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Resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma โ€“ some hints and tips

Posted on July 11, 2013 by profstevewigmore
The final part of this blog on cholangiocarcinoma is of course the surgery. I personally find surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma technically challenging. There is no doubt that it is some of the technically most …

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Gene Signature Test Could Result in Change…

Gene signature test could result in change of chemotherapy administration in 30% of breast cancer cases
This study investigated if standard clinicopathological parameters predicted the results of the Mammaprint (MP), and also the concordance between MP and indications for adjuvant chemotherapy …

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Total Tumour Load Using OSNA…

Total tumour load using OSNA may predict for the presence of additional non-SLN metastasis in breast cancer
This study examines if the total tumour load (TTL), as defined by CK19 mRNA copies using OSNA, in positive sentinel node biopsies predicts non-SLN …

ABS Certification in Complex Surg Onc – Update

The American Board of Medical Specialties has approved the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in offering a certificate in complex surgical oncology.
An overview of the certification is available here, at the ABS site.
Following here is the May, 2011, OnSurg blurb …