Search Tag: Tumours

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Spectral CT Transforms Shades of Grey

2015 27 Dec

Radiographic images, such as x-rays, mammograms and computed tomography (CT), help detect diseases like cancer in its early stages when treatment can be most effective. As these images are in black and white, detecting the difference between healthy tissue and abnormalities can be difficult.  Now, a new technology called spectral (colour) computed tomography... Read more

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Study: Screening Mammography Intervals, Tumour Characteristics

2015 20 Oct

A new study in JAMA Oncology shows that premenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer after a biennial screening mammogram were more likely to have bigger more advanced tumours than women screened annually. Also, researchers found a similar proportion of tumours with less favourable prognostic characteristics in postmenopausal women not using hormone... Read more

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Higher Volume Mammography Centres Better for Screening

2015 19 Oct

New research suggests that women are more likely to benefit from mammography screening if this is done at facilities with higher total interpretive volumes. Researchers point out that these higher volume facilities are significantly more likely to diagnose invasive tumours with good prognoses. Their findings are published in the Journal of Medical Screening.... Read more

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MRI Technique Detects Early Breast Cancer

2015 15 Aug

New research from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) shows that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumours. The new MRI technique detects micrometastases, breakaway tumour cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumours elsewhere... Read more

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Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

2015 11 Jul

Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme has come under closer scrutiny following new research showing that the screening results in overdiagnosis — for every life saved by the screening programme, five women are overdiagnosed and treated unnecessarily. The findings are based on a study conducted by the Research Council of Norway — upon request by... Read more

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Hybrid Camera to Improve Tumour Diagnosis

2015 02 Jun

A 'hybrid technology' mini camera that combines optical and gamma imaging to improve diagnosis and lymph and tumour removal efficiency, is being developed by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham.  The new mobile camera will advance nuclear imaging by allowing imaging procedures at a patient’s bedside, in operating theatres and... Read more

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MRI Screening for Prostate Cancer?

2015 17 May

Researchers at University of Gothenburg (Sweden) say a new method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI can detect a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improve diagnostic accuracy. They conducted the study as part of the largest international research project on prostate cancer.Based on 384 Swedish subjects, the study... Read more

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Noninvasive Imaging of Immune System Detects Tumours

2015 22 Apr

A new technique that allows real-time, noninvasive imaging of the immune system’s response to the presence of tumours offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in monitoring efficacy of cancer therapies. Developed in the lab of Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh, the method utilises the imaging power of positron emission tomography... Read more

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microRNAs May Limit Cancer Spread

2015 08 Feb

In the recent issue of the journal Oncotarget, Ralph Weichselbaum, chairman of radiation oncology and co-director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at the University of Chicago, and his colleges present a glimpse of oligometastasis.   Oligometastasis refers to a stage of cancer in which a primary tumour has spawned only a few localised secondary... Read more

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HIFU: Focused Ultrasound for Cancer Pain

2015 07 Feb

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether ultrasound therapy can relieve pain in patients whose cancers have spread to the bone. The first five patients have already been treated in the trial, with encouraging reductions in the pain they were experiencing from bone tumours, according to researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and... Read more


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