Sentinel Lymph Nodes

Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

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A novel sentinel lymph node (SLN) radiotracer, 99mTC-rituximab, demonstrated nearly 100% detection/success rate in SLN and metastasis in breast cancer.

Nuclear Imaging Offers Noninvasive Assessment of Early Stage Cervical Cancer

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In patients with cervical cancer who do not have enlarged lymph nodes, SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) could assess whether metastases are present.

A Review of Current Standards in the Optimal Management of the Axilla

A Review of Current Standards in the Optimal Management of the Axilla

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The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone for care for axillary management in breast cancer patients with negative nodes is on the increase, according to study data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Most women with early stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

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New research has found that in women with early stage breast cancer, surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes indicates cancer.

Presurgical SPECT/CT shows more cancer than current standard

Presurgical SPECT/CT shows more cancer than current standard

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Startling data from an international multi-center trial provide growing evidence that sentinel node imaging is more effectively accomplished with hybrid functional imaging utilizing SPECT and CT.

Less invasive technique possible for vulvar cancer

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Sentinel lymph node dissection in women with vulvar malignancies allowed gynecologic oncology surgeons to identify and remove just the sentinel nodes and follow the patients for complications and recurrence.

Sentinel-node biopsy succeeds in early detection of melanoma spread

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Research on a technique for detecting the earliest spread of melanoma has confirmed that the procedure significantly prolongs patients' survival rates compared with traditional watch-and-wait techniques.

Limited lymph node removal is effective in most women with early-stage breast cancer

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Women with early-stage breast cancer and one or two positive sentinel lymph nodes who undergo SLND fare just as well as those who have the more aggressive ALND. In addition, women with small tumors could avoid ALND altogether if they elect to undergo breast-conservation therapy rather than mastectomy.

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