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Higher Breath Temperature Could Signal Lung Cancer

Exhaled breath temperature higher than 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees F) could serve as a cutoff value to help diagnose lung cancer, according to a new study.

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In this review, we summarize biologic, pathologic, and clinical aspects of gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine tumors, focusing on recent advances in their treatment.

Cancer heterogeneity, long recognized as an important clinical determinant of patient outcomes, was poorly understood at a molecular level. Genomic studies have significantly improved our understanding of heterogeneity, and have pointed to ways in which heterogeneity might be understood and defeated for therapeutic effect.

The rationale for maintenance therapy in indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma was derived from historical data suggesting that despite robust response rates to standard therapy, most patients eventually relapse and disease-free intervals become progressively shorter.

While definitions of follicular lymphoma maintenance therapy in clinical trials and clinical practice have been somewhat variable, ideally maintenance therapy would be limited to patients in complete remission or with minimal residual disease following initial therapy

I was recently consulted concerning a patient in the ICU at my hospital with advanced breast cancer, but I soon realized there were much larger issues at stake. This woman is in her 50s and was diagnosed approximately 1 year ago with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

This slide show includes some of the highlights from the 2014 ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium, including an increase in BRCA testing, the Angelina Jolie effect, how to boost screening rates, a link between BRCA mutations and triple-negative disease, and more.

Through its direct mail pieces, print ads, and commercials, my treatment center positions itself as a Shangri-La where all patients bask in the sensitive and professional care of their multidisciplinary team. How very different this picture is from my regular sojourns to the nuclear medicine department in the bowels of the hospital.

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