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 a June 13 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.
Cancer researchers are taking notice of a pair of studies published Monday in Nature Medicine that found editing a cell’s genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 has the potential to seed cancer and may eventually generate the disease, STAT reports.
Intrinsic susceptibility biomarkers were found to successfully provide cross validation of the oxygen-enhanced MRI biomarker perfused Oxy-R when mapping tumor hypoxia in renal carcinoma, according to research published in Radiology.
Though many single-arm studies using "surrogate markers" have predicted CT screening can reduce lung cancer mortality by 80 percent, randomized clinical trials with larger population cohorts have found such screening has reduced mortality by less than 20 percent.
PET imaging may better predict long-term benefits and guide discontinuation of therapy compared to standard contrast CT for patients with metastatic melanoma, according to findings presented Monday, June 4, at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago.
Research presented at ASCO 2018 found that using contrast perfusion-weighted MRI enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) and texture analysis can differentiate between brain tumors according to their mutation status.
Women who underwent initial mammography screening were more likely to seek out additional preventative measures—despite a positive or negative result—such as Pap smear, bone mass measurement or influenza vaccine services.
Health Imaging spoke with Anjali Malik, MD, a breast radiologist from Washington Radiology in the Washington, D.C. metro area about how the ACS's updated colon cancer screening guideline will impact diagnostic imaging and patient care.
A new study has found that a form of liquid biopsy—circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—may be a key technique for creating a staging system to significantly alter the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC).
Routine body imaging with FDG PET/MRI technology provides a wealth of diagnostic information for physicians to better manage oncology patients. A study recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, however, suggests that not additionally scanning the entire head may lead to missing brain abnormalities.
A team of researchers has published a free online tool to help clinicians personalize lung cancer screening decisions for patients. The team hopes to enhance patient understanding and attitudes related to cancer risk, while potentially avoiding unnecessary screenings.
A new study published May 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine found lung cancer mortality rates are much higher for young women than young men in the U.S., with the higher burden confined to whites and Hispanics.