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PSMA PET imaging more precise than MR imaging for detection of high-grade prostate cancer lesions

PSMA PET imaging more precise than MR imaging for detection of high-grade prostate cancer lesions

A molecular imaging biomarker is able to detect fast-growing primary prostate cancer and distinguish it from benign prostate lesions, addressing an unmet clinical need. The new research, published in the July 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, is significant for patients with suspected prostate cancer that has not been confirmed by standard biopsy. [More]
New approach may offer improved way to detect early breast cancer

New approach may offer improved way to detect early breast cancer

Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micromestastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. [More]
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University participate in NCI MATCH Trial

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University participate in NCI MATCH Trial

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of the lead academic centers participating in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) Trial in the United States, set to begin in the next few weeks. [More]
Lightpoint Medical receives R01 grant from US National Cancer Institute

Lightpoint Medical receives R01 grant from US National Cancer Institute

Lightpoint Medical, an innovative medical device company specializing in imaging technologies announced today that it has received an R01 grant of $2.6M million from the US National Cancer Institute. The funding will support clinical trials of Lightpoint's EnLight™ molecular imaging technology in lymph node cancer and a range of gynecologic cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. [More]

Illinois Health and Science acquires IBA Molecular North America

IBA Molecular, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals, announced today the completion of the previously announced sale of its US operations, IBA Molecular North America, Inc., to Illinois Health and Science (IHS), a non-profit healthcare system based in Decatur, Illinois. [More]
Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. A new study reports that a targeted molecular contrast agent can be used successfully to cause lung adenocarcinomas to fluoresce during pulmonary surgery. [More]

Same brain cells involved in encoding and retrieving memories

Are the same regions and even the same cells of the brain area called hippocampus involved in encoding and retrieving memories or are different areas of this structure engaged? This question has kept neuroscientists busy for a long time. Researchers at the Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory" at RUB have now found out that the same brain cells exhibit activity in both processes. [More]

MR Solutions unveils preclinical, cryogen-free MRI systems at ISMRM 2015 and SNMMI 2015

Delegates visiting MR Solutions’ new exhibition stand at ISMRM 2015 and SNMMI 2015, in June 2015, were thrilled to see the company’s 3T, 4.7T and 7T MRI cryogen-free magnet technology for preclinical imaging. [More]
Dual breast exam using MRI and NIRST more accurate than MRI alone

Dual breast exam using MRI and NIRST more accurate than MRI alone

By combining two modalities of imaging, investigators from Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, led by Keith Paulsen, PhD with first author Michael Mastanduno and collaborators from Xijing Hospital in Xian, China, demonstrated that a dual breast exam using MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone. [More]
Three National Laureates selected for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Three National Laureates selected for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

A chemist who has made important discoveries in both the human brain and sustainable energy, a neurosurgeon who has done pioneering work mapping the "blueprint" of how humans speak and hear, and a computer scientist who has changed our understanding of the capacity of wireless networks are the three winners of the 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. [More]
Targeted molecular-imaging method could help identify early stages of prostate cancer

Targeted molecular-imaging method could help identify early stages of prostate cancer

A targeted molecular-imaging method under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could help detect early stages of prostate cancer and improve image-directed biopsies. [More]
PSMA can be an ideal target for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

PSMA can be an ideal target for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a surface protein that is normally present on healthy prostate cells, but is found at much higher levels on prostate cancer cells. It is barely found in the rest of the body. "Therefore, PSMA is an ideal target for diagnostic purposes as well as targeted therapies against prostate cancer," says biotechnologist Dr. Matthias Eder of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ). [More]
Study can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce Alzheimer's risk

Study can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce Alzheimer's risk

Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as a tool to measure and help manage cognitive declines in patients. These imaging findings can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease. [More]
MR Solutions provides advanced preclinical imaging solution at Manchester University

MR Solutions provides advanced preclinical imaging solution at Manchester University

This new state of the art preclinical imaging system was developed, supplied and installed by MR Solutions of Guildford, Surrey and supported by the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform with a grant for equipment to the Stem Cell Safety Hub. [More]
EKF Diagnostics highlighting cancer molecular diagnostics products at ASCO 2015

EKF Diagnostics highlighting cancer molecular diagnostics products at ASCO 2015

EKF subsidiary, Selah Genomics’ newly introduced PrecisionPath™ next generation sequencing (NGS) technology cancer test will be a key focus on Booth #19141... [More]
CNIO researchers identify new strategy to combat cancer

CNIO researchers identify new strategy to combat cancer

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered a new strategy to fight cancer, which is very different from those described to date. Their work shows for the first time that telomeres -- the structures protecting the ends of the chromosomes -- may represent an effective anti-cancer target: by blocking the TRF1 gene, which is essential for the telomeres, they have shown dramatic improvements in mice with lung cancer. [More]
Noninvasive nuclear medicine test can help determine effectiveness of aromatase inhibitor treatment

Noninvasive nuclear medicine test can help determine effectiveness of aromatase inhibitor treatment

A new, noninvasive nuclear medicine test can be used to determine whether aromatase inhibitor treatment will be effective for specific cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
LaVision BioTec reports on the research work of the Milan-based Iannacone Laboratory to study virus responses using intravital microscopy

LaVision BioTec reports on the research work of the Milan-based Iannacone Laboratory to study virus responses using intravital microscopy

LaVison BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, report on the research of Dr Matteo Iannacone of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan where intravital microscopy is being applied to the study of host-viruses and associated immune responses. [More]
Novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT effective for early detection of prostate cancer recurrence

Novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT effective for early detection of prostate cancer recurrence

A recent study reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that it had substantially higher detection rates of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. [More]
Positive CHMP opinion recommends RELISTOR for treatment of opioid-induced constipation

Positive CHMP opinion recommends RELISTOR for treatment of opioid-induced constipation

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending a new indication for RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient in adult patients, aged 18 years and older. [More]
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