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2013-11-05 23:34:22

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients who have a second heated chemotherapy treatment after surgery may more than double their odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center have demonstrated a significant survival advantage among mesothelioma patients who undergo a repeat heated chemotherapy treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. The new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology included 29...

2013-11-05 23:31:38

Focus on Research & Education Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 James C. Wittig, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist and Sarcoma Surgeon, has been appointed Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Education & Research at Hackensack University Medical Center and will begin full time in November 2013. Dr. Wittig will also continue to serve as chief of Orthopedic Oncology and director of the Skin and Sarcoma Division at the John Theurer Cancer Center. As a leader in the field of...

2013-11-01 11:27:07

University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast cancer is commonly treated with radiation, the treatment is less used in the male disease. Results are published in this month’s issue...

2013-10-31 11:19:00

Remissions last longer, but survival not affected, except in highest risk patients Performing early stem cell transplants in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma does not improve overall survival in high-risk patients, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. But early transplantation does appear to be beneficial among a small group of patients who are at the very highest risk, the study found. Lead author is Patrick Stiff, MD, director of...

2013-10-30 23:03:33

Mount Sinai is the first only site in Manhattan with a QOPI®-certified practice. New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The American Society of Clinical Oncology has awarded its Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification to gastrointestinal medical oncologists at The Tisch Cancer Center at Mount Sinai. “We are exceedingly proud to have attained QOPI certification,” said Randall F. Holcombe, MD, Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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