC-1C) has been shown to be an oncogene and has been associated with a more aggressive phenotype in several different cancers. Scienti ... Read on »
What is the relative prevalence of CNS metastases versus primary tumors?: Simple question, complex answer by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 4:14pm During the pre-exam pathology review session at my medical school, one of the students asked about the relative incidence of metastases to the CNS versus primary CNS neoplasms. I answered that metastases are ten times more common than primary tumors. After the presentation, a colleague in the audience pointed out to me that the current issue of ... Read on »
What's on your tumor biomarker wish list? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Aug 2013 11:06am Photo courtesy of Shellie Sherrod The College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Committee (pictured, minus the illustrious Dr. Aaron Wagner ) poses the following question to the neuropathology community worldwide "If you were constructing a panel of eight biomarkers there were well-established prognostic/predictive markers ... Read on »
Doctors in Germany Remove 62 Pound Tumor From Woman Who Had Been Diagnosed as Obese by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 26 Oct 2012 9:52pm This says a lot for getting a second opinion, but she lost 62 pounds in one swipe.  The woman also lost a few other body parts such as her ovary and uterus as that’s where it was attached.  The article said the tumor filled up a wheelbarrow and she was was very happy to have it gone  It sure is ugly.  BD    AFP - Doctors in Germany said F ... Read on »
Cell Phones Not Linked to Brain Tumors in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 08 Aug 2011 10:50pm From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs News Author: Roxanne Nelson CME Author: Charles P. Vega, MD 07/29/2011; The possibility of a higher risk for brain tumors related to the use of mobile phones is truly frightening, particularly if such a risk applies to children and adolescents as well as to adults. The current study by Röösli and c ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: gastrointestinal stromal tumor by Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:20pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2011 What is gastrointestinal stromal tumor? A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type ... Read on »
Abbott to Offer Automated HE4 Ovarian Cancer Test to Monitor for Tumor Recurrence by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Feb 2010 12:00am I recently raised the issue of how patient symptoms are generally not very helpful in distinguishing  ovarian cancer from other gynecologic non-neoplastic diseases (see: Patient Symptoms Inadequate Way to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer ). This finding emphasizes the need to discover a biomarker with adequate sensitivity and specificity for ... Read on »