Marathon Rotary Club

Wednesday, 12:15pm Meeting at the Marathon Yacht Club


Instead of interviews and psychological tests.

Cognitive ability tests are the easiest way for medical schools to choose their entrants Cognitive ability tests are the easiest way for medical schools to select their entrants, instead of interviews and psychological tests, says an editorial in this week’s BMJ. Selecting tomorrow’s doctors can be an issue of enduring interest because it raises queries about predicting the features of a good doctor, write Celia Brown and Richard Lilford from the University of Birmingham.The study includes patients with disease metastatic to the brain as TPI-287, avoids the multidrug resistant efflux pump and has demonstrated in pre-clinical studies its capability to cross the bloodstream human brain barrier. Related StoriesDiscovery may open up new doors to focusing on how melanoma grows and spreadsResearchers determine tumor suppressor genes that get subset of melanomasNew results reveal association between colorectal malignancy and melanoma drug treatmentIn this trial, successive cohorts of three patients per cohort with refractory or recurrent metastatic melanoma are treated with escalating doses of both TPI-287 and Temozolamide . The third cohort is currently receiving TPI-287 at 125mg/m2 and TMZ at 85mg/m2. It really is known that TPI-287 is active in animal types of human melanoma.