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Cancer risk in families

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Mar, 2019

Cancer risk in families

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If you have family members with cancer, you may wonder if you are at risk of developing it too (if it “runs in the family”). Sometimes a gene mutation that can cause cancer is passed on to you by…

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Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

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Mar, 2019

About Glioblastoma (GBM)

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Overview Tumour Group: Gliomas WHO Grade: Grade IV Prevalence/Incidence: The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is 2 to 3 per 100,000 people in the United States and Europe. GBM accounts for 12 to 15% of all intracranial tumours and 50 to 60 per cent of astrocytic tumours. GBMs increase in frequency with age, and affect more men than women. Typical Age Range: GBMs may manifest at any age, but mostly…

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Opportunities and challenges for lung cancer screening in China

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Mar, 2019

Opportunities and challenges for lung cancer screening in China

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Chuanli Ren, Chongxu Han Abstract China accounts for nearly half of the incidence and mortality of lung cancer in the world. Furthermore, trends in lung cancer in China are increasing younger in age and the situation is deteriorating. As a whole although screening for early lung cancer may cause a small fraction of overdiagnosis and anxiety of the population, screening for lung cancer can significantly reduce the mortality of the leading malignant disease. Large…

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