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2009-10-22 08:30:00

BOSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegro Diagnostics, a leader in the field of molecular diagnostics for lung cancer, has announced that its clinical study for BronchoGen(TM), a diagnostic test for patients suspected of having lung cancer, will receive up to $2.8 million in funding for a Phase I/II Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This groundbreaking clinical study is enrolling up to 800 patients at 12 sites in the U.S. If...

2009-09-28 10:12:35

Medical scientists in Germany say they've determined that ultrasound signals can be used to determine if cancer has started to spread in melanoma patients. Dr. Christiane Voit of the Medical University of Berlin said the discovery enables physicians to decide how much surgery, if any, is required and to predict a patient's probable survival. We have identified two ultrasound patterns of lymph node metastasis in melanoma patients, which can identify correctly any amount of tumor cells in the...

2009-09-23 08:13:25

Patients could be spared unnecessary surgery Researchers have shown for the first time that patterns of ultrasound signals can be used to identify whether or not cancer has started to spread in melanoma patients, and to what extent. The discovery enables doctors to decide on how much surgery, if any, is required and to predict the patient's probable survival. Dr Christiane Voit told Europe's largest cancer congress, ECCO 15 "“ ESMO 34 [1], in Berlin today (Wednesday 23 September): "We...

2009-09-07 08:27:49

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that early stage cancers of the esophagus can be treated effectively by organ-sparing endoscopic therapy, thereby avoiding the surgical removal of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer arising from Barrett's esophagus is increasing faster than any other cancer in the United States. About 10 percent of patients with chronic acid reflux develop the tissue changes characteristic of Barrett's esophagus, which can lead to cancer. The tumor is lethal. Ninety...

2009-08-25 15:11:30

Training methods for surgeons who perform breast cancer sentinel lymph node resection were found to be effective in almost 97% of surgeons assessed, according to a new study published online August 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.The randomized National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial is evaluating whether sentinel lymph node resection can achieve the same outcomes as axillary lymph node resection"”the surgical procedure designed to maximize...

2009-07-28 11:10:00

 When doctors are managing care for women with breast cancer, the information available to them profoundly influences the type of care they recommend. Knowing whether a woman's cancer has metastasized, for instance, directly affects how her doctors will approach treatment -- which may in turn influence the outcome of that treatment.Determining whether a tumor has metastasized is not always straightforward, however. Radiologists often start by using diagnostic ultrasound to non-invasively...

2009-07-27 22:01:19

Lung cancer significantly prolongs survival without progression of the cancer, but does not dramatically improve overall survival, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Dr. Kathy Albain of Loyola University Health System's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and colleagues said the patients who did appear to have a major benefit from surgery were those in whom a section of the lung was removed, rather than the entire lung. The study included patients with non-small cell cancer, which accounts for...

2009-07-13 11:11:24

For the first time in more than 10 years, the universally accepted lung cancer staging system has been revised to more accurately reflect the prognosis for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A new report in the July issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), reviews the development and final recommendations of the International Staging Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for the...

2009-04-14 08:08:22

Your race may determine what kind of treatment you'll receive if you develop lung cancer. According to a new study, black patients with lung cancer are less likely to receive recommended chemotherapy and surgery than white patients with the disease. Researchers from the University of Texas School of Public Health looked at data from more than 83,000 patients who were diagnosed with lung cancer between 1991 and 2002. The patients were 65 years of age or older. Results revealed black patients...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

Israel-based laboratory equipment developer BioView has reported positive results of its internal clinical trial of the non-invasive diagnostic test under development for early detection of lung cancer. In the trial, a total of 76 sputum samples were collected from four groups of patients, healthy individuals that never smoked, heavy smokers with no signs of lung cancer, early stage lung cancer patients (stage 1) and advanced stage lung cancer patients. The sputum samples were blindly...


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