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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.
MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

Needle biopsy, the standard of care radiological procedure for diagnosing breast cancer, is underused with too many patients undergoing the more invasive, excisional biopsy to detect their disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Endomagnetics develops new probe for SentiMag instrument

Endomagnetics develops new probe for SentiMag instrument

Endomagnetics, the company developing a portfolio of products to improve the standard of cancer care, has developed a new, higher performance probe for its popular SentiMag instrument. [More]
New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

New program appears to be effective in reducing risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors

Viewed as one of the most unfortunate outcomes of breast cancer treatment, lymphedema is characterized by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstitial spaces of the affected limb, leading to chronic ipsilateral limb swelling causing psychosocial distress and physical challenges for patients. [More]
NanoString receives license from Health Canada to market Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

NanoString receives license from Health Canada to market Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced that it has received a Class III Medical Device License from Health Canada, clearing the company to market its Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay for assessing a woman's 10-year risk of distant recurrence and accurately identifying the intrinsic biologic subtype of the tumor. [More]
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

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 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 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

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

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]