Diagnosis & Disease Information

Synchronous metastatic disease is characterized by the presence of metastatic lesions, in addition to the primary tumor, at diagnosis.

Xenotransplantation Reaches a Milestone

After decades of failed attempts at transplanting kidneys from one person to another, Joseph Murray, MD, a surgeonat the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, achieved success in 1954 when he transplanted a kidneybetween identical twin brothers. Reporting on their findings in Surgical Forum in 1955, Dr Murray and his coauthors noted that the…

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