WellCare president in Kentucky after cancer: 'It's real hard to depress me'

A chest muscle injury was what originally sent Bill Jones to his doctor's office. What the doctor found in what was supposed to be a routine CT scan would alter the path of his career. "They said it was a stage-one tumor … and that I was the luckiest man in the man in the world," Jones said. Doctors removed a roughly 1-inch cancerous tumor from his kidney. Jones said he was lucky because the doctors had found the cancer early. In August, he will celebrate 10 years of being can cer-free. Now, Jones…
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Conclusion: Serum concentration and alleleic conformation of SFTPD has a significantly high predictive value for COPD and AECOPD. Thus, these can be tested further and could be applied as a predictive or prognostic marker. Introduction Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects lungs and exhibits irreversible airflow conditions that leads to improper respiratory function (Carolan et al., 2014). COPD is a global disease burden which accounts for ~3 million deaths annually (Zemans et al., 2017) and is responsible for the increase in worldwide mortality and morbidity (Dickens et al., 2011). Chronic Obstructi...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusion: This prospective multicenter study provides information on the current incidence and outcome of IFD in the real life setting. Practice variation between the centers may help to ultimately improve antifungal management in children at highest risk for IFDs. Introduction Available data on the incidence and outcome of invasive fungal diseases (IFD) in children treated for a hematological malignancy or undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are mostly based on single site, retrospective studies or on studies performed prior to the availability of newer compounds such as broad-sp...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractRectal adenocarcinoma with mucinous components is an uncommon type of rectal cancer with two distinct histologic subtypes: mucinous adenocarcinoma and signet-ring cell carcinoma. Mucin can also be identified as pattern of response after neoadjuvant treatment. On imaging modalities, mucin typically demonstrates high signal intensity on T2-weighted images, low attenuation on computed tomography, and may be negative on 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. After neoadjuvant CRT, cellular and acellular mucin share similar imaging features, and differentiating them is currently the main challenge faced by ...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis quantitative WS-TLG method appears to be a good biomarker to evaluate skeletal metastasis in breast cancer patients, especially lytic or mixed types. Further clinical studies are warranted to assess the clinical values of this new WS-TLG method.
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion 90Y therapy response can be evaluated by both RECIST and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer criteria. However, RECIST and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer incompatibility can be seen. The anatomic methods for evaluating HCC response is relatively more accurate, whereas the metabolic parameters guided by PET/CT scan showed greater importance in response to evaluation of liver mCRC.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Aim The aim of this study was to analyze the economic efficiency of second-line diagnostic investigations in patients with undetermined lung nodules. Participants and methods A retrospective review of all surgical cases included in the DANTE trial from 2001 to 2006 for lung cancer screening was performed. Overall, 217 patients and 261 lung nodules were analyzed. The cohort was divided into patients investigated with PET and/or computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy (PET-CTB protocol; N=100), compared with those assessed with serial low-dose CT scans (standard protocol; N=161). Outpatient’s and inpatient’s ...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Authors: Mokoala K, Lawal IO, Lengana T, Vorster M, Sathekge MM PMID: 30968861 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Repeat “next day” clinical examinations and increased involvement of the Spine Service decreased radiation exposure without compromising the diagnosis of cervical spine injury or increasing the length of stay at a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center in this pilot study. Level of Evidence: Level 4—case series.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cervical Spine Source Type: research
Vit Weinberger1, Marketa Bednarikova2, Jitka Hausnerova3, Petra Ovesna4, Petra Vinklerova1, Lubos Minar1, Michal Felsinger1, Eva Jandakova3, Marta Cihalova3 and Michal Zikan5* 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia2Department of Internal Medicine – Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia3Department of Pathology, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia4Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia5Institute of Biostati...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The efficacy of brainstem gliomas—treated with CyberKnife is efficacious with mild toxicity. Introduction Brainstem gliomas (BSGs) account for 5–15% of brain tumors and more likely happen in children (1). BSGs constitute at least 20% of childhood brain neoplasms (2), and the peak age is 7–9 years. In contrast, BSGs is rare in the adult population and account for only 1.5–2.5% of brain glioma, with a peak age of 40–70 years (1). Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma(DIPG) was the most common type of BSG is that could invade the whole brainstem including midbrain, pons as well as me...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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