Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
ScienceIndex.com is a Sciences Social Network newly featuring the latest Oncology and Pathology Research. The site was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Oncology and Pathology. While the Oncology section covers cancer including development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors, the Pathology section deals with the causes, processes, development, and consequences of diseases.
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ScienceIndex.com's new Oncology Research section covers cancer including development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors. It currently contains 33,800 articles partly derived from 184 scientific Oncology journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Oncology Research RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section demonstrates that the absolute depth of myometrial invasion in endometrial cancer is superior to the currently used cut-off value of 50%. This study compares absolute depth of invasion (DOI), invasion of 50% of the myometrium (50%MI), and the tumor free distance to the serosa (TFD) and evaluates these parameters for their prediction of clinicopathologic characteristics. Results indicate that DOI showes better predictive performance than TFD, and is more strongly correlated with clinicopathologic parameters than TFD and 50%MI. Another study reports about the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Kashmir. Being the most common cancer, CRC is the major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. In Kashmir, CRC has been found to be the third most common gastrointestinal cancer after esophageal and gastric. The author reviews molecular studies on CRC in Kashmir to elucidate the role of tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes in modulating the carcinogenesis.
ScienceIndex.com's new Pathology Research section deals with the causes, processes, development, and consequences of diseases. It currently contains over 8,800 articles partly derived from 62 scientific Pathology journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Pathology Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section presents an IgG4-related disease manifesting as sclerosing orbital inflammation and cutaneous pseudolymphoma with crystal-storing histiocytosis. Sclerosing orbital inflammation and cutaneous pseudolymphoma have been recognized as IgG4-related diseases. Treatment with prednisone and azathioprine resulted in a dramatic reduction in orbital swelling and resolution of the scalp nodules. After eight months, treatment was changed to Tamoxifen with no recurrence of orbital disease but intermittent small scalp lesions. Another study compares computerized image analysis with traditional semiquantitative scoring of Perls' Prussian blue stained hepatic iron deposition. The authors generated an optimized histochemical staining and image analysis protocol to compare the accuracy of semiquantitative scoring with computerized image analysis and demonstrate that despite consistent variations in scoring between two independent pathologists, correlation with image analysis data of 0.91 to 0.95 (Spearman’s Rho test) was achieved indicating that either image analysis or traditional semiquantitative scoring can generate accurate data.
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