Prostate-specific molecular imaging at initial biopsy and preoperative planning can accurately determine and delineate the extent of prostate cancer. The imaging technique was a type of PET/CT called 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT.
Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.
The altered metabolism of methionine, tryptophan, kynurenine, and 5-methylthioadenosine can drive the development of glioblastoma. Results also suggest ways to treat the cancer, slow its growth, and precisely elucidate its extent.
Scientists are developing a pill that illuminates only cancerous tumors, improving on current methods that can identify tumors but cannot conclusively determine whether they are cancerous
Similar survival seen for PET-CT-guided surveillance and planned neck dissection, but fewer operations.
A new analysis method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data appears to reliably determine whether patients would need hormonal treatment only or also need chemotherapy.
Reliance on PET to Detect Lung or Esophageal Cancer Recurrence May Lead to Overuse of the Imaging ModalityMarch 09, 2016
In posttreatment follow-up of lung and esophageal cancer, PET scans might be overused to detect cancer recurrence. Furthermore, PET scan use to detect recurrence does not increase survival.
A program in a multifacility health care system is designed to enhance early detection of lung cancer through follow-up of nodules seen on thoracic imaging studies.
A new injectable agent causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially enabling surgeons to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt.
Ultrasound has comparable sensitivity in detecting breast cancer compared with mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease.
Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, and in some cases, may necessitate a change in treatment plan.
A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed.
An FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and MRI identifies tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via nanoparticles.
Women with a certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT scans face a higher risk of lung cancer than men with similar nodules, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.
With some training and selective food reinforcement, pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms showing benign and malignant human breast tissue.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Releases Updated Appropriateness Criteria, Including 3 New CriteriaNovember 13, 2015
American College of Radiology updated its Appropriateness Criteria for 19 topics, including 3 new criteria. These guidelines assist clinicians in the most efficacious use of radiology.
Risks in LDCT Lung Cancer Screenings Need to be Assessed Before Expanding Eligibility to Persons With Lower Smoking HistoriesNovember 09, 2015
The potential risks and harms of LDCT lung cancer screening in current 20- to 29-pack-year smokers needs to be assessed before recommending LDCT for this group.
A new laser-based microscope technology may help surgeons see the difference between tumor tissue and normal brain tissue in real-time.
In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines, a screening mammography once every 2 years was found to be safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast cancer.
Imaging Method Has Potential to Predict Effectiveness of Induction Chemotherapy in Patients With Head and Neck CancerOctober 01, 2015
Researchers identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer will benefit most from chemotherapy.
Low-risk cancers that are asymptomatic and presumably will not cause problems in the future are responsible for the rapid increase in the number of new thyroid cancer diagnoses over the past decade, according to a study.
Researchers have discovered that determining a tumor's medulloblastoma subgroup can be achieved noninvasively, using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).
Researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent with the capability to pinpoint much smaller aggressive breast cancer tumors and micrometastases.
New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that fluorescent imaging of lung cancer during surgery using targeted molecular agents may soon be a reality.
Classification system offers precise determination of effectiveness of surgical resection of gliomasAugust 11, 2015
A new procedure for analyzing radiologic imaging scans increases the chance to accurately predict the course of malignant gliomas.
With the availability of tomosynthesis mammography, should women at high risk for developing breast cancer still undergo annual MRI?
BALTIMORE, MD—For more aggressive cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), posttreatment surveillance with molecular imaging could mean the early start of a new, life-saving treatment. This was presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2015 Annual Meeting.
A new, accurate imaging technique, combining photoacoustics with nanosensors, has been developed for the noninvasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer.
Preoperative navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) analysis of motor areas can improve the prognosis for patients with malignant brain tumors.
PET-CT guided active surveillance for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer is an option over node dissection, per analysis data presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
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- Imaging Technique Is Predictive of Immunotherapy Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning
- Aspirin Use Found to Prevent Cholangiocarcinoma
- Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication
- Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice
- Triple-Drug Therapy Produces Response in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Mouse Study Shows
- Vaccine Enters Phase I Study for Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma
- Study Supports Increased Role for Surgery in Multimodality Therapy for Early Stage SCLC
- PET/CT Hybrid Imaging Technique Provides Accurate Guide for Prostate Cancer Biopsy
- Extent of Resection Influences Length of Progression-Free Survival in Glioblastoma
- Surgery Improves Survival in Metastatic Kidney Cancer, But Is Little Used
- Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Safe as Standard of Care in Patients With HIV-Associated Lymphoma
- Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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