A study has found that new ultrasound guidelines can identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer. Radiologist Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD, and colleagues presented carried out the study.
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Surgery to remove a primary tumor involves a wait. After the tumor and some healthy surrounding tissue are removed, the surgical team pauses while a pathologist checks the tissue margins under a microscope.
In a federally funded, randomized phase III clinical trial performed by the Children's Oncology Group (COG), 90% of children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) or T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL) were alive four years after treatment.
An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical-trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
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