Category Archives: Theory and Practice of Medicine

Molecular Oncology: a step further in diagnosis linked to treatment

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Trogir, Croatia

Diagnosis in Medical Oncology is facing a revolution. Morphology and a limited set of cellular markers are the keystone of the diagnosis and at the end, we will classify a lung cancer in two categories, non-small cell lung cancer or small cell cancer, a colorectal cancer in just a category, breast cancer could be divided based on morphology in ductal or lobular and we can continue with the rest of the tumors. But the landscape is evolving…

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Bone findings in cancer patients mimicking metastases (2)

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Pastelaria, Portugal

Bone lesions in cancer patients must be identified as malignant or benign due to the important prognostic and therapeutic implications.  Benign bone fi ndings detected during the staging period and follow-up are common in cancer patients.  The knowledge of these entities in this context could help to reduce the possibility of a cognitive bias.

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