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31 May 2019
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors: treatments and research
Because of the low index of metastasis in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs), surgery is normally the preferred and best option. The surgical resection of the tumour can be definite and
29 May 2019
What are inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors?
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors are more commonly referred to as IMTs . Their name comes after two different types of cells: “Myo” comes from the greek term “ Myos ”, which means muscle, and
23 May 2019
Can children get melanoma?
Skin melanoma in children is very rare: out of 1.1 million children under the age of 4, less than 1 will be diagnosed with melanoma. For children under the age of 10, the number of melanoma cases has
20 May 2019
What is infantile myofibromatosis?
Infantile myofibromatosis (IM) is a rare benign soft tissue tumor, meaning it can grow wherever there is soft tissue – this includes many tissues in our body, the most prevalent areas are the skin and
10 May 2019
What are the causes of neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors (pNETs)?
Genetic origin of pNETs As it seems, there are several risk factors that may make a child or adolescent more likely to develop a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor or pNET . These risk factors are
03 May 2019
Diagnosing and treating gliomatosis cerebri
What is a biopsy? A biopsy is an extraction of little samples of tissue that are to be checked under the microscope by pathologists . Tumors are biopsied in their origin, to assure that tumor cells
25 March 2019
CPMS Platform for European Reference Networks (ERNs)
European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe who aim to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions. There are 24 ERNs involving 25 European
22 March 2019
Giant congenital melanocytic nevus - Causes and Consequences
Lucas was born with some birthmarks on his skin. These giant marks appear due to a defect in the melanocytes during the embryonic development. These cells are responsible for producing melanin , the
06 March 2019
Melanoma - back at the Edge
MPNE, the Melanoma Patient Network Europe , is a network of melanoma patients and carers that connects people across language barriers in Europe to make sure correct information and support reaches
15 October 2018
Cancer therapies assessment indicators need to be reviewed according to a novel study
A recent publication on JAMA Internal Medicine refutes any association between progression-free survival (PFS) and health-related quality of life ( HRQoL) in cancer patients. In other words, delaying
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