Tag: "biopsies" at medical news
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...ood levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen)whose biopsies
showed no signs of prostate cancer. PSA is a prote...sterone; they also compared tissue samplesfrom the biopsies
at the start of the study to those at the end. While men in the control group showed no changes in ...
Magnetic Surgery System Tested Successfully On First Patient
...uct a second clinical trial involving frontal lobe biopsies
in alarger group of patients. After the second clinical trial, the company willseek FDA approval to commercialize the system. Stereotaxis ( http://www.stereotaxis.com ) was founded in 1990 to further developthe pioneering work of several researchers...
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...i.e. thosewho had a complete response (the control biopsies
showed no residual cancercells, and the mean PSA level fell significantly then stabilized ). 12 patients had a partial response to treatment: residual cancer cells weredetected in 9 patients although their mean PSA level had normalized, while theoth...
Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Elevate Breast Cancer Risk
...stCohort. These women originally underwent breast biopsies
revealing benignbreast disease between 1952 and 1978 at Baptist, St. Thomas, and VanderbiltUniversity Hospitals. "One of the pieces of information that we collected on follow-up was the use ofERT," Dupont said. "What makes our database unique is the...
Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
...tive that a woman ask her surgeon how many ofthese biopsies
have you done and what is your false negative rate?" Ollila adds."I've done more than 125 procedures over the last three years, both on the WestCoast and here at UNC. I think the literature supports that surgeons shouldperform at least 20-25 sentinel...
Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports
..."We now know the relationship between positive SLN biopsies
and diseaserecurrence and mortality rates," Leong ... future clinical trials, we aimto determine if SLN biopsies
will also enhance survival rates in patients." Leong and his colleagues have performed selective SLN...
Organ Transplants Helped By Donor Bone Marrow, University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report At National Transplant Meetings
...ainst the donor organ is avoided. In fact, routine biopsies
taken from the transplanted hearts of the sevenchildren who received bone marrow indicated their immune systems were notsounding the usual alarms, as measured by the number of activated recipient Tcells infiltrating the organs. In addition, three of...
Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows
...ual anal Pap smear screenings, along withfollow-up biopsies
and surgeries for those whose screenings warrant them, wouldcost about $16,000 per year of life gained, adjusted for quality of life. Bycomparison, annual mammography has been reported to cost approximately $120,000per year of life gained. According...
New DNA chip method could improve cancer diagnosis
...ashioned way: by observingmorphological changes in biopsies
under the microscope. The method suffers fromserious limitations because cancer cells that look similar under the microscopecan follow different clinical courses and respond differently to therapy. Now, in a new study reported in Friday's Science,...
Rebound of HIV and reappearance of HIV reservoirs in patients treated with IL-2& combination antiretroviral drugs following cessation of therapy
...m each individual. They then performed lymph node biopsies
on the twopatients and still could not isolate viable HIV. "In these patients, we observed both a reduction of plasma virus to less than 50copies per milliliter of blood and a marked diminution of an important viralreservoir - the pool of latently in...
Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease
...f the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate, photographs, biopsies
and blood samples were taken for a complete series of tests. Tests included the sophisticated polymerase chain reaction assay for spirochete DNA in biopsy samples; the PCR was positive in five of 23 cases. "These data say yes, there is some Lyme di...
Earlier detection for breast cancer in sight
...eted as premalignancy/malignancy before conducting biopsies
for a final pathological diagnosis. As the incidence of breast cancer is so high a great number of women will experience this condition. It is critical that we diagnose this condition as early as possible so that their prognosis is good. At Cranfie...
Ultrasonic microprobe may rapidly detect, identify cancer
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Surgical biopsies
can be painful, and waiting for lab results unnerving. New ultrasonic sensor technology being developed at the University of Illinois may permit the rapid and accurate detection and diagnosis of cancer, without the need of a scalpel. By inserting a ...
Baylor team discovers reason for heart transplant failure
... artery disease. The study indicates that frequent biopsies
are the best method to identify the virus. The res... there's a viral connection." The team studied 553 biopsies
from 149 transplant recipients, ages newborn to 18 years old, over a five-year period. The biopsies
Study finds troubling trends in hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and referral
... tests positive for hepatitis C, further tests and biopsies
to determine the subtype of the virus, whether the infection is active or dormant, and the extent of accumulated impact on the liver, are often needed to help guide treatment. This often leads to specialized treatment by those with advanced training ...
Stanford researchers challenge value of widely used prostate cancer diagnostic methods
...undergo prostate biopsy as standard procedure. But biopsies
cannot distinguish between cancers that should be of concern and "small cancers that will never bother a patient if they live to the age of Methuselah," Stamey said. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The American Cancer Societ...
UCSF study shows breast cancer screening programs that interpret the most mammograms
...e mammograms are far more likely to be followed by biopsies
in the U.S. than in the U.K. These results sugges....S. study found just 20-25 percent of non-surgical biopsies
revealed cancer, and some studies report rates a low as 11 percent, meaning most were performed in r...
Volume of mammograms read may influence accuracy of diagnosis
...tandard. However, U.K. mammographers perform fewer biopsies
than U.S. mammographers. To test their hypothesis that reader experience, not number of interventions performed, determines the quality of mammographic interpretations, Esserman and her coworkers asked 60 U.S. radiologists and 194 U.K. radiologists ...
Detecting breast cancer spread by white light - groundbreaking technology
...t to check if the cancer had spread. These optical biopsies
could be compared with the results of the conventional biopsies
(examined under a microscope) when the results of the latter came back from the laboratory after a f...
Biopsies of the internal mammary sentinel nodes may improve patients chances of survival
...al in the Netherlands are pioneering the taking of biopsies
from lymph nodes behind the sternum (breast bone) at the same time as they take the more usual biopsies
of the lymph nodes under the armpits, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona heard t...
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