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New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas - Science Daily



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New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas 
Science Daily
A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland). These underlying mechanisms could help to ...

 


Thymomas: A Continuing Challenge - Cancer Network



Thymomas: A Continuing Challenge 
Cancer Network
Thymic epithelial tumors usually are broadly classified into two main categories: thymoma and thymic carcinoma. In adults, thymomas are the most common primary tumor in the anterior mediastinum.[2] A large variety of paraneoplastic or parathymic ...

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Single gene defines difference between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of thymoma - News-Medical.net



Single gene defines difference between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of thymoma 
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For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor that doesn't require extensive therapy. Thymoma is a cancer ...

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Sunitinib Active in Advanced Thymic Carcinoma - Medscape



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Sunitinib Active in Advanced Thymic Carcinoma 
Medscape
Thymic epithelial tumors are separated into thymomas and thymic carcinomas, which are more aggressive than thymomas. Standard treatment consists of surgery, and platinum-based chemotherapy is used palliatively upon recurrence. No standard therapies ...

 


Thymic cyst causes false-positive radioactive iodine scan - Healio



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Thymic cyst causes false-positive radioactive iodine scan 
Healio
The patient was referred because of an abnormal posttherapy scan after radioactive iodine ablation for thyroid cancer. The patient initially presented with a large multinodular goiter. Fine-needle biopsy of a left thyroid nodule was consistent with ...

 


Thymectomy effective in patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis: The MGTX trial - 2 Minute Medicine



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Thymectomy effective in patients with non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis: The MGTX trial 
2 Minute Medicine
Study Rundown: Thymic abnormalities ? hyperplasia or thymomas ? are found in the majority of patients with MG. Given the clear association, thymectomy has been used to treat patients regardless of the type of pathologic change. Yet, no randomized ...
NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis National Institutes of Health (press release)

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Rare Case: Woman Dies After Yellow-Fever Vaccine - Live Science



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Rare Case: Woman Dies After Yellow-Fever Vaccine 
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(About one-third of thymus tumors, or thymomas, are diagnosed in people who do not have symptoms from the tumors.) Still, there is no recommendation to screen for diseases of the thymus before yellow fever vaccination. (Thymomas are also very rare ...
Report: Woman Dies After Receiving Yellow Fever Vaccine CBS Local

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Superintendent steps down to fight cancer - Fort Worth Star Telegram



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Superintendent steps down to fight cancer 
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Thymomas are cancers of the thymus, a small organ under the breastbone that is part of the lymph system, according to the National Cancer Institute. They thymus makes white blood cells, which protect against infection. Vaszauskas has a positive outlook ...

 


Recurrence of thymic tumors caused by heat-shock proteins - Medical Xpress



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Recurrence of thymic tumors caused by heat-shock proteins 
Medical Xpress
Thymic tumors (thymomas and thymic carcinomas) can develop during the course of the degenerative process. Possible causes and risk factors are not yet understood. MedUni Vienna's Department of Thoracic Surgery treats approximately 30 such cases ...

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Synthetic carbohydrates against autoimmune diseases - Medical Xpress



Synthetic carbohydrates against autoimmune diseases 
Medical Xpress
Researchers are developing an innovative approach for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a type of molecular sponge consisting of carbohydrates to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream.

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