Search Tag: cancer diagnosis

IMAGING Management

U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

IT Management

Global initiative positions AI at centre of cancer diagnosis

2018 09 Nov

A new consortium is set to lead the way for artificial intelligence (AI) application in cancer diagnosis research in a globally-leading, multi-million pound venture named the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC).   Led by University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK, the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC),... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiopharmaceutical for Cancer Diagnosis

2017 04 Jun

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk Research Institute of Oncology and the Institute of Biorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a radiopharmaceutical for advanced identification of cancer. Labelled as the technetium-99 isotope, the medication is ready for pre-clinical phase trial. The radiopharmaceutical... Read more

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... 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