Multiparametric MRI can be a valuable tool for visualizing prostate changes and monitoring patients after MRI-guided focal laser ablation (FLA), according to a July 10 American Journal of Roentgenology study.
Delaware's cancer mortality rate decreased 12 percent from 2010 to 2014 due to state-wide screening efforts and early detection, according to a new Division of Public Health (DPH) report. The state's rate still remains below the 14 percent national average.
A recent Chicago Tribune article, citing a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, found segregation increased black women's rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and doubled odds of death.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are partnering to extend veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release.
Heat-sensitive lipid capsules packed with chemotherapy, which can be remotely popped using ultrasound, increased the amount of chemotherapy delivered directly to liver tumors, according to a 10-person study published in The Lancet Oncology.
IBM Watson Health and medical imaging contrast agent company Guerbet have entered a strategic partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) software to support liver cancer diagnostics and care by utilizing CT and MRI technology.
A deep learning algorithm deployed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston successfully automated and standardized clinical target volumes (CTVs) for radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients.
University of Kansas (KU) Cancer Center researchers have launched a clinical trial eliminating radiation therapy from treatment for the invasive type of breast cancer that affects nearly a fifth of all breast cancer patients, according to a KU news release.
A large study utilizing automated mammography revealed a higher cancer rate in women with dense breast tissue compared to those with less-dense breasts, according to recent research published in Radiology
Studies examining breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes are not adequately incorporating race and socioeconomic factors such as education level and economic status, according to a Johns Hopkins release.
A study of more than 15,000 childhood cancer survivors found a “surprisingly” high number lacked concern for their well-being in adulthood—despite the group’s increased health risks. Some 40 percent were unconcerned about developing new cancers.
Valerie Powell, a program coordinator with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s department of radiation oncology struggled for eight years trying to figure out why a lump had formed under her jawline, with little help from CT and MRI.
A new molecular imaging system developed by researchers from the University of Illinois can show living tissue in great detail and may allow researchers to monitor cancerous cells as they progress inside the body.
“This study provides strong support that vitamin D plays an important role in breast cancer prevention,” said co-author of the study Joan M. Lappe, PhD, in a statement. “It also demonstrates that blood levels of vitamin D for breast cancer prevention need to be higher than currently recommended levels for bone health.”
"Our findings show that people have a strong desire to do something to address the threat of cancer and that they would prefer to receive a screening test that does not save lives rather than not be screened at all," said lead author Laura Scherer, PhD.
Several aspects of cancer-related cognitive impairment are currently unknown, including why it occurs, how long it lasts and what other health problems it causes. But the real mystery lies in the wide-ranging estimates of how many cancer patients “chemobrain” actually impacts, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
A multicenter clinical trial underway at UT Southwestern in Dallas is testing a new technique that would avoid nerve bundles and arteries commonly affected during prostate cancer radiation therapy in hopes of preserving patients’ sexual function.