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Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer
2012-10-03 09:18:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Leicester and Imperial College London recently revealed that, with a simple blood test, they could identify DNA in blood that possibly relates to early signs of cancer. The team of investigators believe that, if further developed, the test could be used to accurately predict early diagnosis of cancer and be used in place of mammograms. With the blood test, researchers will also have a better...

2012-10-02 14:38:47

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient management by differentiating high-risk lesions requiring additional workup from other non-malignant subtypes. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has emerged in recent years as a useful tool in breast cancer detection and staging. One of...

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
2012-10-02 05:14:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Break out those pink ribbons, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A number of organizations are joining together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in this month-long awareness campaign. Many activities during these next few weeks will focus on promoting early detection and prevention against breast cancer. According to the HHS, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and...

2012-10-01 23:01:28

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online, October 2, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook. IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient...

2012-10-01 23:01:08

New research from the Netherlands shows that the switch from screen film mammography to digital mammography in large, population-based breast cancer screening programs improves the detection of life-threatening cancer without significantly increasing detection of clinically insignificant disease. Results of the study are published online, October 2, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 New research from the Netherlands shows that the switch from screen film...

New Light Shed On Breast Cancer Through Optical Mammography
2012-09-28 08:59:18

Tufts tests new technology that could aid in breast cancer diagnosis & treatment New optical imaging technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering could give doctors new ways to both identify breast cancer and monitor individual patients' response to initial treatment of the disease. A five-year clinical study of the procedure, funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, is now underway at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The non-invasive...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.