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Annabelle L Fonseca, Charles H Cha
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, with a rising incidence in the United States. The increase in medical and locally ablative therapies have improved prognosis, however surgery, either liver resection or transplantation, remains the mainstay of therapy. An increased understanding of liver anatomy, improved imaging modalities and refinements of surgical technique have all led to improved outcomes after surgery. Both resection and transplantation may be used in a complementary manner...
November 2014: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kenrick Berend, Aiko P J de Vries, Rijk O B Gans
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 371, Issue 15, Page 1434-1445, October 2014.
October 9, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
David P Ryan, Theodore S Hong, Nabeel Bardeesy
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 371, Issue 11, Page 1039-1049, September 2014.
September 11, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Christopher L Wolfgang, Joseph M Herman, Daniel A Laheru, Alison P Klein, Michael A Erdek, Elliot K Fishman, Ralph H Hruban
Pancreatic cancer is currently one of the deadliest of the solid malignancies. However, surgery to resect neoplasms of the pancreas is safer and less invasive than ever, novel drug combinations have been shown to improve survival, advances in radiation therapy have resulted in less toxicity, and enormous strides have been made in the understanding of the fundamental genetics of pancreatic cancer. These advances provide hope but they also increase the complexity of caring for patients. It is clear that multidisciplinary care that provides comprehensive and coordinated evaluation and treatment is the most effective way to manage patients with pancreatic cancer...
September 2013: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Arden M Morris, Scott E Regenbogen, Karin M Hardiman, Samantha Hendren
IMPORTANCE: Diverticulitis is a common disease. Recent changes in understanding its natural history have substantially modified treatment paradigms. OBJECTIVE: To review the etiology and natural history of diverticulitis and recent changes in treatment guidelines. EVIDENCE REVIEW: We searched the MEDLINE and Cochrane databases for English-language articles pertaining to diagnosis and management of diverticulitis published between January 1, 2000, and March 31, 2013...
January 15, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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