ONCOLOGY

Hodgkin Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas

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Hodgkin Disease About 7400 new cases of Hodgkin disease are diagnosed in the United States each year, with a slightly higher incidence in men. A bimodal age distribution is observed…

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Skin Cancer

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Cancer of the skin is the most common human malignancy, and its incidence is rising worldwide. There are approximately 900,000 to 1,200,000 new cases of skin cancer annually in the…

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Acute and Chronic Leukemias

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Acute Leukemias Acute leukemias are neoplastic disorders marked by uncontrolled proliferation of hematopoietic cells, with a predominance of immature lymphoid or myeloid cells, in the bone marrow and peripheral blood….

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Neoplasms of the Central Nervous System

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The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) estimated 51,410 new cases of malignant and nonmalignant brain tumors in 2007. Among children the incidence is 4.5 cases per…

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Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Dyscrasias

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Multiple myeloma and related disorders compose a spectrum of diseases that are characterized by the autonomous proliferation of differentiated lymphoid cells and plasma cells whose physiologic function is to secrete…

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Solid Tumors in Childhood

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The incidence of cancer in childhood is quite rare compared with the incidence in adults; approximately 6500 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Nevertheless, cancer remains…

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AIDS-Associated Malignancies

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The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic is in its third decade, and the number of people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) in the United States is approaching 1…

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Cancer of the Genitourinary Tract

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Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed noncutaneous malignancy in men in the United States. In 2007, over 218,000 cases will be diagnosed and over 27,000 men will…

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