Can Molecule Imaging Improve Bladder Cancer Detection?

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New research published in Science Translational Medicine reported the development of a new strategy that they say could detect bladder cancer with more accuracy and sensitivity than standard endoscopy methods.  They identified a protein known as CD47 as a molecular imaging target to distinguish bladder cancer from benign tissue. Researchers said “Our motivation is to improve diagnosis of bladder cancer that can better differentiate cancer from...

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New Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer detection, cancer research, prostate cancer

After 30 years without progress in screening methods, a new screening test has been identified for detecting prostate cancer. The only place in the southeast part of the United States offering the new technique – MRI-US image fusion technique, is the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Researchers say, “We are utilizing prostate MRI and fusing it with real time ultrasound for image-guided prostate biopsies; this can detect prostate...

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Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected with Urine?

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A new study published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics concluded that a set of RNA molecules could be detected in tissue samples and the urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. These results could mean the development of more sensitive and specific non-invasive tests for prostate cancer than currently available and could reduce the need for many prostate biopsies. Current methods of testing for high...

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Can a Simple Blood Test Be Used for Early Cancer Detection?

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Research  published in a recent issue of the British Journal of Cancer concluded that high levels of calcium (hypercalcaemia) in blood could be used by practitioners as early indications of certain types of cancer and encourage other diagnostic tests. Hypercalcemia occurs in 10 to 20 percent of people with cancer. Researchers said “All previous studies of hypercalcaemia and cancer had been carried out with patients who had already been...

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Should Medicare Cover Lung Cancer Screening?

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A recent study to be published in  the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Science Digest concluded that medicare beneficiaries should not be excluded from screening. In the study researchers analyzed the benefits and harm of screening by age and found that even though smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer there was a reduction in lung cancer mortality in high risk populations who were randomly assigned to low-dose...

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Can Prostate Cancer be Confirmed Without a Biopsy?

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The Prostate Health Index (phi), a simple, non-invasive blood test that is three times more specific than the PSA to detect prostate cancer is now available according to a report in Science Digest. This may reduce the need for men to need a biopsy, when they test positive for prostate cancer using  a PSA test. Researchers said, “The PSA test is based on the fact that men with higher levels of PSA protein are more likely to have prostate...

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Can a Blood Test Detect all Types of Cancer?

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New research published online in FASEB Journal, The U.S.Journal of American Societies for Experimental Biology, concluded that a revolutionary blood test that could detect any type off cancer was developed by British scientists. The test6 has been shown to diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from blood of patients with melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer with a high degree of accuracy. Researchers assessed white blood cells and...

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Can a Blood Test Predict the Risk of Non-Hereditary Breast Cancer?

Posted by in Blog, breast cancer, cancer, cancer detection, cancer risk

Researchers report in a current issue of Genome Medicine that a simple blood test is being developed that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer even in the absence of a high risk BRCA1 gene mutation. They identified a DNA methylation signature in the blood of women with both the inherited genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene and also who developed non-hereditary cancer. In the study they used blood samples...

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Can a Breathalyzer Sample Detect Lung Cancer?

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A new study presented recently at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago concluded that a new breathalyzer using a NaNose nanotech chip may accurately detect lung cancer and identify the stage of progression. The breath analyzer is based upon the knowledge that lung cancer tumors produce chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that easily evaporate into air and produce a discernible scent.  The study included...

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Does Mammography Lead to Fewer Late-Stage Breast Cancers?

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In a new study published in Cancer researchers concluded that in the last 30 years since mammography was introduced, the late-stage breast cancer incidence decreased by 37 percent.  Researchers took into account an observed trend of increased cancer incidence present since the 1940′s. The researchers looked at early-stage and late-stage breast cancer diagnoses between 1977-1979, before mammography was popular, and compared it with diagnoses...

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Is there a Non-Invasive Procedure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer detection, pancreatic cancer

New research presented recently at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting concluded that patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and  patients with other cancers or pancreatic disease. The researchers believe that the ratio of particular types of bacteria in the saliva may indicate pancreatic cancer. In their study, the...

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