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Researchers have identified a set of biomarkers that could help clinicians identify a group of hematologic malignancies known as myelodysplastic syndromes ( MDS ), which affect approximately 300,000 i ...


A blood test for patients with coronary heart disease could help predict their risk for subsequent cardiovascular events or death. Risk stratification for cardiovascular events among the general po ...


A new strategy could replace conventional smear tests as the initial screening test for cervical cancer in young women. The New Technologies for Cervical Cancer group did a randomised controlled ...


Johns Hopkins researchers found that a protein found only in cerebrospinal fluid ( CSF ) that they say might be useful in identifying a subgroup of patients with multiple sclerosis or identifying thos ...


A multicenter study has found that adding Gemcitabine to standard therapy after surgery significantly improves survival for patients with the most common form of pancreatic cancer. More than 500 ...


In a study of a new drug for liver cancer, researchers found that the development of a skin rash correlated directly with the patient's response to treatment. Patients who developed a rash lived twi ...


Studies suggest that testing blood for prostate specific antigen ( PSA ) alone does not produce an ideal predictor of prostate cancer, and emerging data suggest this is especially true for obese men. ...


A study found that human papillomavirus ( HPV ) testing is more sensitive than traditional Pap smears at detecting precancerous lesions of the cervix. A new, liquid-based form of the Pap test margina ...


Researchers of Johns Hopkins developed a new radiotracer to visualize and quantify the brain's cannabinoid receptors by positron emission tomography ( PET ), opening a door to the development of new m ...


A simple urine test that can be interpreted in a doctor's office can help detect nearly all recurrences of bladder cancers with a higher accuracy rate than conventional laboratory analysis of urine te ...


Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital ( MGH ) have shown that a blood test previously found useful for diagnosing heart failure and determining prognosis in several cardiovascular conditions ...


Expanding the use of positron emission tomography ( PET ) technology can provide early and accurate assessment of a tumor's response to a particular therapy allowing physicians to better tailor a pati ...


A study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has found that brain scans may detect neurological changes in people who exhibit no outward signs of cognitive decline but who late ...


Screening men for prostate cancer may not reduce their risk for dying. More men will have been diagnosed with prostate cancer than any other cancer in 2005 and more than 30,000 men will have died f ...


Use of a simple test, in addition to traditional screening tests, identifies more accurately individuals who might have colorectal cancer. This test, known as an immunochemical faecal occult blood ...