THE STEM CELL IS SET TO DOMINATE POPULAR AWARENESS OF SCIENCE LIKE THE ATOM BOMB DID A GENERATION AGO. No area of science holds such immediate promise for treating disease and improving human lives as stem cell research. But no area of science also causes such fundamental ethical concern and such ferocious political conflict.
I. INTRODUCTION Human embryonic stem cell research has been heralded as a miraculous discovery that will one day help cure some of humanity’s most devastating illnesses, such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. (1) Though still in its early stages, (2) stem cell research holds the potential to help scientists understand the mechanisms of cell […]
Patterns of Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is a unique continuing medical education activity that presents findings from a national survey of 101 general oncologists and the video recorded perspectives of clinical investigators Drs Suresh S Ramalingam and Heather Wakelee on their approaches to key management challenges in metastatic lung cancer.
A doctor’s life gets turned upside by a dangerous new technology in this thought-provoking medical thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook. George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors […]
Spindle cell lipomas (SCLs) are benign lesions that characteristically occur in the upper back or posterior neck area. Interestingly, more than 90% of SCLs occur in males, a clear male predominance. Ordinary lipomas, which have a female predominance, have an identified putative molecular mechanism for development–a point mutation in a mitochondrial gene. (1) During the […]
The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]
Although mixed endometrial carcinomas with a neuroendocrine component are rare, (1,2) combined neuroendocrine carcinoma and papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium is even more unusual. (3) We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a mixed large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium, which had pagetoid spread of the neuroendocrine […]