Tanning beds increase risk of skin cancer for teens

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The World Health Organization lists indoor tanning beds and lamps as carcinogens, yet many teenagers continue to believe that indoor tanning helps them look their best. Dennis Hughes, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how tanning beds increase your risk of developing skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most deadly form.

Identification and Management of Women With BRCA Mutations or Hereditary Predisposition for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant in the breast diagnostic clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her December 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article http://tinyurl.com/3x2dr7v on diagnostic and management approaches to patients with BRCA mutations that put them at higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer.

GRIP - Final presentation

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Grid Image Processing for Biomedical Diagnosis: Application ported on the EELA-2 Grid during the second EELA-2 Grid School

Disease Associations With MGUS--Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic hematologist, discusses the first systematic study (published in August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings available at http://tinyurl.com/lr55lc) to determine association of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) with all diseases in 17,398 patients.

Dr. Gordon Dewald Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings Study (September 2009) on FISH to Visualize Genetic Abnormalities in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (available at http://tinyurl.com/mcce2t ), with coauthors listed below plus Anne Wiktor and Gloria Petersen, on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) to visualize genetic abnormalities characteristic of pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: www.mayoclinicproceedings.com