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2009-01-14 06:26:40

Information obtained from a new application of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is worth its weight in gold to breast cancer patients. For the first time, Lihong Wang, Ph.D., Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, with a joint appointment in Radiology, and Younan Xia, Ph.D., James M. McKelvey Professor in Biomedical Engineering, with a joint appointment in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, both at Washington University in St. Louis, have used gold...

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2008-02-25 14:46:45

A new test that examines large sections of the sentinel lymph node for genes expressed by breast cancer could reduce the risk of recurrence and multiple surgeries, doctors say.The GeneSearch Breast Lymph Node Assay, manufactured by Veridex, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is being used at the Medical College of Georgia to examine half of the tissue in the sentinel lymph node, the first place breast cancer typically spreads. The sample represents more than 10 times the amount of...

2006-06-29 15:24:02

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with locally advanced prostate cancer and negative results on lymph node examination, immunochemical testing of the lymph node cells can spot the spread of cancer cells that are not detected at initial tissue examination, a study shows. Moreover, the presence of hidden prostate cancer cells that have spread (metastasized) to the lymph nodes increases the risk of recurrence and death, the study investigators report in the Journal of Clinical...

2005-10-21 15:56:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Performing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) one week before mastectomy, known as a "staged" operation, can facilitate surgical planning for breast cancer patients who are considering immediate breast reconstruction, according to a report in The American Journal of Surgery. With SLNB, lymph nodes are removed from the armpit to determine if the breast cancer has spread, which can influence the treatment given. Typically, SLNB is performed at the time of...

2005-10-10 15:17:55

CHAPEL HILL -- Altering the standard step-by-step procedure that takes women facing a mastectomy from diagnosis to surgery to reconstruction can improve the process and help in determining if immediate reconstruction is the best course of action, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Key to the new approach is the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) performed as an outpatient procedure a week or so prior to mastectomy, rather then doing the SLNB...

2005-10-07 13:12:38

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 - Physicians should strive to replace traditional, invasive procedures for diagnosing breast cancer with proven, less-invasive diagnostic methods, according to an international panel of breast cancer experts convened at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. In a consensus paper published in October's Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), 23 leading surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists say minimally invasive...

2005-08-23 13:40:01

CHAPEL HILL -- New breast cancer research shows for the first time that even women with large breast tumors can benefit from a less invasive biopsy method that has been reserved until now for women with small breast cancers. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy, when used to determine how far the cancer has progressed into the lymph nodes, can help some patients avoid the pain and discomfort of full armpit node removal, which often causes swelling, numbness and infection. The surgical...


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