Current Status of Endomyocardial Biopsy.

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Dr. Charanjit (Chet) Rihal, Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the state of the art technique and outcomes with the use of endomyocardial biopsy, a technique widely used for surveillance of cardiac transplant rejection or diagnosing other unexplained ventricular dysfunction. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/11/1095.abstract

Proton Therapy Treatment for Brain Tumors

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Download podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/what-brain-tumors-are-best/id4318482... ... Proton therapy treatment for brain tumors is the best option for certain cases of brain tumors. Proton therapy causes fewer side effects than traditional radiation and major long term complications are avoided. Radiation is delivered as a proton beam directly to the brain tumor site, sparing healthy tissue. Proton therapy treatment should especially be considered if the affected area includes...

Body Image Issues for Cancer Patients

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/body-image-issues-for-cancer/id43184... Michelle C. Fingeret, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science with joint appointments in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses her innovative line of research.

Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Young Patient

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/bone-cancer-surgery-options/id431848... Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are the most common bone tumors found in children. In the past, amputation was the preferred method for removing tumors, but now there are less invasive bone cancer surgery options available. Valerae Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, discusses limb salvage surgery using an...

Bladder Cancer -- Not as Rare as You Think

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Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and eighth most common in women in the United States. As with many cancers, the biggest risk factor is smoking. Colin Dinney, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses other risks, symptoms, treatment (including BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin), and current research for bladder cancer.

Patients' Perpsective on Full Disclosure Regarding Postoperative Vission Loss

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Dr. Jeffrey Pasternak, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Chair of the Neuroanesthesia Division at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on informed consent and postopertive vision loss associated with spinal surgery. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3u7bhql