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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, according to recent study results.

Researchers in New Zealand conducted a search on the Pathlab database and included 71 cases of cutaneous melanomas 1 mm or less in Breslow thickness that were diagnosed between Jan. 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. The researchers retrospectively retrieved and reviewed slides to compare the identification of the first dermal tumor mitotic figure, if present, at four checkpoints, including the examined first, third, fifth or tenth tissue section.

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Intraosseous lesions may be linked with osteochondromas

January 27, 2015
Recently published data established a tentative link between patients exhibiting multiple osteochondromas and intraosseous chondroid lesions.Investigators…
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Bevacizumab-induced hypertension associated with improved OS, PFS in glioblastoma

January 27, 2015
Patients with recurrent glioblastoma who experienced bevacizumab-induced hypertension demonstrated prolonged OS and PFS, according to study results.The findings suggest…
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Platelet transfusions associated with increased risk for death in HIT, TTP

January 27, 2015
Platelet transfusions are frequently used in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, immune thrombocytopenic purpura and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia…
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CRC incidence increasing in young adults

January 27, 2015
The incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing among the young adult population while decreasing among adults in the screened population, according to new research…
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