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Guided bronchoscopy improves diagnosis of pulmonary nodules

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The diagnostic yield of transbronchial biopsy of pulmonary nodules is improved when bronchoscopy is guided by various techniques, and the risk of pneumothorax is less than with transthoracic needle aspiration (TTNA) biopsy. Those findings come from a meta-analysis of 39...

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Anti-p155 autoantibody signals cancer in adults with dermatomyositis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Testing for autoantibody against the 155-kDa protein is a “highly accurate” tool for diagnosing cancer-associated myositis in adults with dermatomyositis, according to a meta-analytic review of relevant research by researchers from Spain. “Anti-p155 antibody will help...

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High false-negative rate seen with RT-PCR assay for HER2 status

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Oncotype DX test, based on reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), for HER2 gene amplification in breast cancers has an “unacceptable” false-negative rate, according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology online October 11. That conclusion...