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Mass Found in Calf of 27-Year-Old Patient
A 27-year-old man presents with a mass in the right calf. A biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis?
Melanoma Risk Increased in CLL/SLL Patients
Results of a new study have indicated that the risk of developing melanoma may be almost doubled among certain survivors of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma.
Despite Benefits, IP/IV Chemo Combo Underused in Ovarian Cancer
Despite trials showing a benefit when combining IP and IV chemo for ovarian cancer, fewer than 50% of eligible patients are currently receiving this treatment.
Limited Resection Not Equivalent to Lobectomy in Elderly NSCLC Patients
Limited resection is not as effective as lobectomy in older patients with early-stage lung cancer, according to a new study.
Spit-Based Test Could Predict Oral Cancer Recurrence
A new study found that in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer, the detection of HPV16 DNA via an oral rinse could be a sign of poor prognosis.
TKIs Have Kidney Effects in Long-Term CML Treatment
Treatment of CML with various tyrosine kinase inhibitors can induce changes in glomerular filtration rate over time and have other kidney-related effects.
Large Mediastinal Mass Discovered in 44-Year-Old Patient
A 44-year-old woman is found to have a large mass in the anterior mediastinum. What is your diagnosis?
Peritoneal Thickening in 54-Year-Old Patient
A 54-year-old man presents with diffuse peritoneal thickening. What is your diagnosis?
Long-Term Survival Possible With MAPK Inhibition in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma
Results of a study suggest that durable survival is possible in melanoma patients treated with MAPK inhibitors, and is perhaps similar to the survival observed with ipilimumab.
NF1 Mutation Present in Many BRAF, NRAS Wildtype Melanomas
Whole-exome sequencing found that mutations of the NF1 gene are an important driver mutation in melanoma, and the third most frequently mutated gene.
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