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BRAF mutation linked to recurrence in differentiated thyroid cancer

October 31, 2014

CORONADO, Calif. — The incidence of the BRAF V600E mutation, in the absence of other somatic mutations, was significantly associated with locoregional recurrence among patients with differentiated thyroid cancers, according to study results presented at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting.

In addition, telomerase reverse-transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations were frequently detected in advanced differentiated thyroid cancers, especially in disease associated with distant metastasis.

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Differentiated thyroid carcinoma benefitted from total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by RAI

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — A survival benefit was found among patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent total/near-total thyroidectomy followed by…
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Treatment, biliary drainage improved survival in HCC, obstructive jaundice

October 31, 2014
Chemotherapy, transarterial chemoembolization and successful biliary drainage were effective in improving overall survival among patients with unresectable…
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Increased imaging improved early detection in well-differentiated thyroid cancer

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — Patients diagnosed with well-differentiated thyroid cancer after 2000 were more likely to exhibit lower risk disease, according to study results…
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Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update
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The Sunshine Act and CME-related payments

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
Abraham Gitterman; Marilyn May, JD
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and…
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CTL019 therapy induced sustained remission in relapsed, refractory ALL

October 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — David L. Porter, MD, director of blood and marrow transplantation at Abramson Cancer Center at…
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