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“Asymptomatic” Gaucher Homozygotes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A finding of homozygosity for mutations that cause Gaucher disease in patients who report no symptoms of the disorder warrants further followup. Manifestations of the condition are likely to be uncovered in nearly all such cases, a team reports. “All newly diagnosed...

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HER2 Tests for Tratuzumab Response

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – HER2 protein and gene expression predict the response of breast cancer patients to adjuvant trastuzumab therapy, but which test provides the best information? Two articles in the August 9th Journal of Clinical Oncology online aim to address this question. “Order protein...

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Imiquimod for Anal Pre-Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Rates of clearance of high-grade anal canal intraepithelial neoplasia in men with HIV are improved considerably by topical application of imiquimod cream, a UK team reports in an August 19 online issue of AIDS. Dr. Paul A. Fox with the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS...