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Mutations and B-Raf protein

Cancer and Melanoma

David B. Solit, MD, Elizabeth and Felix Rohatyn Chair for Junior Faculty, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses B-Raf, an intracellular signaling protein.B-Raf is commonly mutated in cancer, and about 8% of all human cancers have B-Raf...

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy reliable for staging melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A negative sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in patients with melanoma is associated with a low likelihood of disease recurrence involving the lymph nodes, according to the results of a new meta-analysis. The finding thus...

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Single dose of fosaprepitant helps prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Combined with ondansetron and dexamethasone, a single intravenous dose of fosaprepitant is as effective as a standard 3-day oral course of aprepitant for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), according...