On subjects, objects and patients
- The Letter to Which I Couldn’t Reply. O’REILLY, SEAMUS // Oncologist;2014, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p576
The author reflects on a letter written by a patient 4 months earlier which arrived simultaneously with a letter from the hospice outlining the sender's death a week before. Topics covered include the patient's letter expressing gratitude for care received and charting a 4-year therapeutic...
- Small molecule antagonist of the bone morphogenetic protein type I receptors suppresses growth and expression of Id1 and Id3 in lung cancer cells expressing Oct4 or nestin. Langenfeld, Elaine; Deen, Malik; Zachariah, Emmanuel; Langenfeld, John // Molecular Cancer;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1
Background Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) are embryonic morphogens that are aberrantly expressed in lung cancer. BMPs mediate cell fate decisions and self-renewal of stem cells, through transcription regulation of inhibitor of differentiation protein/DNA binding proteins (Id1-3). Inhibition...
- Do you know which of your critically ill patients have living wills? // Geriatrics;Sep94, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p58
Reports on a study of San Diego physicians who are unaware of living wills of critically ill cancer patients. Number of patients interviewed who had a prognosis of 50 percent survival at five years; Number of physicians interviewed; Findings; Number of physicians who did not know whether the...
- Cancer patients left in the dark. // British Journal of Nursing;6/12/2003, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p646
Reports on the finding that cancer patients are not being given appropriate information on the subject of cancer according to a survey by Macmillan Cancer Relief. Respondents' opinion on the inaccessibility of general practitioners; Percentage of respondents who did not receive any written...
- Cold comfort. Griffiths, Mark // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/22/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7425, p1225
Presents one physician's recollection of a memorable patient. Memory of a patient whose cancer was inoperable who was admitted to his small district general hospital; Personal pain of aiding her body but not her soul before she died; Need for doctors to give care to patients dying alone.
- Association and Haplotype Analysis of Prostate Stem Cell Antigen with Gastric Cancer in Tibetans. Ou, JianFeng; Li, Kang; Ren, Hui; Bai, Hai; Zeng, Dan; Zhang, ChongJie // DNA & Cell Biology;Jun2010, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p319
Genetic factors are known to be important in the development of gastric cancer (GC). Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) has been shown to be expressed in diffuse-type GC, and PSCA variation is associated with susceptibility to diffuse-type GC in Japanese and Korean populations. The aim of this...
- The Seventh Door. HALMOS, BALAZS // Oncologist;2014, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p574
The author shares his recurrent vision with other oncologists so they can find together the renewed energy to carry on with their chosen mission. Topics discussed include the impossible choices and frightening risks they have to take, the dark and gloomy tale of the opera Duke of Bluebeard by...
- On the power of communication. Davies, Hyman // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);09/18/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7212, p782
Relates a physician's experience in caring for a patient with a malignant breast cancer. Details on their professional relationship.
- `Go to Mexico,' I told my patient. `I'll go with you'. Case, Linda M. // Medical Economics;01/24/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p91
Relates a female doctor's experiences in traveling to Mexico with her pancreatic cancer patient. Novel activities and forms of entertainment in Mexico; Sense of family togetherness brought together by traveling; Humorous incidents during the whole trip.