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Confocal laser endomicroscopy improved detection of biliary cancer

January 28, 2015

When combined with tissue sampling, using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy during endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography diagnosed cholangiocarcinoma with greater accuracy and sensitivity compared with standard procedures, according to new research data.

Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE; Cellvizio, Mauna Kea Technologies) has recently been cited as a useful diagnostic alternative in American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guidelines on management of biliary neoplasia.

Clinical trial of procedure to relieve spinal cancer pain launched

January 28, 2015
Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States to test a new combination treatment that delivers radiation directly to the…
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PD-L1 expression, CD8+ T-cell counts associated with shorter OS in mRCC

January 28, 2015
Higher levels of PD-L1 expression, as well as PD-L1 expression plus tumor CD8+ T-cell counts, were linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell…
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Lanreotide shows promise in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

January 28, 2015
Lanreotide demonstrated antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, according to a subgroup analysis of the…
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Exam of numerous tissues shows no significant difference in staging thin melanomas

January 27, 2015
The optimal number of sections to assess in staging thin melanomas without ulceration was three, with no significant difference in examining numerous tissue sections…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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Genome editing demonstrated wide application for blood disorders

Genome editing demonstrated wide application for blood disorders

January 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Ralph Green, MD, PhD, FRCPath, medical director of the UC Davis Health System Medical…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

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