Search Tag: tumour

Executive Health Management

2017 07 Jun

I was struck by a press announcement of the United States Food and Drug Administration of 23 May 2017: ‘FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumour with a specific genetic feature’   This is good news. Because it means that the knowledge that science has given us many years ago now is accepted by the regulator for the first time. Cancer... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging Technique Could Guide Breast-Conserving Surgery

2017 05 Jun

In a first-in-human study seen as expanding the application of nuclear medicine, British researchers have developed a low-risk technique for intraoperative assessment of tumour margins in breast-conserving surgery. The technique, called Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI), combines optical and molecular imaging for detecting light emitted by the PET... Read more

IMAGING Management

Book Reveals Why ‘Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t’

2016 10 May

A provocative new book by Loyola Medicine radiation oncologist James S. Welsh, MD, “Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t: How Animals Could Hold the Key to Unlocking Cancer Immunity in Humans,” explores how animals can help us understand how the immune system can be used to fight cancer. Dr. Welsh is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology... Read more

IMAGING Management

European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) Annual Meeting 2016-"Knee & Ankle"

2015 30 Dec

The ESSR 2016 meeting will be held from June 9-11 in the city of Zurich/CH.The main topic will be "Knee & Ankle", besides a wide range of more general themes in MSK radiology including tumours, arthritis, trauma, metabolic conditions and sports imaging. Read more

Cardiology Management

Can Cancer Damage the Heart?

2015 06 Dec

New research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 raises the possibility that cancer may damage heart muscle irrespective of exposure to cancer drug therapies. The research from UK's first dedicated cardio-oncology clinic found that both treated and untreated cancer patients had impaired heart function. Dr Rajdeep S. Khattar, last author of the abstract... Read more

IT Management

Flexible Robotic Worm Optimises Surgery

2015 17 Nov

Surgeons may one day be able to remove tumours from within the inner ear in a less invasive fashion — ie, without removing the entire mastoid bone. All they will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The robotic "worm" can adjust its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study: Reduced PET Tracer, More Scans

2015 03 Nov

Latest advances in PET scanning technology make it possible to reduce radiation dose for both patients and medical staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. A recent study by scientists at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester... Read more

IMAGING Management

Oesophageal Cancer: PET Does Not Improve Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly being used to assess the effectiveness of chemo- or radiotherapy in patients with cancer of the oesophagus. Now researchers say that no robust evidence exists to show that PET improves the treatment for these patients. Their finding is reported in the journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.Cancer... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Detects Cancerous Cells

2015 27 Mar

Results of a John Hopkins study suggest MRI could one day make biopsies more effective and even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting tell-tale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications. According to Jeff Bulte, Ph.D., a professor of radiology and radiological... Read more

IMAGING Management

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Avoid Radiotherapy

2015 01 Feb

Based on an international study, some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival. Researchers found that older women with early breast cancer who were given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gained very modest benefit from radiotherapy.These findings suggest that a carefully... Read more