Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 2, No. 10       December 2004

Congratulations to New BCNPs
Currently there are 463 Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists (BCNP), including the 28 of the 37 candidates that were certified for the first time by passing the examination in October.  To be eligible for board certification, individuals must have an entry-level degree in pharmacy, current active pharmacy license, 4,000 hours of experience/training in nuclear pharmacy, and a passing score on the specialty examination.  We congratulate the following individuals:  Click here
 
Google Scholar
Pharmacists may be interested to know about a new Google site http://scholar.google.com. This search engine searches for peer reviewed journals with a standard word search. Google has licensed several electronic databases to offer this service. You can get direct links to PubMed without the hassle of trying to navigate through the PubMed maze. Many full text articles are available at no fee.  (The Google Desktop search is also a great tool)
 

Happy New Year!

 

Jan. 27-30 SNM Mid-Winter Meeting, Tampa, FL (including a Nuclear Pharmacy Update)
March 2 Deadline for APhA Meeting Early Registration Discount
Mar. 18-19 Clinical Pet/CT and Spect/CT Imaging of Cancer for Radiologists and Nuclear Physicians, Baltimore, MD
April 1-5 APhA 2005 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
April 8-10 Pacific Northwest Chapter PET/CT Symposium
Coeur D'alene, Idaho
April 15-17 35th Annual Spring Meeting Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNM, Ocean City, MD
June 18-22 Society of Nuclear Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 24-28 The 16th International Symposium on
Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
, Iowa City
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Sentinel node imaging has recently become a routine procedure to check for metastatic disease of breast cancer and melanomas.  Sentinel node imaging has actually been around since the early 1950's with Ernest Gould's work with parotid tumors.  However, it is Ramon Cabanas, a South American surgeon, that is generally attributed for his concept of the sentinel node being predictive of the status of the regional lymphatic system, following his pioneering work on the lymphatic drainage in carcinoma of the penis. 

To learn more read History, Present Status and Future of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer.  Acta Oncologica, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 265-268, 2000 (found in Scholar Google)


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