Diagnostic testing before cancer treatment

submitted by: mdanderson

Before starting cancer treatment, breast cancer patient Doris Thomas went through a series of tests at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all in one day. Since MD Anderson is a multidisciplinary hospital, it is typical for tests to be scheduled and completed under one roof in one day. Tests performed include an echocardiogram, lung CT scan, lab work and brain MRI.

Variant Visualizer Tutorial

submitted by: RGD.Videos

The examination of SNPs has undergone a recent change, and in response to this change, RGD has released the new Variant Visualizer tool (VarVis), taking the place of the old SNPlotyper tool. VarVis is a visualization and analysis tool for sequence variation. The data currently contains 22 rat strains sequenced by 4 independent labs.

Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma: (mSMART) Consensus Guidelines 2013

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Joseph Mikhael, a Hematologist from Mayo Clinic in Arizona shares results of a consensus guideline appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides a rational, safe, and effective update to the changing field of multiple myeloma treatment. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/c7s3jbv

Gene Annotator Tutorial

submitted by: RGD.Videos

The Gene Annotator takes a list of gene symbols, RGD IDs, GenBank accession numbers, Ensembl identifiers, and/or a chromosomal region, and retrieves annotation data from RGD. This tool will retrieve annotations from any or all ontologies used at RGD for genes and their orthologs, as well as links to additional information at other databases.

Beating cancer via video game

submitted by: mdanderson
Steven Gonzalez, a patient at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, sees video games as a healing power rather than simply entertainment. When he began leukemia treatment as a young teenager, he felt separated from his peers and the normalcy of life. For Gonzalez, video games provided him a link to the world he knew before. To help other young cancer patients not feel so isolated, he created a cancer-fighting video game. He also joined patient committees at MD Anderson Children's Cancer...

Breast cancer patient shares thoughts on starting treatment

submitted by: mdanderson

Three time cancer survivor (ductal carcinoma, bladder and now invasive lobular carcinoma) discusses how she is feeling now, what she plans to keep doing and what she will change as she goes through her chemotherapy treatment.