Search Tag: prostate cancer

IMAGING Management

PAI May Be More Effective For Viewing Prostate Cancer

2016 18 Jul

Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) may be an effective tool for more accurately viewing and monitoring prostate cancer, according to findings by a team of researchers led by scientists from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.   The challenge for clinicians has been to monitor and distinguish early-stage tumors from advanced cases,... Read more

Health Management

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Management

2016 01 Jul

Clinical Trial to Test If MRI Can Replace Current Standard of Care A team of scientists in Canada has secured funding for a ‏three-year Phase III clinical trial focused on improving ‏the way we biopsy for prostate cancer and whether ‏magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can replace the current ‏standard of care to diagnose prostate cancer.   The... Read more

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UAB Researchers To Probe Prostate With 3D US ‘Biobot’

2016 15 Jun

Researchers in the United States are conducting tests using an image-guided biopsy robot (biobot) system to diagnose and support treatment of prostate cancer, just as about a thousand patients in Asia and Europe have already benefited from the tool that offers precise localisation. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of two beta... Read more

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RSI With MRI Distinguishes Prostate Cancer Tumour Grade

2016 02 Jun

Physicians have long used MRI to detect cancer, but results of a study in California describe the potential use of RSI as an imaging biomarker that enhances the ability to differentiate aggressive prostate cancer from low-grade or benign tumours and guide treatment and biopsy. "Noninvasive imaging is used to detect disease, but RSI-MRI takes... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Model for Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Prevents Overtreatment

2016 29 Apr

Urologists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select and follow patients to avoid disease overtreatment. Results of the three-year study are now published... Read more

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Bigger Dose Will Not Improve Prostate Cancer Survival

2016 31 Mar

A bigger radiation dose will not improve the long-term chances of patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer, a new study in the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson University has found. Despite advances in technology that has allowed doctors to administer higher radiation doses to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects, the new study, published... Read more

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Screening in Older People - When Not To

2016 22 Jan

Researchers in the U.S. have found that nearly 16 percent of individuals 65 years or older may have received non-recommended screenings for breast and prostate cancers because they had limited life expectancies of less than 10 years. The finding, reported in JAMA Oncology , could help inform measures to curb unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer... Read more

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Does Cancer Screening Really Save Lives?

2016 11 Jan

Amidst growing appreciation of the harms of cancer screening, advocates still claim that it “saves lives". However, this assertion is based on reductions in disease specific mortality rather than overall mortality, according to a BMJ article published by Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and colleagues.... Read more

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Multimodality Imaging in Cancer Management

2015 17 Dec

Using PET/CT with whole-body MRI (WBMRI) is effective in detecting extraskeletal disease, according to Stanford University researchers who suggest that this technique may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients. The researchers also found that the combined administration of F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) and F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose... Read more