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  • Research Explores Link Between Thrombocytosis and Cancer: High platelet counts can be an early indicator of cancer, In fact, about one-third of women with ovarian cancer have an abnormally high platelet count at the time of diagnosis. This paraneoplastic thrombocytosis is also seen in patients with cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, lung or breast
  • Wide Range of Cancer Treatments May Produce Ocular Complications: Although most ocular side effects of cancer treatment may be transient and reversible, regular ophthalmic examinations and effective doctor-patient communication can help cancer patients avoid permanent damage
  • New Software May Provide a Standardized Reporting System for Diagnostic Radiologists: Radiologists today still report the results of patient imaging examinations in a manner similar to that which has been used for more than 100 years-by providing narrative descriptions that vary in content and clarity
  • HOUSE CALL: Smoking-Related Cancers-Cancer risks from tobacco are not limited to the lungs-Most people are aware that smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, but fewer may know that smoking causes many other types of cancer as well
  • INBRIEF: Biological Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Houston, Texas


Sood, Anil, M.D.; Afshar-Kharghan, Vahid; Kim, Stella; Vining, David J.; Suarez-Almazor, Maria E.; Thrombocytosis; Neoplasms; Paraneoplastic Syndromes; Antineoplastic Agents -- adverse effects; Eye Manifestations; Software Design; Clinical Trials as Topic; Tobacco Use; Biological Therapy; Arthritis, Rheumatoid -- therapy; Radiography.


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OncoLog, Volume 57, Number 11-12, November - December 2012