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Biopsy is the removal of cells or tissues for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist may study the tissue under a microscope or perform other tests on the cells or tissue. There are many different types of biopsy procedures. The most common types include: (1) incisional biopsy, in which only a sample of tissue is removed; (2) excisional biopsy, in which an entire lump or suspicious area is removed; and (3) needle biopsy, in which a sample of tissue or fluid is removed with a needle. When a wide needle is used, the procedure is called a core biopsy. When a thin needle is used, the procedure is called a fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
Magnetic resonance: A good method for detecting and quantifying fats in the liver

Magnetic resonance: A good method for detecting and quantifying fats in the liver

Obesity and overweight affect more than half of the population in our Community. Excess weight causes important alterations in the organism, one of which affects liver function. Fat accumulates in the liver producing hepatic steatosis which, in certain circumstances, causes inflammation, fibrosis and finally, cirrhosis. [More]
Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 233,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. [More]
Gamma H2AX Pharmacodynamic assay kit for the study of double strand DNA breaks announced by AMSBIO

Gamma H2AX Pharmacodynamic assay kit for the study of double strand DNA breaks announced by AMSBIO

AMSBIO announces the first commercially available gamma H2AX Pharmacodynamic assay kit for the study of double strand DNA breaks through the detection of gamma H2AX - a phosphorylated histone historically proven as a highly specific and sensitive molecular marker for double strand DNA damage detection. This new assay has been developed for anti-cancer drug screening, basic research and upcoming clinical trials providing one of many needed tools to support hypothesis-driven drug design strategies. [More]
Researchers find way to take pediatric patient's skin cells

Researchers find way to take pediatric patient's skin cells

Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve. A proof of concept study in the September 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery provides more detail on this scientific development. [More]
Pharmatech begins enrollment for AccessPPM program

Pharmatech begins enrollment for AccessPPM program

Pharmatech initiated enrollment for its AccessPPM program after a two-year investment into this game-changing method for matching cancer patients to cancer clinical trials. [More]
Widespread awareness, better treatment lower prostate cancer death rates

Widespread awareness, better treatment lower prostate cancer death rates

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening. [More]
Pathologists help determine prostate cancer patient’s eligibility for active surveillance

Pathologists help determine prostate cancer patient’s eligibility for active surveillance

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Active surveillance offers low-risk prostate cancer patients a means to avoid the potentially harmful side effects from treatment. [More]
Statistical genetic analysis can detect aggressiveness of lymphoma

Statistical genetic analysis can detect aggressiveness of lymphoma

Each year, more than one thousand Norwegians develop lymphoma. A statistical genetic analysis can detect when the disease will be aggressive. Thereby, treatment can be initiated in time. [More]
Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of Urinary Tract Infections after Prostate Biopsy Highest in Men with Prior Infections or Significant Comorbidities, Report Swedish Researchers in The Journal Of Urology® [More]
BRCA2 mutations herald poor prognosis in screen-detected prostate cancer

BRCA2 mutations herald poor prognosis in screen-detected prostate cancer

Among men with prostate cancer detected on screening, survival among those with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene is much poorer than in those without such a mutation, researchers report. [More]
Study reveals treatment trends for prostate cancer in Japan

Study reveals treatment trends for prostate cancer in Japan

There has been a recent increase in use of radiotherapy in Japanese men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and a concomitant decrease in use of androgen deprivation therapy, study findings indicate. [More]
Clinical trial tests COXEN model in bladder cancer to find promising treatment

Clinical trial tests COXEN model in bladder cancer to find promising treatment

Imagine being able to match a cancer's genes to the best treatment. That's the promise of COXEN (CO eXpression ExtrapolatioN) - a computer program that looks at a panel of cancer genes in a patient's tumor to predict whether it will respond to chemotherapy. [More]
Healthy men participating in Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial are most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial are most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial who actively participate in all steps of the clinical trial are most likely to undergo a biopsy, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention - a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
MRI technology improves prostate cancer diagnosis

MRI technology improves prostate cancer diagnosis

Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensional map of the prostate that allows physicians to view growths that were previously undetectable. [More]
Identifying epigenetic markers in cancer cells could improve patient treatment

Identifying epigenetic markers in cancer cells could improve patient treatment

Scientists have known for decades that cancer can be caused by genetic mutations, but more recently they have discovered that chemical modifications of a gene can also contribute to cancer. [More]
Researchers develop new way of using electricity to open blood-brain-barrier

Researchers develop new way of using electricity to open blood-brain-barrier

A team of researchers from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new way of using electricity to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). [More]
Scientists aim to understand and treat painful bladder condition

Scientists aim to understand and treat painful bladder condition

Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are on a mission to better understand and treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a painful and difficult-to-diagnose bladder condition. [More]
New market research report on Canadian endoscopic and surgical devices market

New market research report on Canadian endoscopic and surgical devices market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Canadian Endoscopic and Surgical Devices Market. [More]
Patient with mechanical heart pump receives new gene therapy for heart failure

Patient with mechanical heart pump receives new gene therapy for heart failure

For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received a new gene therapy for heart failure at Harefield Hospital, London. [More]
Prostate cancer screening could cut deaths by one fifth

Prostate cancer screening could cut deaths by one fifth

Routine screening for prostate cancer could reduce the number of people who die from the illness by around a fifth, according to findings from a major European trial. [More]