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2010-04-27 09:00:41

Discovery may facilitate development of screening test Ovarian cancer kills nearly 15,000 women in the United States each year, and fewer than half of the women diagnosed with the disease survive five years. A screening test that detects ovarian cancer early, when it is still treatable, would likely reduce the high mortality, yet scientists have not known where the tumors originate or what they look like. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center think they have answered both questions. The...

2009-09-16 09:19:30

The intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) can evolve through all biological stages, from slight dysplasia to carcinoma. As one of the few surgically curable pancreatic tumors, accurate preoperative prediction of malignancy remains one of the major issues in the optimal treatment of IPMNs, and it also influences the outcome of the resection. A clinical research article to be published on August 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses the role of multi-detector row...

2008-03-19 03:00:09

By Adair, Jamie D Harvey, Kyle P; Mahmood, Ali; Caralis, James; Gordon, William; Yanish, Gregory Mucinous carcinoma of the breast, also known as colloid carcinoma, is a less common variant of breast cancer constituting less than five per cent of breast cancers. We report the case of a 42-year-old premenopausal female who presented with a palpable chest wall recurrence 4 years after simple mastectomy, axillary node dissection, and TRAM flap reconstruction for pure mucinous carcinoma. The...

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2008-01-22 10:39:24

A new study has found that cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption do not have an effect on ovarian cancer risk, while caffeine intake may lower the risk, particularly in women not using hormones. The study is published in the March 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.Various studies have assessed the potential link between modifiable factors such as smoking or caffeine and alcohol intake and have generated conflicting results. To help clarify...

2006-12-06 03:00:14

By Esquivel, Jesus; Merriman, Barry; Davis, Sallie; Manning, Darrell; Et al JESUS ESQUIVEL, M.D., F.A.C.S., BARRY MERRIMAN, SALLIE DAVIS, M.D., DARRELL MANNING, M.D. From the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Washington, District of Columbia Peritoneal surface malignancies of appendiceal origin arise from a perforated neoplasm with gradual expansion of the tumor within the abdomen. We report our experience with 29...


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