Search Tag: metastases

IMAGING Management

Mets Imaging in Early Breast Cancer Common Despite Guidelines

2015 24 Jun

A Canadian study shows that most women with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasised, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing. Advanced imaging — such as computed tomography, MRI and positron emission tomography — is increasingly used to detect possible metastases and now comprises... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET/CT Captures Hidden Source of Neuroendocrine Cancer

2015 11 Jun

Determining the origin of cancer becomes difficult when tumour cells have already spread to other tissues (metastases). An investigational molecular imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) — could be the key to finding the elusive primary tumour, according to a new study presented at the 2015 Annual... Read more

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

New Method Enlarges Tissue Samples, Enabling High-Res Imaging

2015 17 Jan

MIT researchers have developed a new technique that allows biological specimens to be physically magnified and then imaged at high resolution without needing to use very powerful — and often expensive — microscopes. This new method enlarges tissue samples by embedding them in an expandable polymer gel made of polyacrylate. The expansion microscopy process... Read more

Lab Management

Innovative Prognostic Test for E2F4 in Breast Cancer

2015 12 Jan

Researchers at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) have identified a gene signature in E2F4 that is predictive of oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. With the aim to design an accurate and simple genomic test to measure the activity levels of the regulators associated with E2F4, the investigators looked to the aberrant... Read more

IMAGING Management

Assessing Fracture Risk from Bone Radiotherapy

2014 04 Nov

Radiotherapy of the long bones (RTLB) is meant to provide control of symptoms, destroy cancer cells in the treated area and prevent malignant disease-related fractures. Bone radiotherapy is also a useful means of halting tumour proliferation and then triggering osteoblastic activity with osteoproliferation. Bone recalcification after RTLB has been observed... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spread of Cancer Potentially Halted by ‘Sticky Balls’

2014 08 Jan

Early research suggests that cancerous tumour cells can be destroyed with sticky balls which consequently, may prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.Once a tumour begins to spread around other areas of the body, it has reached its most dangerous and deadly stage and now scientists at the US Cornell University have successfully designed... Read more