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Tips for Residents Part 1

Tips for Residents Part 1

The duties of medical students are somewhat limited as the main goal of medical school is to observe and learn as much as possible. Medical students must be “sponges”, but the limitation that they can’t yet organize and fully care for their patients.  The...

Importance of Biopsy and Tissue Analysis in Oncology

Importance of Biopsy and Tissue Analysis in Oncology

Why is tumor tissue so important in the management of cancer patients?  It turns out it goes well beyond establishing a diagnosis.   The purpose of obtaining tissue from a tumor through a biopsy has evolved over the last few years from merely establishing a...

Biomarkers in Nutrition: The Revolution is Here…Finally!

Biomarkers in Nutrition: The Revolution is Here…Finally!

Nutrition research is notoriously difficult to conduct.  Despite many attempts at assessing the impact of nutrition and dieting on health, the field remains plagued by uncertainty, questionable results, ever changing recommendations leaving the readers confused and...

FDA Approves Immunotherapy Combo for Liver Cancer

FDA Approves Immunotherapy Combo for Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer, remains one of the most highly lethal cancers in the world accounting for approximately 600,000 deaths per year making HCC the third leading cause of cancer-related death.  Although there...

Commentary on Role of Imaging  Biomarker in Liver Cancer

Commentary on Role of Imaging Biomarker in Liver Cancer

Commentary on an article published on: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1936523319304346?via%3Dihub Despite recent progress in the management of patients with liver cancer mostly in the form of new immuno-oncology drugs, the prognosis remains poor...

Do Animals Feel Real Emotions?

Do Animals Feel Real Emotions?

Stories about how animal behavior resembles that of humans are being reported almost daily. More than 70 years after Konrad Lorenz, the Austrian zoologist and father of ethology (the study of animal behavior) who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1973, first...