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Archive for February, 2011

Unmasking the truth

16 Feb, 11 | by Emma

Every case report should put the patient first ( brevity is always appreciated here as well) and also very importantly have a title that attracts the audience without giving away the suspense (in fact the audience is more often attracted by the suspense in the title).

In this case the suspense in the title is overt and the authors unmask their patient very gradually for most audience who enjoy reading case reports and finally spill the beans while discussing the investigations that too discussing the disease in a very subtle manner still not losing focus from the primary problem in their patient.

Rakesh Biswas
Deputy Editor

Unmasking the truth

Spontaneous regression in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

2 Feb, 11 | by Emma

Spontaneous resolution of any malignancy is a cause for documentation and celebration every time it happens particularly for its rarity of occurrence.

Gladwish, Clarke and Bezjak have done it commendably as well as raised the intriguing question as to why this happens ( or doesn’t more often).They have looked at multiple mechanisms that may have led to this possibility ranging from psycho-neuro-immunological to hormonal or herbal but as expected all mechanisms appeared inadequate in describing a miraculous outcome in this 81 year old who continues to do well on follow up.

Rakesh Biswas
Deputy Editor

Spontaneous regression in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

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