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Short, concise 2-page infographic summary sheets on a specific topic in medicine.

Summary Sheet for Patients

KRAS G12C in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

There are three main types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In any of these types, cancer cells can ...

(PDF 7 MB)

When checkpoint inhibitor therapy stops working … what’s next?

This is a type of immunotherapy, using the body’s immune system to fight cancer. It’s sometimes called...

(PDF 5,8 MB)

Biomarkers in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Cancers are named after the type of cell that becomes cancerous. There are many different cell types in the lungs, so...

(PDF 6,6 MB)

What is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Acute myeloid leukemia, also known as AML, is a cancer of myeloid blood stem cells. ‘Myelo’ means bone marrow and ‘acute’ means that...

(PDF 7,5 MB)

What is

Cholangiocarcinoma is a bile duct cancer. It starts in the lining of the ducts inside and leaving the liver. The hepatic ducts...

(PDF 34,6 MB)

What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a rare blood condition. It is most often diagnosed in people over 65 and more often in men than women. There are...

(PDF 6,2 MB)


50% of women go through the menopause transition without consulting a health professional, yet 4 out of 5 women have...

(PDF 3,4 MB)

prostate cancer

Metastatic prostate cancer is advanced disease that has spread beyond the prostate gland. Prostate cancer starts in the...

(PDF 1,7 MB)

Myeloma: cancer of the immune system

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that resides in the...

(PDF 4,8 MB)

Understanding pyruvate kinase deficiency

Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency is a rare genetic disease that affects red blood cells.

(PDF 8 MB)

Staging of
prostate cancer

The prostate gland is below the bladder. It surrounds the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder to...

(PDF 7,3 MB)

Summary Sheet for Healthcare Professionals

Breast Cancer Highlights - 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting

Advances in breast cancer research and therapeutics were the conference topics attracting broadest interest.

(PDF 93 KB)

Echocardiography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Cardiac imaging, most commonly echocardiography, is used to aid the diagnosis of HCM and to monitor patients...

(PDF 5,6 MB)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a myocardial disorder defined by ventricular hypertrophy that cannot be explained by...

(PDF 6,5 MB)

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