Oncology Imaging

For women with certain breast cancer risk factors, annual mammograms beginning at age 30 may be beneficial, according to a large-scale study presented Wednesday, Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018.

A model based on radiomic features extracted from CT scans can help predict which ground glass nodule (GGN) cases require surgery and may reduce overtreatment, according to researchers at the Affiliated Suzhou Hospital of Nanjing Medical University in Suzhou, China.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released a new report highlighting the current state of cancer screening and put forth specific areas requiring further attention to fully maximize the potential of screening to combat cancer.

A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics will focus on imaging in radiation oncology, with more than 70 studies and essays available for free on the topic from Nov. 26-30.

The device allows healthcare providers to look at an image of the body in different layers (bone versus soft tissue) to get a clearer image of the lungs, the CBC reported Nov. 15.  

NHS England has announced plans to do a major overall of its national cancer screening programs as part of its Long Term Plan, an initiative aimed to improve patient care and outcomes, according to an NHS press release published Nov. 15.

In pediatric patients with chemotherapy-resistant liver cancer, targeted tumor radiation can improve survival or help shrink the tumor to allow for surgery, according to a recent study published in Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative have teamed up to create a new website and online toolkit designed to help healthcare institutions implement and operate lung cancer screening programs.

A new imaging collaboration between researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Center for Dynamic Imaging in Australia has revealed cancer cell findings that may help predict how cells respond to chemotherapy and our overall understanding of the disease, according to a release from the Institute.

"Several studies have shown that the size of different organs is an important factor in cancer development. For example, women with larger breasts have a greater risk of breast cancer. We wanted to check if this was also the case for brain tumors," said lead author of a new study, Even Hovig Fyllingen, in a prepared statement.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is both safe and effective for men with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to research presented Oct. 22 at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

Stereotactic radiation therapy is a safe and effective treatment for cancer patients with only one kidney, according to research presented at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.