Category Archives: The Medical Work

 

 

Professional aspects  and details about the everyday practice and procedures, describing bedside manners in a proper way.

NUT Midline Carcinoma (NMC): a new disease

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Chance or a clever clinical observation is at the origin of the discovery of new clinical entities. A cluster of opportunistic pulmonary infections in young people was associated with HIV infection. Diethylstilbestrol taken by women was related to vaginal cancer in their daughters. NUT Midline carcinoma (the name coming from the rearrangements of the gene NUT) has been defined as a new clinical entity after the observation of several cases with undifferentiated carcinoma located in the midline, from the nasopharyngeal area to the mediastinum…

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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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