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Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) elicit high response rates among individuals with kinase-driven malignancies, including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and epidermal growth factor receptor–mutated non–small-cell lung cancer (EGFR NSCLC). However, the extent and duration of these responses are heterogeneous, suggesting the existence of genetic modifiers(More)
The composition and protein quality of the two most important Western Australian export-quality pollens were investigated. Crude pollen protein content was 20.6% and 27.9% for Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Marri (Eucalyptus calophylla), respectively. Lysine was the limiting amino acid relative to the FAO protein scoring pattern (Food and Agriculture(More)
The amount of breast tissue within the inframammary fold (IMF) is controversial. Preservation of the IMF during mastectomy facilitates breast reconstruction and led some surgeons to practice conservation of the IMF, contrary to traditional descriptions of total mastectomy. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical significance of IMF tissue content.(More)
AIMS To test the reproducibility of the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of thymic epithelial tumours and to determine the level of interobserver variation within a group of pathologists, all with experience and expertise in thoracic pathology. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-five thymic tumours were circulated to a group of 17(More)
To cite: Chan H-P, Liew M-F, Seet J-E, et al. Thorax Published Online First: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ thoraxjnl-2016-208994 A 74-year-old man presented with cough of 3 weeks’ duration. Chest X-ray showed a large left-sided pleural effusion (figure 1) that was a lymphocytic exudate with normal adenosine deaminase level, and negative(More)
A young lady presented to the colorectal clinic with fresh per-rectal bleeding for the last few months. Her father was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at aged 60 years old. She was also seeing a gynaecologist for severe dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. She experienced intermittent severe per-rectal bleeding with passage of blood clots with each episode of(More)
A 22-year-old man with primary mediastinal choriocarcinoma and bilateral lung metastases underwent an FDG PET/CT scan after completing chemotherapy. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin had normalized. PET/CT showed increased FDG uptake in the anterior mediastinal and lung lesions, suspicious for residual disease. After resection of the mediastinal and(More)
A male lifelong nonsmoker aged 58 years with no prior asbestos exposure complained of gradual worsening breathlessness over 3 months. This was associated with abdominal and leg swelling and a 2-kg weight loss. He had no fever, night sweats, hemoptysis, joint pain, rash, abdominal pain, chest pain, or orthopnea. The patient had no recent travel or contact(More)
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