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Interim PET for Hodgkin's by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A PET after two cycles of chemotherapy has prognostic significance in Hodgkin's disease. If negative, prognosis is good and if positive, a change in therapy can be cons ... Read on »
Campath for T cell lymphomas by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Athough alemtuzumab is an anti-B antibody, several phase II studies suggest that it is effective for Tcell lymphoma, particularly, CTCL , and Mycosis Fungoides but also ... Read on »
Gleevec for adenoid cystic carcinoma by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   Gleevec is approved for CML and GIST tumors. It is tempting to use it for other c-kit positive tumors and several case reports seemed to promise activity, but a p ... Read on »
Levittra after prostatectomy by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Erectile dysfunction is common after a radical prostatectomy and newer techniques minimize this risk. Experienced surgeons now report  recovery rates of satisfactory in ... Read on »
Severe Congential Neutropenia and stem cell transplantation by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) is a constellation of syndromes consisting of arrested myeloid development resulting in neutropenia. The mainstay of treatment is G- ... Read on »
Mucinous ovarian cancer is different by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Mucinous carcinoma of the ovary (mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer [mEOC]) accounts for 7% to 14% of all primary epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). It has been suggested ... Read on »
Anaplastic thyroid cancer and PET by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer FDG-PET has not been studied for surveillance in patients with ATC. A limited number of reports of FDG-PET studies in patients with ATC are available. Jadvar et al desc ... Read on »
BRCA and screening for pancreatic cancer by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Certain germline mutations are known to give rise to hereditary pancreatic cancer syndromes including BRCA2,  p16,STK11/LKB1,and PRSS1. There are several other conditions ... Read on »
ProstatePx+ by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   Systems pathology, an approach that combines cellular and biologic features to standard clinical parameters such as age, clinical or pathologic stage, grade, ... Read on »
Spiral CT screening for lung cancer. by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Prior to the release of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) results in November 2010 that showed that CT screening of high-risk individuals reduced their risk of l ... Read on »
Celebrex for hemophilia by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Individuals with bleeding disorders may require analgesics like do other patients. This includes individuals with hemophilia and joint pain associated with acute hemorr ... Read on »
PET and other imaging in Langerhans Histiocytosis. by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Histiocytosis is a rare disease that involves histiocytes. The disease can range from limited involvement that spontaneously regresses to progressive multiorgan involve ... Read on »
Lupron to prevent menstrual bleeding or uterine bleeding during cancer therapy by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Patients who are severely thrombocytopenic are at risk of bleeding and when they are female, rendering them amenorrheic is of immediate clinical benefit. Leukemic patie ... Read on »
PET for cholangiocarcinoma by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cholangiocarcinomas are not simple to image because they are in an area with multiple other organs and there is often associated inflmmation and anatomic variation. The ... Read on »
Chemoradiation for urethral cancer by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Urethral cancer is very rare, encompassing less than 1% of all malignancies. There are less than 2000 cases in the literature. Optimal management, at present, is not de ... Read on »
CAMT by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is clinically characterized by thrombocytopenia presenting at birth in a child without congenital or skeletal malform ... Read on »
Velcade for Waldenstrom's by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a CD20 expressing B-cell malignancy represented by the pathological diagnosis of IgM secreting lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. C ... Read on »
Cardiac rehab after aortic dissection by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The scientific literature documents that some of the benefits of participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program include decreased symptoms of angina pectoris, dyspne ... Read on »
Votrient for sarcoma by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Pazopanib, brand name Votrient,  is an oral angiogenesis inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), platelet derived growth factor r ... Read on »
Yervoy or impiimumab fpr melanoma by Mark Levin Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ipilimumab is directed against an antigen on the surface of T cells. The antigen, cytotoxic T lymphocyte–associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), acts as a brake on the T cell d ... Read on »