Latest Choriocarcinoma Stories

2011-04-26 14:25:05

A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women. In the comparison trial for treating low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), researchers found that a biweekly dose of dactinomycin had a higher complete response rate than a weekly dose of methotrexate, the more commonly used drug. GTN is a group of rare tumors that involve abnormal growth of cells inside...

2009-10-21 12:20:22

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have used short tandem repeat (STR) genotyping and p57 immunohistochemistry to distinguish hydatidiform moles. The related report by Murphy et al "Molecular Genotyping of Hydatidiform Moles: Analytic Validation of a Multiplex Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Assay," appears in the November 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy in which a fertilized but non-viable egg implants in the...

2008-09-05 03:00:07

By Ferguson, Angela M Ford, Bradley; Gronowski, Ann M To the Editor: Intracranial germ cell tumors account for 0.4%- 3.4% of all brain tumors (1 ). These tumors can be divided into 2 groups, germinomas and nongerminomatous germ cell tumors. Germinomas, which are fairly treatable, arise from primordial germ cells that fail to migrate correctly in embryogenesis. Nongerminomatous germ cell tumors (including choriocarcinomas), which are more refractory to treatment, are differentiated tumors....

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