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2011-03-20 00:01:44

Last year 137,000 adults and children in the United States were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, accounting for 9 percent of the 1.5 million cancer diagnoses made overall in 2010. Although five-year survival rates are higher today than ever, early detection and prompt, proper treatment remains the keys to surviving these cancers. Plainview, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every 10 minutes someone dies from blood...

2011-02-02 09:59:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- MRI screening for breast cancer shows consistent rate of cancer detection and fewer false positives if repeated over time, according to a new study. While MRI can be more effective than mammography at identifying suspicious areas of the breast, it is not always able to distinguish between cancerous and benign lesions, which can result in additional testing and false-positive results that may cause anxiety for patients. A screening exam is considered to be false positive...

2011-02-01 13:19:31

MRI screening for breast cancer delivers consistent rates of cancer detection and fewer false-positive results over time, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. While MRI can be more effective than mammography at identifying suspicious areas of the breast, it is not always able to distinguish between cancerous and benign lesions, which can result in additional testing and false-positive results that may cause anxiety for patients. A screening...

2010-11-20 20:28:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting edge research involving anti-cancer drug delivery and cancer detection earned top honors tonight for Nevin Daniel and the team of Santhosh Narayan, Nikhil Mehandru and Sonya Prasad in the Region Four Finals of the 2010-11 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier science research competition for high school students. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) The Siemens...

2010-10-26 14:37:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British scientists have identified a protein in urine that can help indicate which patients are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and The Institute of Cancer Research found that the level of MSMB protein in urine could provide a fast and accurate prostate cancer diagnosis for doctors and patients, potentially replacing the currently painful and more costly approach - a blood sample. Dr....

2010-06-03 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon presented data on the clinical use of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular breast imaging technique, at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual meeting in Las Vegas in April: Breast Specific Gamma Imaging Used As An Adjunct to Mammography. 664 patients were involved in the retrospective review where BSGI was evaluated as part of the diagnostic work-up of...

2010-05-24 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half the battle in knowing how to properly protect oneself from skin cancer is being able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, some myths about tanning and sun protection are deep rooted and could mislead people into thinking that tanning is safe - when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Now, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) sets the record straight on some of the most common myths...

2010-05-03 00:00:00

Hartford Earns Top Bragging Rights; Pittsburgh Fails to Make the Grade SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At first glance, Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver might not seem to have much in common. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found these three cities outshine other U.S. cities in heeding dermatologists' advice on preventing and detecting skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000...

2010-04-22 16:16:54

University of Missouri School of Medicine scientists explain a potentially new early cancer detection and treatment method using nanoparticles created at MU in an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article illustrates how engineered gold nanoparticles tied to a cancer-specific receptor could be targeted to tumor cells to treat prostate, breast or lung cancers in humans. "When injected into the body, the Gastrin Releasing Peptide (GRP) cancer...

2009-10-11 12:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection, today announced that its founder and chairman, Don Listwin, has been elected to the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA). Members are appointed to 5-year terms by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director. The 35-member board provides advice on science program policy, programs and initiatives to the NCI, the Director...


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