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Lymph is clear or white fluid that travels through vessels, moves within tissues and work to keep all the parts of the body clean. After passing through the channels of the lymphatic system they drain into the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes act as filters along the lymphatic system. These nodes trap germs like bacteria, viruses, toxins as well as cancer cells and ensure that these are removed from the body.
Three-gene test may aid earlier lung cancer detection

Three-gene test may aid earlier lung cancer detection

Methylation of three genes may help with the early diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer, research suggests. [More]
bioTheranostics, Prime Health Services sign contract to expand genomic tests

bioTheranostics, Prime Health Services sign contract to expand genomic tests

bioTheranostics, Inc., the leading genomic solutions provider for cancer diagnosis, has signed a contract with Prime Health Services, Inc., a national preferred provider organization network, to cover the company's genomic tests for breast cancer patients and patients with metastatic disease. [More]

Solid-dominant lung cancer histology no barrier to segmentectomy

Complete resection with segmentectomy is as effective as lobectomy for patients with solid-dominant clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma, Japanese study findings suggest. [More]

Solid-dominant lung cancer histology no barrier to segmentectomy

Complete resection with segmentectomy is as effective as lobectomy for patients with solid-dominant clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma, Japanese study findings suggest. [More]
Treatment option for women with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva

Treatment option for women with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva

A team of researchers from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island commanded a national stage to present the results of a study evaluating the use of sentinel lymph node dissection in women with vulvar malignancies, and then follow the patients for complications and recurrence. [More]
Imaging cancer in children using MRI: an interview with Dr. Heike E. Daldrup-Link, Stanford University School of Medicine

Imaging cancer in children using MRI: an interview with Dr. Heike E. Daldrup-Link, Stanford University School of Medicine

There have been a number of scientific publications recently that suggest that the radiation exposure from imaging tests can induce secondary cancers later in life. [More]

Endomagnetics receives award for Best New Product

Endomagnetics, the company enjoying international commercial success with its medical device technology, has been given the award for Best New Product or Business Model in this year’s Business Weekly awards. The award was made at a gala dinner at Queens’ College, Cambridge last night. [More]
Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

The presence of lymphatic invasion indicates a worse prognosis for patients with pathologically node-positive lung adenocarcinoma, compared with its absence, indicate Japanese study findings. [More]
Dartmouth researchers develop unique approach to treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dartmouth researchers develop unique approach to treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dartmouth researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant. [More]
Sentinel node biopsy increases survival rates in melanoma patients

Sentinel node biopsy increases survival rates in melanoma patients

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental in making significant improvements to the diagnostic procedure called sentinel node biopsy for melanoma patients and teaching this procedure to physicians from around the world. [More]
Researchers look at health threat to pregnant women with history of Kawasaki disease

Researchers look at health threat to pregnant women with history of Kawasaki disease

In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care. [More]

Perioperative blood transfusion worsens kidney cancer patients’ survival

Patients who receive blood transfusions around the time of their surgery for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma have a worse chance of survival than those who do not, results of a large US study suggest. [More]

Avoiding cSMG during radiation therapy is safe in head and neck cancer patients

Avoiding the contralateral submandibular gland during radiation therapy is feasible and safe with advanced stage, node positive head and neck cancers and base of tongue lesions, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. [More]

Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

For head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, a reduction in the amount of radiation treatment volume to the submandibular (level IB) lymph nodes resulted in better patient-reported salivary function, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. [More]
New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

Many vaccines, including those for influenza, polio, and measles, consist of a killed or disabled version of a virus. However, for certain diseases, this type of vaccine is ineffective, or just too risky. [More]

Study affirms new standard for detecting melanoma metastasis to the lymph nodes

Long-term research that was initiated at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center on lymphatic mapping and sentinel-node biopsy, techniques for detecting the earliest spread (metastasis) of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has confirmed that these techniques significantly prolong patients' disease-free and melanoma-specific survival over the traditional observational "watch and wait" techniques. [More]

Biotheranostics launches complete genomic tests for metastatic cancer patients

bioTheranostics, Inc., today introduced the bioT3 Metastatic Cancer Solution, a suite of genomic-based tests that provide personalized diagnostic information and therapeutic guidance for metastatic cancer patients across the continuum of care. [More]

Primary tumor, node location important in stage III NSCLC prognosis

Researchers from Japan say that classifying clinical mediastinal lymph node status based on the location of the primary tumor and the node involved could improve prognosis in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer compared with pathologic node status. [More]
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, GMST sign distribution agreement for Lymphoseek Injection in Taiwan

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, GMST sign distribution agreement for Lymphoseek Injection in Taiwan

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced today it has entered into a distribution agreement for Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection in Taiwan with Global Medical Solutions Taiwan, Ltd., a leading in-country distributor of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging products. [More]
Study examines prevalence, severity and factors associated with chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

Study examines prevalence, severity and factors associated with chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

In a study that included more than 800 women who had undergone surgery for breast cancer, the majority reported some level of pain 12 months after surgery, and factors associated with pain included chronic preoperative pain, chemotherapy, preoperative depression and pain in the area to be operated, according to a study appearing in the January 1 issue of JAMA. [More]