Search Tag: cancer screening

IMAGING Management

Using Sugar To Detect Cancer: A Game Changer For Screening

2016 24 May

Early detection of cancer, usually through advanced medical imaging, is crucial as it increases the chances of survival and the potential for full recovery and the EU-funded GLINT project will develop a ground-breaking new technology which allows for less invasive, more accurate and earlier diagnosis. GlucoCEST Imaging of Neoplastic Tumours (GLINT)... Read more

Health Management

Computed Tomography with Computer-Aided Detection for Lung Cancer Screening

2016 05 Jan

Several medical societies recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for certain individuals at high risk. However, the value of adding computer-aided detection to improve LDCT screening accuracy remains unclear.Executive Summary: ECRI Perspectives In June 2011, the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI + Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening Improves Cancer Detection

2015 25 Mar

Early results from the Göteborg randomised screening trial show that the use of MRI alongside conventional prostate cancer screening may offer improved cancer detection and may help in avoiding unnecessary biopsies. The Göteborg Trial is the Swedish arm of the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer, the largest randomised prostate... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Cancer Centre Takes Care Services to Survivors

2015 21 Feb

The increasing number of cancer survivors poses a challenge for easily accessible follow-up care. Cancer survivors must deal with ongoing issues such as adequate nutrition, pain management, muscle weakness, problems with range of motion, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Beginning in April, a custom-designed Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic will deliver... Read more

IT Management

Smartphone App Screens Breath for Disease Detection

2015 05 Feb

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are working on a project which will enable smartphones to screen exhaled breath for the presence of disease. When linked with a mobile phone, the breathalyser screening technology developed by Professor Hossam Haick and colleagues will provide a non-invasive, inexpensive and rapid method for... 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

Executive Health Management

Oesophageal Cancer Screening: Low Risk of Liability Claims

2014 30 Sep

A study which appears in the October 1 issue of JAMA reports that liability claims against physicians are similarly low for acts of commission and acts of omission in oesophageal cancer screening. Claims alleging complications from screening procedures, as well claims accusing doctors of failure to perform them, were found to be relatively rare. The... Read more

IMAGING Management

Volpara Solutions Wins Technology Innovation Award

2014 19 Sep

Frost & Sullivan have recently recognised Volpara Solutions with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. This award is presented each year to a company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that can have an impact on the functionality and customer value of the new products... Read more

Lab Management

Single-Drop Blood Test For Colorectal Cancers

2014 12 Sep

A single drop of blood may be all that is required to diagnose a majority of colorectal cancers, with the introduction of a new test by Belgian startup company VolitionRX. The test could represent a less dreaded (and less expensive) option for colorectal screening than colonoscopy and faecal tests, unpleasant procedures which contribute to keeping compliance... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET-CT Screening For Metastases Affecting Surgical Success

2014 19 May

Canadian scientists have examined the influence of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the management of colorectal cancer patients with possible metastases previously undetected by computed tomography (CT). All patients involved in the study had surgically removable liver metastases; the aim of the research was to determine whether additional imaging... Read more