Latest thymoma Stories

2014-06-30 14:44:43

Georgetown University Medical Center For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor that doesn't require extensive therapy. Thymoma is a cancer derived from the epithelial cells of the thymus, an organ critical to the lymphatic system where T-cells, or so-called "killer cells," mature. Very little is known about the role of the gene mutation...

2008-07-16 03:00:00

By Guinee, Donald G Allen, Timothy Craig * Context.-Overwhelmingly, the most common neoplasm involving the pleura is metastatic carcinoma. In contrast, diffuse malignant mesothelioma occurs relatively rarely; however, it is nonetheless the most common neoplasm primary to the pleura. Metastatic carcinoma and diffuse malignant mesothelioma each have their own prognostic and therapeutic characteristics. Other primary pleural neoplasms occur uncommonly or rarely, with their own prognostic and...

2008-06-26 00:02:44

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, for the first time ever, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed robotic thoracoscopic thymectomy on patients with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disorder. AIIMS has been performing video assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) thymectomy, or removal of thymus gland, for the past eight years involving more than 200 cases so far. But this is the first time that doctors used a robot for the purpose, making the procedure more precise. "Robotic surgery...

2006-02-27 18:15:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox said in an interview on Monday he is feeling better after major surgery to remove a tumor from his thymus. "I do feel better," said the 53-year-old former congressman from Orange County in southern California. He was chosen last June by President George W. Bush and sworn in as chairman of the investor protection agency in August after confirmation by the Senate, replacing William Donaldson. Cox...

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