Tag: "detection" at medical news
Duke and federal government partner to create innovative health care model
...alth care initiative at Duke that emphasizes early detection
and disease prevention methods rather than waiting until people become sick before seeing a doctor. Duke's vision is that with the latest advances in the fields of genomics and the understanding of disease origins and risk factors, it is possible for...
'Slice' scanner latest advance in early detection of heart disease
...ain and suspected coronary heart disease. Earlier detection
will improve the treatment of these blockages and may prevent future problems," he says. In the past decade, considerable progress has been made in noninvasive imaging with MRI, electron beam computed tomography (EBCT), and, most recently, MSCT. Du...
Initial Avon/NCI breast cancer research grants awarded in 'Progress for Patients' awards program
...inical care, support services, education and early detection
- with a focus on medically underserved women. App...tly accelerating important research in prevention, detection
and treatment of breast cancer." Funding decisions, based on the rankings of the reviewed projects, ...
Consortium awarded CDC grant to coordinate national health system 'radar' to catch bioterror events
...pitals, have been developing bioterror-event early detection
systems pre- and post-September 11 and the anthrax letter mailings," says the grant's principal investigator Richard Platt, MD, acting chair of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention (D...
Fred Hutchinson oversees two grants of nearly $8 million to develop blood test for breast cancer
...d in conjunction with mammography to improve early detection
of breast cancer. The first, a $7 million, four-ye...cer biomarkers for their contribution to the early detection
of breast cancer. Our vision is that a simple blood test could be used along with mammography to det...
Cardiac MRI provides new 3-D images of beating heart
... research, including basic research to improve the detection
of salvageable heart tissue, research to improve imaging technology and clinical trials that use MRI to determine how new therapies affect heart function. For Kim, being able to distinguish damaged from dead heart tissue is one of the main early bene...
MIT breast cancer heat treatment begins final clinical trials
...focused microwave technology he'd used for missile detection
could, in theory, be used to treat cancer cells. Celsion Corporation exclusively licenses the focused microwave thermotherapy technology from MIT. The company has developed the clinical thermotherapy system and is funding the current clinical studi...
Lauder supports James nutrition and breast cancer study
COLUMBUS, Ohio An expert in cancer control and detection
at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) is receiving a second award from The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to continue her study into the relationship between diet and breast cancer prevention. Dr. Electra Paskett...
Cancer survival rates higher than previously assumed
...re fails to disclose recent improvements in cancer detection
and treatment. A recently developed alternative su...n overly pessimistic survival expectations. Timely detection
of improvements in long-term survival rates also adds to the value of cancer surveillance as a basis...
Parents stress may affect behavior in children with heart defect
...ing to Visconti, these results suggest that "Early detection
of distressed families may assist in alleviating stress and reducing child behavior problems," and that bolstering social support might be a viable approach. This approach seems particularly promising given the observation that parents whose children...
Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma
...om glaucoma, it cannot be regained. However, early detection
and timely treatment would help to save the vision of thousands of people each year." Dr. Sieving also notes that the study results provide important new medical knowledge on the course of the disease, both among treated and untreated patients. "Beca...
Protein patterns in blood may predict prostate cancer diagnosis
...n be a powerful tool, and is a new paradigm in the detection
and diagnosis of both ovarian and prostate cancers," said Lance Liotta, M.D., Ph.D., the senior investigator on the study from NCI's Center for Cancer Research. "We are extremely optimistic that this new approach will prove useful in detecting and d...
Protein patterns may aid prostate cancer detection
...at it cannot replace biopsy as a definitive cancer detection
tool. However, they said, "serum proteomic pattern analysis may be used in the future to aid clinicians so that fewer men are subjected to unnecessary biopsies." In collaboration with Correlogic Systems Inc. and the FDA-NCI Clinical Proteomics Progra...
20% of mammogram-detected cancers are in situ lesions of unknown aggressiveness
...the disease is likely to progress. "The benefit of detection
is probably greater for women with larger, high-gr...The Society attributes the decline to both earlier detection
and improved treatment....
Other highlights in the October 16 issue of JNCI
...mic pattern test cannot replace biopsy as a cancer detection
tool. However, they suggest that "serum proteomic pattern analysis may be used in the future to aid clinicians so that fewer men are subjected to unnecessary biopsies ." Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 301-827-6242 Mutational Hotspot Po...
Mammography frequently detects noninvasive tumors
...he use of screening mammography has increased, the detection
of DCIS--which usually cannot be felt by a clinica...be beneficial. To determine the frequency of DCIS detection
in screening mammography, Virginia L. Ernster, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco...
Researchers identify less expensive HIV progression test as effective as current tests in use
...rates antigen-antibody complexes and increases the detection
of p24 antigen in patients during the early-stages of the disease. "P24 antigen is a protein in HIV. The test is administered by drawing blood from a patient, heating the plasma, and then measuring the amount of p24 antigen found in the sample. Highe...
Trauma surgeon seeks change in law that discourages counseling of problem drinkers
...hile more than 80 percent had no prior training in detection
of alcohol problems, nearly all were willing to take time from their practice to learn these skills if the provision of counseling was shown to be feasible. The surgeons repeatedly asserted, however, that documentation of alcohol or drug use in patie...
New information scheme reassures patients
...f them have a borderline distress condition, early detection
of psychological distress and a reduction in anxiety and depression should be a priority. The PIS has a positive impact on these aspects, by providing adequate and personalised information to the patient....
Swallowing a tiny imaging capsule aids in diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
...itations of conventional endoscopic studies in the detection
of disorders in the small intestine," said Ramona M. Lim, M.D., of the University of Miami School of Medicine/Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, FL. Patients with obscure GI bleeding experience bleeding of unknown origin that persists or recurs aft...
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