Silver-coated (Agluna®) tumour prostheses can be a protective factor against infection in high risk failure patients

ConclusionsSilver-coated prostheses in high risk patients show similar infection free survival as non-silver coated prosthesis in standard sites in primary bone tumours of the extremities.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusions: This is the third case of primary ES of the petroclival bone to be reported in the literature. In this patient, management consisted of surgical incisional biopsy followed by adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy. Knowledge and awareness of this type of tumor is important for the skull base surgeon. PMID: 31966925 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
The FDA has approved the first-ever commercial cancer treatment from Cambridge biotech Epizyme Inc. Just a few years ago, Epizyme had given up on its potential cancer treatment and sold it to a Japanese drug company. On Thursday, the FDA approved the drug, Tazverik, to treat metastatic or locally advanced epitheliod sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer. Tazverik is the fi rst drug specifically designed for the cancer, which is diagnosed in 150 to 200 people each year, according…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Abstract A 37-year-old male patient, Fitzpatrick skin phototype IV, a student living in Belem, Amazon region, in 2015 had a confirmed diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but did not initiate antiretroviral treatment at his own option. Three years after the diagnosis, erythematous maculae appeared on the dorsum of the nose with rapid progression to the entire face, with posterior diffuse infiltration and appearance of nodules on the chin and shoulder. In December 2018, the patient presented with exacerbation of the condition with an increase in infiltrated violaceous plaques and disseminat...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
Contributors : E A Mesri ; J Naipauer ; M C AbbaSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusKaposi's sarcoma (KS), is an AIDS-associated neoplasm caused by the KS herpesvirus (KSHV). A mouse model of KSHV-dependent tumorigenicity, allowed us to induce KSHV viral-episome loss following tumor development to test the plausibility of “hit and run” mechanism by KSHV. RNA-seq-transcriptome analysis and CpG-methylation were performed on KSHV positive cells, KSHV positive tumors and tumors that developed following viral-episome loss. During KSHV tumorigenesis, hypo-methylation...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 283: The Association of IL-1 and HRAS Gene Polymorphisms with Breast Cancer Susceptibility in a Jordanian Population of Arab Descent: A Genotype–Phenotype Study Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers12020283 Authors: AL-Eitan Al-Ahmad Almomani Breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis is poorly understood and not yet completely determined. BC susceptibility genes are responsible for 20% to 25% of breast cancer risk. The main objective of this study is to identify the genetic polymorphisms within the Harvey rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (HRAS1) and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL1-Ra) gen...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with a presumed diagnosis of multiple unprovoked pulmonary emboli. Her cardiorespiratory function continued to deteriorate despite optimal medical therapy. At surgical thrombectomy she was identified to have an intimal soft tissue lesion arising from the right pulmonary artery. This lesion was subsequently diagnosed as a pulmonary artery sarcoma, a rare neoplasm that carries a poor prognosis. It typically presents at an advanced stage with pulmonary vascular obstruction. Surgical debulking is the mainstay of therapy to restore ventilation perfusion mismatching and relieve right-si...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractWhile sarcomas account for approximately 1% of malignant tumors of adults, they are particularly more common in children and adolescents affected by cancer. In contrast to malignancies that occur in later stages of life, childhood tumors, including sarcoma, are characterized by a striking paucity of somatic mutations. However, entity-defining fusion oncogenes acting as the main oncogenic driver mutations are frequently found in pediatric bone and soft-tissue sarcomas such as Ewing sarcoma (EWSR1-FLI1), alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (PAX3/7-FOXO1), and synovial sarcoma (SS18-SSX1/2/4). Since strong oncogene-dependency h...
Source: Cancer and Metastasis Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We aim to evaluate the survival outcomes of primary cardiac sarcoma in a US nationwide cancer database.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionMasses of a rapid increase in the maxillofacial region should always raise suspicion of being an MS even in asymptomatic patients. Following a protocol of initial assessment and diagnosis will decrease the period between the initial appearance of the MS and effective treatment aimed to prevent or delay the manifestation of leukemia, improving the prognosis and survival of these patients.
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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