Oncology Imaging

New research from the American Cancer Society found cancer patients who reported experiencing better communication with a provider typically received more efficient care, fewer office visits and improved outcomes.
National lung cancer screening guidelines recommend discussing the benefits and harms of screening, but a new study found the quality of these conversations to be subpar.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a machine-learning technique that reduces the toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy doses for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
In the first-of-its-kind FDA-approved study, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine are using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier to help deliver drugs for patients with glioblastoma.
“Treatment effect is more reliably determined on imaging at 90 days following SIRT, however imaging at one-month post-SIRT is still frequently performed,” Shamar Young, MD, and colleagues wrote. “This raises the question as to whether or not imaging at one month following SIRT is clinically warranted.”
Developing a personalized radiation therapy plan can take days—time that many cancer patients are unwilling to wait. But researchers have developed a new automated artificial intelligence (AI) software that can do the job in 20 minutes.
Endoscopic imaging experts have created an imaging catheter capable of producing higher quality images compared to traditional methods, researchers reported in a recent Nature Photonics study. The technique may improve cancer detection.
A new study funded by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Virginia found that dense breast notification policies were associated with an increase in follow-up ultrasound.
Cancer screening rates in the U.S. over the past 15 years remain short of national goals, according to new analysis performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD, and colleagues at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center took home the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s Walter E. Berdon Award for best clinical research paper during the group’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have extended their partnership leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyze cancer data in veterans with the disease.
CT use has risen over the past 20 years, and new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds the modality may increase the risk of brain cancer, especially among children.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee may further delay implementation of the 2009 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations another year with draft legislation approved July 12.
Newly engineered liposomes, or 'nano-bubbles,' can deliver chemotherapy drugs on-demand when activated by x-rays. They have proven to be successful in killing bowel cancer cells, according to the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in Adelaide, Australia.
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to Medicaid patients increased screening rates by roughly 10 percent—showing a more direct approach can improve results, according to research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Jul 17, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Major healthcare organizations, including branches of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have launched a $26.5 million study to investigate the genetic and socioeconomic factors surrounding black men’s increased susceptibility to more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to an NIH release.
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Jul 17, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Liver cancer death rates among adults continue to climb across the U.S., according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Oncology Imaging
Jul 13, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Multiparametric MRI can be a valuable tool for visualizing prostate changes and monitoring patients after MRI-guided focal laser ablation (FLA), according to a July 10 American Journal of Roentgenology study.
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Jul 12, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
Delaware's cancer mortality rate decreased 12 percent from 2010 to 2014 due to state-wide screening efforts and early detection, according to a new Division of Public Health (DPH) report. The state's rate still remains below the 14 percent national average.
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Jul 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
High-risk lung cancer patients with prior negative CT screening results have a high prevalence for the disease years later and should continue to be screened even three years after initial tests.
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Jul 10, 2018 | Oncology Imaging
A recent Chicago Tribune article, citing a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, found segregation increased black women's rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and doubled odds of death.
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