SMJ Article | Original Article

Lung Cancer in Young Adults: A Single-Center Experience

Objective: This single-center retrospective review examines the unique characteristics of young patients (ages 18 to 40 years) who were diagnosed as having non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at Markey Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center in the state of Kentucky. Methods: This retrospective study examines adult patients with...

Posted in: Lung Cancer – Clinical Presentation & Diagnosis1

Abstract | April 6, 2022


Melanoma is a tumor produced by the malignant transformation of melanocytes. Although this usually occurs on the skin, it can arise in other locations where neural crest cells migrate such as the GI tract and brain.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17

Abstract | April 6, 2022

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presenting as an ischemic stroke in a elderly male

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer. The two main forms of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) Marginal zone lymphomas (MZLs) are a group of indolent (slow- growing) B-cell NHLs, which account for approximately eight percent of all NHL cases.

Posted in: Geriatric Syndromes3 Medical Oncology17

Abstract | April 5, 2022

Gynecomastia with Dasatinib Use in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Gynecomastia is defined as enlargement of the glandular tissue in male breasts. Gynecomastia is an uncommon manifestation during treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, such as dasatinib or imatinib, with only a few reports of this occurrence. We describe a case highlighting this event and propose a potential treatment.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17

Abstract | April 4, 2022

HIV Stigma Among Male Homeless Patients in Student-run Clinics

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are major health issues within Louisiana. In 2018, Louisiana ranked 4th in the nation for both HIV and AIDS case rates.

Posted in: Oncologic Complications Of HIV Infection1

Abstract | April 4, 2022

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: 2021 Updated Review of Treatment

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common cutaneous malignancy after basal cell carcinoma and has an increasing prevalence worldwide.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17

Abstract | April 4, 2022

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Seeding Metastatic Aerodigestive Cancer: A Fatal Complication of a Common Procedure

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding is vital to maintain enteral nutrition during the treatment of head and neck cancers. PEG placement is a relatively safe procedure with low risk of complications.

Posted in: Medical Oncology17 Surgery & Surgical Specialties35

SMJ Article | Invited Commentary

Knowing Your Guidelines in 2022

The fast pace of clinical practice guideline publication makes it difficult to keep up with all of the latest advances. Healthcare specialists in the outpatient setting have the unique challenge of rapidly assimilating these guidelines into clinical practice. With the large volume of evidence syntheses coming out, the Southern Medical...

Posted in: Medical Oncology19

SMJ Article | Perspectives

Know Your Guidelines 2022 Series: The ASCO Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Cancer Guideline Review

Dyspnea is a subjective, yet complex experience of breathlessness, even in the absence of overt hypoxia. Although the pathophysiology of dyspnea is not fully understood, abnormalities of sensation in the brainstem, chest wall, and lungs play a role. Because of the limits of objective findings, many clinicians easily overlook this...

Posted in: Medical Oncology19

SMJ Article | Multidisciplinary Clinical Case Study

Fibrin-Associated Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Found on Revision Arthroplasty of the Knee

Fibrin-associated diffuse large B cell lymphoma (FA-DLBCL) is a rare Epstein-Barr viruspositive B cell lymphoma that is nonmass-forming, does not directly produce symptoms, and is incidentally discovered on histological examination of tissues excised for other reasons. Despite overlap in morphologic and immunophenotypic features with aggressive B cell neoplasms, FA-DLBCL shows...

Posted in: Hematology10 Medical Oncology19

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