Oncology Imaging

Hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) has become an intriguing treatment option for cancer thanks to its shortened therapy schedule relative to conventional RT. A recently presented analysis has shown it also largely matches up with conventional RT on cure rates and side effects when used for low-risk prostate cancer.

A steroidal pain-management treatment used during radiation therapy for bone metastases has made good on its earlier promise, meaningfully outperforming placebo in a double-blind, randomized phase 3 trial. 

Retroactively implementing ACR’s 2014 LungRADS classification criteria, an academic medical center increased the positive predictive value in a CT lung-screening cohort of more than 1,600 patients by a factor of 2.5—without driving an increase in surgeries following false negatives.

They sparkle on your jewelry, but researchers in Australia are investigating whether they can make diamonds that also light up on MRI in order to help spot cancers.

CMS is proposing not to offer lenience on its reimbursement constraints around a sodium-fluoride PET agent, NaF-18, which is used in finding metastasized cancer cells in bones.

A new MRI technique being studied at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City could cut the time needed to reveal whether a tumor is responding to treatment from a matter of weeks to just a few days.

Cell-based therapies that exploit modified human cells to treat cancer have been a promising area of research, but issues remain. Specifically, the driver-less cells are difficult to target, especially in tissues deep in the body.

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are working on a technique that could diagnose brain tumors and treat the cancer with a combination of an MRI “virtual biopsy” and nano-scale drugs. 

Tumor paint, a substance derived from scorpion venom that can cross the blood-brain barrier, can make brain tumors glow under near-infrared light, making them easier targets for surgeons.

Researchers at Duke University have been testing a new approach to treating brain cancer patients with the help of an unlikely ally: the polio virus.

Cancer is a topic that garners many headlines, but how does the media rate at fostering productive discussion about the disease?

Lung cancer has now surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women.