A ground-breaking scan that can identify and help to treat liver disease, could make painful and invasive liver biopsies a thing of the past, thanks to a trial being led by the University of Birmingham.
Our epigenome is a set of chemical switches that turn parts of our genome off and on at strategic times and locations. These switches help alter the way our cells act and are impacted by environmental factors including diet, ...
Breast biopsies can adversely affect short-term quality-of-life, and the effects are more pronounced in younger patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Ultrasound (MRIUS)- guided prostate biopsy has high sensitivity to detect prostate abnormalities compared with transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS biopsy) of MRI positive findings.
Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a protein that is only detectable after muscle damage, and it may serve as a way to measure injury.
How can you tell if a breast tumor is malignant? This isn't a question that ultrasound and X-rays, or even magnetic resonance scans, can answer alone. Doctors must often extract tissue samples from an affected ...
A non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy, now the standard method of diagnosing cirrhosis in hepatitis patients, proved very reliable in a national multi-center study including Henry Ford Hospital.
Experts from the Houston Methodist Cancer Center address some of the common misconceptions about how cancer spreads.
(HealthDay)—Problematic symptoms of prostate biopsy can lead to increased anxiety in men, even when the biopsy results are negative for cancer, according to research published online Oct. 21 in the Journal of ...
An ethically dubious medical research study from the 1950s and 60s, known as the "Bowery series," foreshadowed and shared commonalities with prostate cancer screening and treatment measures as they are carried out today, ...
A conservative approach to removing lymph nodes is associated with less harm for breast cancer patients and often yields the same results as more radical procedures, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
New early detection test for prostate cancer: Mi-Prostate Score test improves on PSA for predicting cancer
More than 1 million men will undergo a prostate biopsy this year, but only about one-fifth of those biopsies will result in a cancer diagnosis.
(Medical Xpress)—Here's some news worth spreading: Girls who eat more peanut butter could improve their breast health later in life.
(HealthDay)—A large, new study finds no linkage between the digestive disorder celiac disease and autism.
Unstable chromosomes linked to less favorable response to RT and surgery in prostate cancer patients
Detailed evaluation of a prostate cancer tumor biopsy may predict treatment outcomes for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) or surgery for prostate cancer, according to research presented today at the American Society ...