• Breast Implants and Cancer Screening 

    Family Physicians Inquiries Network (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-12)
    Breast implants are one of the most popular cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures done today. They help women feel attractive and self-confident. However, many women are unaware that having implants may ...
  • A Comparative Study between Antibody and Peptide Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles for In Vivo Targeting of EGFR in Pancreatic Cancer Bearing Mice Models [abstract] 

    Zambre, Ajit; Shukla, Ravi; Chanda, Nripen; Mukharjee, Priyabrata; Mukhopadhyay, Debabrata; Boote, Evan; Kannan, Raghuraman; Katti, Kattesh V. (2010-03)
    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States due to its severe aggressiveness and lethal malignancy. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is over expressed in more than 95% ...
  • Development of Absorption and Fluorescence Probes Based on Mouse Model for Molecular Optical Imaging [abstract] 

    Ma, Lixin; Yu, Ping, Ph. D. (2010-03)
    In this work we summarize our collaborative research on a project to develop absorption and fluorescence targeting probes. Several groups from University of Missouri and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital including ...
  • Diving for PURLs (January 2011) 

    Jones, Kohar; Rowland, Kate; Stulberg, Debra; Sharma, Umang; Egan, Mari E. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-01)
    In the PURLs series, we attempt to select and summarize all new research studies that should change your clinical practice. Diving for PURLs will provide you with a synopsis of important studies that may not meet all of ...
  • Early Breast Cancer Detection Using Fluorescence Mediated Tomographic Imaging [abstract] 

    Yu, Ping, Ph. D.; Ma, Lixin (2010-03)
    Development of reliable technologies for early detection and screening of breast cancer is significant since the overall accuracy of traditional mammography remains low for diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions. In ...
  • eMedRef (February 2011) 

    Allen, Daniel; Haynes, James W. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-02)
    eMedRef is FPIN's electronic Medical Reference, and we are excited to share with you portions of these clinical topic reviews as they are completed or updated each month.
  • Newer evidence supports HPV screening protocols 

    Neher, Jon O. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-08)
    A strong causal relationship exists between persistent human papilloma virus (HPV) infection of the female genital tract and the occurrence of cervical cancer. HPV acquisition rates rise quickly after the onset of sexual ...
  • What is the best way to follow up a patient after an abnormal mammogram? 

    Pineda, Joy; Patel, Deepak (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-02)
    Abnormal mammogram follow up is dependent on the BI-RADS classification which uses a 1-5 scale. Routine mammography is recommended for the lowest scores (1, 2), interval mammography (at 6 months) for an intermediate score ...
  • Who should be routinely screened for testicular cancer? 

    White, Brett; Savard, Elizabeth Koffel; Power, David V. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-10)
    The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for testicular cancer (USPSTF “D” rating), noting there is at least moderate certainty that the service has no net benefit. The American Cancer ...