Search Tag: Cancer

IMAGING Management

Prostate PET/CT Targets More Cancer, Improves Care

2017 20 Jun

According to new research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), prostate-specific molecular imaging could improve clinical management, especially in patients whose cancer returns. The study includes data from four Australian medical centres and several hundred patients who were examined... Read more

IMAGING Management

Dual-agent PET/MR Detects More Cancer, Reduces Radiation

2017 16 Jun

New research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows that simultaneous injections of flourine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) followed by quantitative scanning significantly improves image quality and detection of bone metastases at a lower dose.Andrei... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Failure More Fatal Than Common Cancers

2017 07 May

Despite advances in healthcare, new research shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types of cancer. As heart failure is a leading cause of death worldwide, the finding will be important in informing strategies to improve the outcomes of heart failure patients. The study led by... Read more

Executive Health Management

ASTRO 2017-59th American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting

2017 03 Apr

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Executive Health Management

World Cancer Day: Highlighting Physical Activity in the Global Fight Against Cancer

2017 04 Feb

Worldwide cases of cancer predicted to reach 21.7 million by 2030   Today, on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly disease. Under the banner ‘We can. I can.’ the day will encourage people to be more active - in every sense - in the fight against a disease that, in less than two decades, will directly... Read more

ICU Management

Critically Ill Cancer Patients: Who to Admit and What Therapy?

2016 22 Nov

Multidisciplinary teamwork is vital when planning for cancer patients in the ICU, according to a narrative review published in ESMO Open. The care of cancer patients requires close collaboration between the intensive care team and cancer specialists, with each specialty needing good awareness of cancer-specific problems and organ dysfunction.Peter Schellongowski,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Gene Therapy via Ultrasound

2016 23 Aug

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) talks about a gene therapy approach called sonoporation which combines ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells. This new tool could help fight against cancer and cardiovascular disease.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC explain that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease: 12 European Countries

2016 16 Aug

Despite cancer accounting for less than half the number of deaths than CVD in Europe as a whole, in nine of the 15 countries which were members of the European Union before 2004 (EU-15) and in another country that was among those that joined the EU afterwards (EU-28), more men now die from cancer than CVD. These countries are: Belgium, Denmark, France,... Read more

IMAGING Management

BIGLITE - A Novel Multifunctional Imaging Platform

2016 10 Aug

A multidisciplinary project led by physicists from the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has been designed to develop a novel multifunctional platform that will integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in a single,... Read more

Executive Health Management

ECCO 2017: European Cancer Congress

2016 27 Jul

ECCO is a not-for-profit federation that exists to uphold the right of all European cancer patients to the best possible treatment and care, promoting interaction between all organisations involved in cancer at European level.It does this by creating awareness of patients’ needs and wishes, encouraging progressive thinking in cancer policy, training... Read more