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IMAGING Management

Computer Programme Outperforms Physicians at Cancer Diagnoses

2016 20 Sep

We've all seen computer programmes defeat humans in Chess, Jeopardy and other similar games but now a programme has outperformed physicians at brain cancer diagnoses. Developed at Case Western Reserve University, this computer programme turned out to be twice as accurate as two neuroradiologists in determining whether abnormal tissue on MRI were dead... Read more

IMAGING Management

PAMmography Shows Early Promise

2015 14 Jul

Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have developed PAMmograph, a new technique to detect breast cancer. PAMmography is based on the physical principle of photoacoustics and uses short bursts of light that cause ultrasonic waves to be generated in places with high density of blood vessels. Details... Read more

Executive Health Management

Anxious Patients May Prefer To Receive Biopsy Results By Phone

2015 07 Apr

Physicians are taught to deliver the results of patients’ biopsies in person, but a survey of patients at three US melanoma clinics indicates that many patients prefer an expedient phone call to the longer wait associated with a face-to-face follow-up visit. “We thought they would want it to be in person or by email, but it turned out that the phone... Read more

Executive Health Management

Measuring Physician Compassion: Patients Respond to Optimism

2015 26 Feb

Many physicians struggle to deliver bad news to cancer patients. They must balance the need to honestly inform patients about their prognoses while expressing empathy. According to new research, cancer patients who are given an optimistic message from their doctors which includes possible future treatment options are more likely to perceive a higher... Read more

Lab Management

Single Blood Test To Screen For Different Types Of Cancer

2014 05 Nov

More than 800 markers have been identified in the blood of cancer patients that could potentially lead to the development of a single blood test for early detection of many cancer types. In a study conducted by the UK Early Cancer Detection Consortium (ECDC), which was presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Conference in Liverpool, researchers... Read more

IMAGING Management

Nanoparticle May Lead to Earlier Cancer Diagnosis

2014 21 Jul

A new self-assembling nanoparticle has been designed to allow. the ability to diagnose cancer earlier. Developed by a team of researchers at Imperial College London, this new nanoparticle seeks out receptors in cancerous cells, thus boosting the effectiveness of MRI scanning. It is coated with a special protein that detects signals given off by tumours.... Read more

Executive Health Management

VolitionRx and University Hospital Bonn Collaborate on Cancer Diagnostic Test Evaluation

2014 25 Apr

The agreement includes CE Mark performance evaluation and doubles the Hospital’s prospective trial of 20 cancers, adding a range of additional vital background work VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, has announced that VolitionRx has extended its agreement with... Read more

Executive Health Management

Novel Device to Analyse Biopsy, Diagnose Cancer in Minutes

2014 07 Feb

Currently being developed by University of Washington scientists and engineers, a novel, credit-card sized, low cost device could assist pathologists in their analysis of biopsies and the subsequent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in an earlier and faster manner than ever before. The prototype is able to conduct basic steps required for processing a... Read more


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