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Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel‐Node Metastasis in Melanoma
BACKGROUND Sentinel‐lymph‐node biopsy is associated with increased melanoma‐specific survival (i.e., survival until death from melanoma) among patients with node‐positive intermediate‐thicknessExpand
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Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Version 1.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) focuses on areas impacted by recently emerging data, including sections describing MCC risk factors, diagnosis, workup,Expand
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Complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in esophageal carcinoma is associated with significantly improved survival.
PURPOSE Attempts to improve survival of patients with esophageal cancer have been made using induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by surgery. A large single-center experience was reviewed toExpand
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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: How Wide Should We Resect?
BackgroundDermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare dermal tumor with local recurrence rates ranging from 0 to 50%. Controversy exists regarding margin width and excision techniques, with someExpand
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Nonneoplastic celiac axis occlusion in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.
BACKGROUND Celiac artery occlusion occurs in a small percentage of the population. Identifying this is critical in planning for pancreaticoduodenectomy. We reviewed 332 patients treated withExpand
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PET/CT Fusion Scan Enhances CT Staging in Patients with Pancreatic Neoplasms
BackgroundThe role of fusion positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans (PET/CT) in staging of patients with pancreatic neoplasms (PN) is poorly defined. PET/CT may serve as an adjunct toExpand
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Case report and literature review: Metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast an unusual presentation.
INTRODUCTION Invasive lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of invasive breast carcinoma (between 5% and 15%). The incidence of invasive lobular carcinoma has been increasing while theExpand
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Expression of the antiapoptotic protein survivin in colon cancer.
BACKGROUND The antiapoptotic protein survivin has been demonstrated to play an important role in colorectal carcinogenesis. However it is unclear whether the upregulation of survivin is maintainedExpand
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Interleukin-1β induced vascular permeability is dependent on induction of endothelial Tissue Factor (TF) activity
IL-1β is a pleotropic cytokine that may mediate increased procoagulant activity and permeability in endothelial tissue during inflammatory conditions. The procoagulant effects of IL-1β are mediatedExpand
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Direct evidence for rapid and selective induction of tumor neovascular permeability by tumor necrosis factor and a novel derivative, colloidal gold bound tumor necrosis factor
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) causes regression of advanced cancers when used in isolation perfusion with melphalan; evidence suggests these effects are mediated via selective yet uncharacterizedExpand
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