Oncology Diagnostics

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metastatic prostate cancer incidence, Northwestern Medicine study, Edward Schaeffer, Adam Weiner
Feature | Prostate Cancer | July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 — The number of new cases of metastatic...

PET-CT, advanced cancer, lean body mass, LBM, SNMMI 2016 study
News | Oncology Diagnostics | June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 — Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM)....

blood test, PRRT, neuroendocrine tumors, NETs, somatostatin receptor imaging, SRI, SNMMI 2016 study

NET circulating transcript and chromogranin A (CgA) levels in responders and non-responders. a) Transcripts were significantly reduced at 6-month follow-up compared to pre-treatment values. Non-responders (NR) exhibited significantly elevated levels at 6 months (FUP_6m). This was also significantly higher than in responders (R). b) A significant alteration was noted only for CgA in non-responders (NR) at 6 months. c) Pre-PRRT: NET transcript scores were elevated in 94 percent and CgA in 57 percent. d) Responders: NET transcripts decreased in 88 percent of responders (no change in 12 percent). CgA was unchanged in 47 percent, decreased in 21 percent and was elevated in 32 percent. e) Non-Responders: NET transcripts increased in 90 percent (no change in 10 percent). CgA was unchanged in 33 percent, decreased in 40 percent and was elevated in 27 percent. For NET transcripts, no falsely decreased or increased values occurred in responders or non-responders, respectively. Credit: LuGenIum Consortium for Independent Research & Wren Laboratories

News | Oncology Diagnostics | June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 — Malignant neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are relatively rare, notoriously difficult to treat, and...

News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 — Scientists are developing a new photonics device that listens to light and could be capable of...

News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 — Researchers at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, have combined a laboratory...

patient data sharing, cancer treatment, Queen's University Belfast
News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 — The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to...

cardio-oncology, echo strain assessment, echoinsight, epsilon

Epsilon's EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain. 

Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE...

News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 06, 2016

May 6, 2016 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus...

Carestream, oncology workflow, PET/CT, Vue Motion
Technology | Oncology Diagnostics | May 05, 2016

May 5, 2016 — Carestream now offers an oncology reading workflow for...

Carestream, Clinical Collaboration Platform, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology
News | Enterprise Imaging | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (Appleton, Wis.) implemented Carestream’s Vue for Clinical...

cancer immunotherapy, development, Axel Hoos, Nature Reviews, imaging
News | Oncology Related Products | March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 — In a paper published in Nature Reviews last week, Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., laid out the current...

Pyrexar, buy back outside ownership, Person Medical, BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System

BSD-2000 image courtesy of Pyrexar Medical

News | Oncology Related Products | March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 — Pyrexar announced it has purchased back outside ownership from Person Medical (formerly BSD Medical...

BTG, LC Bead LUMI, radiopaque embolic bead, Philips Healthcare, Live Image Guidance, liver cancer
News | Interventional Radiology | February 09, 2016

February 9, 2016 — BTG plc and Royal Philips announced a significant milestone in their collaboration with the...

News | Contrast Media | February 04, 2016

February 4, 2016 — Akrotome Imaging Inc. received a major award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in...

Focal Healthcare, Fusion Bx, FDA clearance, MR-ultrasound fusion, prostate biopsy
Technology | Biopsy Systems | February 02, 2016

February 2, 2016 — Focal Healthcare Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Guided Therapeutics, Luviva Advanced Cervical Scan, Nairobi County Kenya, cervical cancer
News | Oncology Diagnostics | January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016 — Guided Therapeutics Inc. announced that Nairobi County Health Services Sector has agreed to...