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Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but is based on limited evidence. Researchers have assessed the effect of scheduled blood measurement of carcinoembryonic ant ...


Biomarkers for the early diagnosis of patients with pancreatic cancer are needed to improve prognosis. A study has described differences in microRNA expression in whole blood between patients with pan ...


Imaging tests are essential for staging of children with cancer. However, computed tomography ( CT ) and radiotracer-based imaging procedures are associated with substantial exposure to ionising radia ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved a new use for Lymphoseek ( Technetium 99m tilmanocept ) injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent used to help doctors determine the exten ...


Researchers have developed a novel technique for detecting ALK rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancers ( NSCLCs ) that is more sensitive and easier to perform than currently available techniques ...


A research has shown that the addition of confocal laser endomicroscopy to high-definition white-light endoscopy enables improved real-time endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus dysplasia ( neop ...


Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford have developed a way to scan young cancer patients' bodies for tumors without exposing them to ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved a test that identifies the genotypeof hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) that a patient is carrying. The Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II, which can differe ...


Barium enema is widely available for diagnosis of colorectal cancer despite concerns about its accuracy and acceptability. Computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) might be a more sensitive and accep ...


Colonoscopy is the gold-standard test for investigation of symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer; computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) is an alternative, less invasive test. However, additiona ...


The management of metastatic breast cancer requires monitoring of the tumor burden to determine the response to treatment, and improved biomarkers are needed. Biomarkers such as cancer antigen 15-3 ( ...


The aim of study was to determine whether the biopsies of the submandibular gland and minor salivary gland demonstrate Lewy-type alpha-synucleinopathy ( LTS ) in Parkinson's disease ( PD ) patients.Th ...


Amyvid ( Florbetapir F 18 Injection ) has received marketing authorization from the European Commission as a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical indicated for Positron Emission Tomography ( PET ) imaging o ...


There is no difference between proton radiotherapy ( PRT ) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy ( IMRT ) when comparing the toxicity among Medicare beneficiary patients with prostate cancer at 12 mont ...


The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer ( CRC ) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylati ...


According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography ( CT ) scans of the head, abdomen / pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has notified the public and the medical imaging community about the potential for inadvertent, increased radiation exposure in patients who underwent or will b ...


Micro-bubble ultrasound contrast agents are a sterile suspension of Perflutren gas microspheres that are indicated for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms. These products are used to opa ...


One simple blood test could predict relapse or survival for children and young adults with acute leukemias, researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Ca ...


Preliminary research suggests that the expression pattern of microRNA may be useful in differentiating between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer and may be able to distinguish long and short ...



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