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2014-09-29 02:30:13

European Society for Medical Oncology Presentations at ESMO 2014 examine the impact of in-utero exposure to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the safety of lymph node biopsy in pregnancy, and the outcomes of unplanned pregnancy during cancer treatment Children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development, international studies presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid have shown. "When chemotherapy is...

2013-10-02 10:41:47

A conservative approach to removing lymph nodes is associated with less harm for breast cancer patients and often yields the same results as more radical procedures, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. In the Oct. 2 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, lead author Dr. Roshni Rao, associate professor of surgery at UT Southwestern, and other investigators from the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center reviewed studies on patient outcomes of women who...

2013-07-23 23:21:07

A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is conducting a two-year pilot study of an innovative microsurgery technique coupled with imaging technology to not only prevent lymphedema but also potentially detect and treat it early. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving...

2012-01-12 21:08:48

Using two cell surface markers found to be highly expressed in breast cancer lymph node metastases, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, working with colleagues at other institutions, have developed targeted, fluorescent molecular imaging probes that can non-invasively detect breast cancer lymph node metastases. The new procedure could spare breast cancer patients invasive and unreliable sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsies and surgery-associated negative side effects. Their study was...

2011-06-06 14:00:55

Additional radiation treatment improves disease free survival lessening the chance of cancer recurring in women with early breast cancer who have had breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), interim results of a new study found. The results will be presented Monday, June 6 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. "These results are potentially practice-changing," said Dr. Timothy J. Whelan, professor of oncology at McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of...

2011-03-02 07:30:00

VIENNA, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan, Inc., announces the European launch of the Naviscan Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) scanner at two prestigious radiology conferences in Vienna. On March 3rd, at the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) Annual Scientific Meeting, a podium presentation will focus on recently published PEM (Positron Emission Mammography) data demonstrating PEM's ability to reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing superior specificity, the ability to...

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2011-02-09 09:41:14

A study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) leaves researchers with evidence that early stage breast cancer patients who have a small amount of lymph node removed fare as well as those who get more extensive surgery, AFP reports. The California-based study included 891 patients who were followed from 1999 to 2004. Researchers studied survival rates among those who had the first lymph node, or sentinel lymph node, removed compared to those who had lymph...

2011-02-09 01:26:19

Among patients with early-stage breast cancer that had spread to a nearby lymph node and who received treatment that included lumpectomy and radiation therapy, women who just had the sentinel lymph node removed (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor) did not have worse survival than women who had more extensive axillary lymph node dissection (surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit), according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA....

2010-11-02 23:55:03

Breast cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers in women, afflicts an additional 200,000 women each year and causes about 40,000 deaths annually. The disease often extends to neighboring lymph nodes, in part, through lymphovascular invasion (LVI)"”a process in which cancer cells invade blood vessels or the lymphatic system"”and can often translate into a poor prognosis for patients. Some scientists argue that evidence of LVI does not necessarily mean that the disease will recur...


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