Physicist creates tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection

A physicist hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of nanomaterials. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Revolutionary technology pinpoints biopsies to detect prostate cancer

Medical software that overlays tumor information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer detection. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

‚Mushrooms‘ and ‚brushes‘ help cancer-fighting nanoparticles survive in the body

In new research aimed at aiding cancer detection and treatment, scientists might have found the ideal surface texture for helping microscopic, medical helpers to survive in the bloodstream without being screened out by the body’s natural defense mechanisms. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Simulations of every woman’s breast tissue address delay on enhanced MRI cancer detection

Researchers have simulated how over 20 different breast tissue ratios respond to heat given off by MRIs at higher field strengths than available in hospitals today. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people

A magnetic wire used to snag scarce and hard-to-capture tumor cells could prove to be a swift and effective tactic for early cancer detection, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure rates and survival times. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Abbreviated breast MRI may be additional screening option for dense breasts

Among women with dense breast tissue, for whom traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting cancer, who request additional screening after a negative mammogram, abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) may be a valuable cancer detection tool. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Cancer detection with sugar molecules

Scientists have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Cancer detection with sugar molecules

Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)

New prostate cancer technology improves biopsy accuracy

New prostate cancer technology is improving the accuracy of biopsies. The technique fuses information from a prostate MRI to ultrasound images taken during the biopsy. The technique results in higher cancer detection, fewer biopsies and more accurate biopsies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

A new plasmonic sensor will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Mammography trends show improved cancer detection, more biopsies

The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more women undergoing biopsies for benign conditions, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Novel breast tomosynthesis technique reduces screening recall rate

A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Increasing the odds of prostate cancer detection

A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success rate. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

New device could improve cancer detection

A new method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumor could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment, say scientists. The simple process involves a special device that squeezes cells in a blood sample through tiny funnels, which drive the cancer cells and blood cells into separate streams based on differences in their size and softness. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Breast cancer detection rates of mammogram readers don’t decline over time

There is no decline over time in the accuracy of medical staff who analyze mammogram scans for indications of breast cancer, new research shows. The study investigated whether detection rates dropped towards the end of each batch of mammogram readings. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Smartphones could improve skin cancer detection in developing countries

Smartphone microscopy could enhance the detection of skin cancer in developing countries, new research suggests. When it comes to the diagnosis of cancer, smartphone microscopes are reasonably accurate, according to a study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

3-D mammography improves cancer detection and cuts ‚call backs‘ over three years

The increased cancer detection and reduced call backs associated with 3-D mammography, also known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), can be maintained years after a patient’s first DBT screening with regularly scheduled DBT imaging, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Nanotech-based sensor developed to measure microRNAs in blood, speed cancer detection

A newly developed, simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Thyroid cancer biomarker assays may show inaccurate readings

Two thyroid cancer biomarkers go through a clumping cycle that may interfere with cancer detection tests. New research explores a driving force behind the problem: a protein with a sweet tooth. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Researcher advocates ending Medicare coverage of controversial mammography tool

A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening

Contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained blood clots in their legs and lungs, a new study has found. The results are expected to improve patient care and reduce screening costs around the world. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Earlier ovarian cancer detection

Successful ovarian cancer treatment often relies on catching it early. A study may help point to a new method for women at risk. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)

Prostate screening: Combining MRI with conventional prostate surveillance effective, study suggests

Initial results from a randomized screening trial indicates that using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alongside conventional prostate cancer screening seems to offer improved cancer detection and can help avoid unnecessary biopsies. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)