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Characteristics Linked to High-Mitotic-Rate Melanoma Identified
Researchers identified characteristics that may be associated with high-mitotic-rate tumors--being male, elderly, and having a history of solar field damage.
MicroRNA Expression Predictive of Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer
Measuring expression of several microRNAs were significantly predictive of complete pathologic response to treatment in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Patient Presents With a Back Mass
A 45-year-old woman presents with a back mass. What is your diagnosis?
Mass Discovered in Kidney of 58-Year-Old Patient
A 58-year-old man presents with a left kidney mass. What is your diagnosis?
Radiation to Pancreas Ups Diabetes Risk in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma may be at increased risk of diabetes if they were exposed to radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes and spleen during treatment.
CRP Levels Predict Survival in RCC Patients on Dialysis
Preoperative levels of C-reactive protein may be as predictive of outcomes as pathological TNM stage or tumor grade for prognosis in renal cell carcinoma.
Communicating With the Troubled Patient
When communicating with the difficult patient doctors are advised to avoid such approaches as snapping, bristling, or even a subtle curling of the lips.
Lung Mass Found in Patient With Recurrent Pneumonia
A 58-year-old smoker with recurrent pneumonia presents with an ill-defined mass in the right lung. What is your diagnosis?
Kidney Mass Found in 48-Year-Old Patient
A 48-year-old woman presents with a left kidney mass. What is your diagnosis?
Cancer Screening Often Excessive in Older Patients
Patients with limited life expectancies often undergo routine cancer screenings despite evidence that they are unlikely to benefit and may experience harm.
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