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Scottsdale, Ariz., a great conference, vacation destination!
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2013 ASCT Annual Scientific Conference
April 19–21 Hotel Valley Ho

Topics include: Advances in Telepathology, Challenging Cases During Immediate Assessment, Utility of UroVysion FISH Testing, Differential Diagnosis of Respiratory Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Carcinoma, Critical Cytology Personnel Issues, Diagnosing ASC-US and ASC-H, Quality Assurance Planning and Student Presentations.

The ASCT has secured a special hotel base rate of $169 for the nights of April 14–24, giving you a wonderful opportunity to extend your stay. has ranked the Hotel Valley Ho as the No. 5 hotel out of 78 hotels in Scottsdale!


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Cervical cancer risk remains high after CIN treatment
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Women who undergo treatment for screening-detected cervical intraepithelial neoplasia are more than four times more likely to develop cervical cancer than women with normal smear tests, research suggests. Twenty cervical cancers were detected among the 56,956 Dutch women who completed treatment for CIN grade 1 to 3 disease and had three clear follow-up smears compared with 1,613 cervical cancers among 25,020,657 women with healthy cervical cytology, reported Matejka Rebolj (Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and co-authors. More

Less frequent pap tests safe for most women, ob-gyn group says
HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most women need testing for cervical cancer only every three to five years, rather than annually, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For women aged 30 and older, the Pap test, as it is called, should be done along with a test for human papillomavirus every five years, according to new guidelines released by the organization. More

HPV test of cure cheaper, more effective than cytology testing for women following pre-cervical cancer treatment
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Testing women to see if they are cured of HPV following treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix is more effective and cheaper than cytology testing alone, suggests a study published on A second study finds that the risk of cervical cancer after treatment and cytological follow-up for abnormalities remains about four times higher than in women with normal cytology tests, regardless of age and stage of abnormality. More


HIV tests at the dentist could reduce disease spread
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Some dentists not only check your teeth, but also take a swab along your gum line to test for HIV. And a new way of offering the test may boost its acceptance in patient's eyes, dentists say. More

Pediatricians OK embryonic stem cell research
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Citing its potential for use in pediatric diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics has thrown its support behind human embryonic stem cell research. The research has possible implications for certain childhood diseases, including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, bone marrow failure syndromes, leukemia, congenital heart disease, neonatal lung disease and type 1 diabetes, according to members of the academy's committees on pediatric research and bioethics. More

Watching the cogwheels of the biological clock in living cells    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Our master circadian clock resides in a small group of about 10,000 neurons in the brain, called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. However, similar clocks are ticking in nearly all cells of the body, as demonstrated by the group of Ueli Schibler, professor at the Department of Molecular Biology of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. The molecular mechanisms of circadian clocks can thus be studied outside of the animals, in cultured cells. More

Doctors can regrow breast tissue after surgery
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VideoBriefSurgeons in Melbourne, Australia, have partially succeeded in regrowing breast tissue using a patient's own fat cells in 1 of 5 women involved in a pilot trial after cancer surgery. Surgeons implanted each woman with an acrylic breast-shaped chamber, into which they redirected blood vessels attached with the patient's fat cells from under her arm. More

New procedure for bone tissue replacement
Simon Fraser University via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Simon Fraser University technology MBA graduate has developed a new procedure for bone tissue engineering and plans to use his newfound business acumen to take the research to the next level. Andre Wirthmann's research aims to benefit patients with bone defects who would normally require a conventional bone augmentation procedure. The process takes a small sample of the patient's tissue and grows it into a larger piece of bone, which is then implanted back into the patient. More

Transdermal patch continuously monitors blood chemistry — without needles and clinical pathology laboratory testing
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There's a new technology that makes it possible to continuously monitor an individual's blood chemistry and wirelessly transmit the data. This technology uses a transdermal patch and is a different approach to clinical diagnostics with the potential to supplant some traditional medical laboratory testing. More

Hope for cancer patients nearer than ever — at Medical College
of Wisconsin

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Scientists in Southeast Wisconsin's major medical research center are teasing out the fundamental functions of cancer cells and learning how to defeat them. The Medical College of Wisconsin is a Wauwatosa institution that is now among the top 10 in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health. More


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