National Population-Based HIV Surveys--the Method of Choice for Measuring the HIV Epidemic (Samj Forum) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

National Population-Based HIV Surveys–the Method of Choice for Measuring the HIV Epidemic (Samj Forum) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

National population-based surveys that include HIV testing are considered to be the ‘gold standard’ to measure HIV prevalence at a country level, since such surveys include men, non-pregnant women and children, and hence a much wider proportion of the population than do antenatal surveys. (1) Three national HIV household surveys have been conducted in South […]

HER2 Testing in a Population-Based Study of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Treated with Trastuzumab (Report)

HER2 Testing in a Population-Based Study of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Treated with Trastuzumab (Report)

HER2 (HER-2/neu; c-erb-B2) is a 185-kd membrane receptor with tyrosine kinase activity whose gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 17 (q21). (1) Over-expression of HER2 is seen in 15% to 25% of breast cancers and is almost always associated with amplification of the HER2 gene. (2) The main methods for assessing HER2 […]