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Although technically challenging, robotic abdominoperineal resection (APR) with robotic harvest of the rectus abdominus muscular flap can eliminate the need for a midline laparotomy, reduce wound infection rates and lead to faster recovery.
In this video, two MUSC Hollings Cancer Center neuro-oncologists, Scott M. Lindhorst, M.D., and David M. Cachia, M.D., discuss their experience with TTFields and the clinical trials they are leading in patients who have failed Avastin therapy.
Gerard A. Silvestri, M.D., a lung cancer pulmonologist at MUSC, led a study that shows that a new biomarker is 98 percent effective at distinguishing benign from malignant lung nodules.
Carsten Krieg, Ph.D.,discusses how “Instagrams of the immune system,” captured by a new technology, made it possible to identify biomarkers of response to immunotherapy in patients with melanoma.
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Conventional biopsies are invasive, costly, and sometimes impossible to conduct, but they yield valuable information other methods were unable to provide—until now.
Stem cells are being tested at the Medical University of South Carolina as a possible treatment for heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF.
Genomics screening can improve the odds for some cancer patients, potentially identifying mutations associated with cancer subtypes for which targeted therapies exist or are in development.
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