Medical News Today: Potential skin cancer danger for lung transplant recipients with antifungal drug

Researchers suggest that a common drug prescribed to treat fungal infections could put lung transplant recipients at a higher risk of skin cancer.
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Rebecca Lane, now 39, from Sherborne, Dorset, weighed 18st 5lbs (116.5kg) when she was diagnosed in July 2016. She was forced to have her uterus and cervix removed.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Naofumi ShinagawaAbstractBronchoscopy is one of the main techniques used for sampling lung tumor biopsies. In recent years, a large number of tumor specimens have been required to determine the best chemotherapy regimen for each patient; this personalized approach is known as precision medicine. In this review, radial endobronchial ultrasound; bronchoscopic navigation systems, including virtual bronchoscopic navigation and electromagnetic navigation; ultrathin bronchoscope,; and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needl...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionProportion of SITC type 1 (persistent) in breast cancers on pre-treatment MRI as semi-automatically quantified using a CAD system is associated with absence of pathological complete response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy with good specificity.
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This cohort will reveal determinants of cardiometabolic risk factors and cancer risk factors during childhood. PMID: 30344192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) can greatly increase how long oligometastatic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes Study gives all-clear for skin cream during radiation therapy PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy?
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This study shows that some genetic changes linked to cancer are present in surprisingly large numbers of normal cells. We still have a long way to go to fully understand the implications of these new findings, but as cancer researchers, we can't underestimate the importance of studying healthy tissue." Link: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/mutant-cells-colonise-our-tissues-over-our-lifetime
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Do all medical educators start out by publishing advanced research? Or do some try their hand at something else first? We asked the members of the Academic Medicine editorial board about their first publication. This is what they said. M. Brownell Anderson, National Board of Medical Examiners Except for serving as editor of my high school newspaper, my first publication was: Soler NG, Mast TA, Anderson MB, Kienzler L. A logbook system for monitoring student skills and experiences. J Med Educ. 1981;56:775-777. My first publication as first author was: Anderson MB, Mast TA, Soler NG. A required internal medicine precept...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Editorial Board Q & A Featured Academic Medicine Anthony R. Artino Jr Brenessa Lindeman Bridget C. O’Brien Carrie L. Byington Christopher S. Candler Colin P. West Denice Cora-Bramble Grace Huang John P. Sánchez M. Brownell Ander Source Type: blogs
AbstractOrgan transplant recipients (OTRs) are a population at high risk for cutaneous adverse events. Their early recognition and appropriate treatment is an important component of the clinical management of OTRs and should be optimally dealt with by dermatologists working in the context of a transplant dermatology clinic. Skin examination should be a standard procedure before performing organ transplantation to assess conditions which may be difficult to manage after the transplant procedure has been performed or which may represent a contraindication to transplantation, e.g., malignant melanoma. It also offers an opport...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
If you want to know the state of your health, try looking down. “There’s no question it’s extremely important that people pay attention to their feet,” says Terry Philbin, D.O., spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a foot and ankle specialist at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio. The condition of your feet can give you clues to a host of medical issues, such as diabetes, arthritis, and even heart disease. Read on to find out what to look for and what it may mean. 1. Pain “There’s no pain that should be ignored,” says Jane ...
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Abstract: Acral melanoma has been reported to be associated with poorer outcomes than melanoma occurring on other cutaneous sites. It has been suggested that part of this disparity in outcomes may be related to delay in diagnosis. Therefore, we have analyzed the rate of misdiagnoses in patients with melanoma located on the foot and have characterized the influence on the clinical course and survival of the patients. A prospective, computerized melanoma database at the Skin Cancer Center of the University Hospital Essen, Germany was used to identify patients with histologically confirmed melanoma located on the foot between...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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