Oncology & Cancer

Oral cancer prognostic signature identified

Researchers in Brazil have identified a correlation between oral cancer progression and the abundance of certain proteins present in tumor tissue and saliva. The discovery offers a parameter for predicting progression of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Invasive cells in head and neck tumors predict cancer spread

Head and neck tumors that contain cells undergoing a partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition—which transforms them from neatly organized blocks into irregular structures that extrude into the surrounding environment—are ...

Surgery

Central neck dissection underused in some thyroid CA

(HealthDay)—Only about one-third of patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) undergo initial central neck dissection, which is associated with a reduced rate of reoperation, according to a study published online ...

Oncology & Cancer

Marker IDs more lymph node mets in endometrial cancer

(HealthDay)—In apparent uterine-confined endometrial cancer, the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) and near-infrared imaging to pelvic sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping with isosulfan blue (ISB) improves detection of ...

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