HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Novel imaging technique shows lymph nodes, metastases in breast cancer without surgery

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23 Breast cancer tends to progress to nearby lymph nodes, but surgeons can find it difficult to determine what tissue to remove with the breast tumor and what to leave intact. National Cancer Institute researchers hope to change that.

Our advance is that we have a non-invasive method that may minimize surgical trauma, says the teams leader, Martin Brechbiel, Ph.D. At the least, surgeons can acquire a set of images and have a feel, a road map if you will, for what they need to do before the [surgical] procedure begins. Ultimately the technology could have the potential to replace surgery, though thats not proven yet.

Brechbiel reported the technique, which uses magnetic resonance imaging and a novel MRI agent, for the first time at the 228th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society. The pharmaceutical chemist is looking to step up from mouse studies to Phase I clinical trials.

One in seven women will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Societys 2004 report of cancer statistics. Closely tied to deciding the best approach for the tumors removal a lumpectomy is now the most common is determining whether and how much of neighboring tissue may also contain cancer cells.

Thats a question surgeons can now rarely answer until the patient is on the operating table and they can probe her lymph tissue directly. And although their decision strongly impacts her chances for cancer recovery and survival, even direct inspection can render it less than clear.

Which node is the sentinel, closest in flow from the breast? Which in line after that should be the last to take? Also, lymphatic vessels are not always easy just to find. Theyre not like bone or a major organ, Brechbiel points out.

The NCI research has the potential not only to reduce doubt but also to remove much of the decision itself from the operating room. Brechbiel proposes,
'"/>


23-Aug-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
2. Novel antibiotic shows promise in shortening treatment duration of tuberculosis
3. Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size
4. Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance
5. Novel imaging technique shows abnormal brain anatomy in children with ADHD
6. Novel drug-antidote strategy provides greater control of drug action
7. Novel delivery method for nutrients wins Kaye Innovation Award for Hebrew university students
8. Novel vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy and lipid disorders
9. Novel findings about neovessel formation
10. Novel MRI technique provides clear images of blood flow
11. Novelty-seeking teens may be more easily influenced by tobacco advertisements

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... ... Feeding Matters , the first organization in the world dedicated to ... to announce that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially ... of the U.S. International Classification of Diseases (ICD ) on October 1, 2021. ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. Kiran Gill ... aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she founded Aesthetics ... plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and her team ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma ... – today announced the 10th Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Ocean Springs, Mississippi-based pharmaceutical distributor Gulf ... responders across the United States. Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, ... medical centers , hospitals , firefighters , and public schools ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Genesis Chiropractic Software and ... the launch of its integrated, HIPAA compliant, telehealth solution, available to US-based clients ... under 90 seconds. , According to the U.S. Department of Health & ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is happy to ... South Texas medical centers. , In this capacity he will serve as community ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... aesthetic beauty, bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications from ... out to share her knowledge of the human body with the nation and ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... Central Texas – is pleased to announce Dr. David Szalay, DDS, MD, has joined ... to treat patients in the new Pflugerville office, which is scheduled to open this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: