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The Hatfields, the McCoys, and von Hippel Lindau Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 12:00am I saw a patient in my clinic today with the diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau Disease. She has a Cr in the mid 2's as a result of prior vascular disease as well as being status-post nephrectomy for a renal cell carcinoma discovered several years ago. To review, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare, autosomal dominant genetic condition char ... Read on »
A Mouse Model of von Hippel-Lindau Disease by Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: The current invention embodies a mouse model which has been rendered a conditional homozygous knockout at the murine chromosome 6 VHL locus, homologous to the human VHL locus at chromosome 3p25. Mutations in VHL, a tumor suppressor gene, lead to the clinical manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau disease ... Read on »
Today – Von Hippel-Lindau disease Day by Dr. Ramunas J. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 09 May 2009 10:03pm Today is an international Von Hippel Lindau Disease Day. VHL Alliance is the main source of information about this disease and also very active community. Take a look at VHLA Youtube channel. Von Hippel Lindau is a rare (1:35000) autosomal dominant genetic condition with increased formation of specific vascular tumours (mostly benign) call ... Read on »
Give us the answer to Neurofibromatosis by nilynaiman Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 8:18am Neurofibromatosis 1 week ago Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-transmitted disease in which nerve tissue grows tumors (e.g. neurofibromas) that may be harmless or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues. The disorder affects all neural crest cells (Schwann cells, melanocytes, endoneurial fibroblasts). Cellular eleme ... Read on »
Targeted Therapies May Be Effective Against Rare Pancreatic Cancer by Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 10:23pm Targeted Therapies May Be Effective Against Rare Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (stained red in the histology slide above) are composed of back-to-back cells of uniform size and shape. And, unlike tumors that begin in the cells that line the pancreas (adenocarcinomas), pancreatic neuroendocr ... Read on »
Bilateral Renal Cell Carcinomas by Matt S. Posted Wed 23 Jul 2008 12:00am The case: a 50-ish yo woman, normal baseline renal function, and a history of nephrolithiasis x 2 episodes presented with gross, painless hematuria. She was initially thought to have another stone event, but she had no significant flank pain. Ultimately she underwent CT imaging which revealed bilateral renal masses suspicious for renal cell ca ... Read on »
week 2 by Ditzy Doctor .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:38pm week 2 is down, we've trolled our way through another 3 horrifying papers plus a communications skills OSCE of 10 stations worth. medicine essays were alright for me, but mcqs were again another horror. this time, i fell asleep despite during the paper despite drinking coffee in the middle of it and 3 toilet breaks to wash my face :\ plus i ... Read on »
Health Headlines - April 7 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm High-Deductible Health Plans Increase Women's Costs: Study Because of the kinds of routine medical exams they require, women face much higher costs than men in high-deductible health insurance plans that are increasingly popular with American employers, says a Harvard Medical School study. The researchers noted that women need services su ... Read on »
UOK171, A Spontaneous Clear Cell Type Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC) Human Cell Line Derived from a Surgically Removed Tumor by Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell line designated UOK171 from the resected tumor of a patient diagnosed with stage IV high nuclear grade clear cell type renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The UOK171 cell line was immortalized spontaneousl ... Read on »
Kidney cancer by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Jun 2011 9:05am BBC News Tony Blacker What is kidney cancer? There are several types of kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type in adults, responsible for approximately 80 per cent of cases. Kidney cancer symptoms Many people with kidney cancer have no symptoms at first, especially when the cancer is small. The a ... Read on »