Search Tag: BRCA1

IMAGING Management

Pancreatic Cancer: MRI Protocol for High-Risk Patients

2015 09 Apr

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening programme for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer detected pancreatic lesions in 16 of 40 (40 percent) of patients, of whom five underwent surgery, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery . “An MRI-based protocol for the surveillance of individuals at risk for developing pancreatic... Read more

IMAGING Management

MR Spectroscopy for BRCA Gene

2015 03 Mar

According to researchers, a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer. Their study published in the journal Radiology aimed to assess 2-D localised correlated spectroscopy (L-COSY) as a noninvasive means to identify biochemical changes... Read more

Lab Management

New Pathway Can Stall BRCA Tumour Growth

2015 03 Feb

According to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, inhibiting the action of a particular enzyme can dramatically slow the growth of tumour cells tied to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations which are tied to breast and ovarian cancers. The findings have been described in the journal Nature . If these experiments prove successful, there is... Read more