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#RSNA21: Brain Tumour AI Challenge Winners

2021 30 Nov

During RSNA 2021 on 29 November 2021, RSNA recognised the winners of a two-part brain tumour AI challenge at Chicago’s McCormick Place. RSNA partnered with the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions Society (MICCAI) and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) to organise this competition. For the first challenge, researchers... Read more

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MR-Guided Ultrasound Delivers Antibody Therapy to Brain Tumours

2021 25 Oct

Canadian researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, safely delivered trastuzumab antibody therapy to breast cancer brain metastases using magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound. This study provides the first visual confirmation that focused ultrasound can improve the delivery of targeted antibody therapy across the blood-brain barrier... Read more

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‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

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Machine learning detecting early brain tumour presence

2018 25 Jan

M a c hi ne l ea r n i n g a l g o r i t h m s i n br a i n t u mo u r i d e n t i f i c a t i o n.   H o w machine learning is being utilised to cha r ac t erise agg r essive gliomas in a scalabl e analysis... Read more

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Machine learning detecting early brain tumour presence

2017 10 Oct

By tapping the power of supercomputers, combined with machine learning algorithms, a team led by University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a method to automatically identify brain tumours. This novel method, the product of nearly a decade of research, can characterise gliomas, the most common and aggressive type of primary brain tumour.... Read more

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Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

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First Patient in U.S. Gets Gamma Knife Icon Radiosurgery

2016 08 Mar

Swedish Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system was used for the first time in the U.S. on 1 March at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Gamma Knife Center to treat a metastatic brain tumour. The patient, a 52-year-old male from El Dorado Hills, Calif., had previously undergone successful treatment for primary... Read more

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MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' of Brain Tumour

2015 28 May

A novel tiny drug-delivery system — so far tested in mice — can identify cancer cell types in the brain through “virtual biopsies” and then attack the molecular structure of the disease, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai. If results are confirmed in human studies, the system could be used to deliver nanoscale drugs that can distinguish and... Read more

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Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery , recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more