Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor
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  July 19, 2017  
  Radiology  
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 Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumorStudy: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor
 
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after surgery (adjuvant).
 
 
 Researchers develop metal-free contrast agent that could be safer for high-risk patientsResearchers develop metal-free contrast agent that could be safer for high-risk patients
 
To enhance the visibility of organs as they are scanned with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), patients are usually injected with a compound known as a contrast agent before going into the scanner. The most commonly used MRI contrast agents are based on the metal gadolinium; however, these metal compounds can be harmful for young children or people with kidney problems.
 
   Researchers discover reason for chemoresistance in small cell lung cancerResearchers discover reason for chemoresistance in small cell lung cancer
 
Approximately one year after successful treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy, patients with advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), which primarily affects heavy smokers, generally relapse with recurrence of tumours that are resistant to further chemotherapy.
 
   Dementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging projectDementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging project
 
Dementia researchers are to receive a £1.9 million investment to identify the earliest brain changes associated with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
 
   ASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancerASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancer
 
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance coverage regarding the use of proton beam therapy to treat cancer.
 
 IBS scientists create first nanoparticle-based tissue adhesive to seal bleeding and guide surgery
 
IBS scientists create first nanoparticle-based tissue adhesive to seal bleeding and guide surgeryAs open surgery has gradually been replaced by minimally-invasive and image-guided procedures, tissue adhesives are taking the place of sutures and surgical staples.
 
 
 Beaumont Health's new Proton Therapy Center starts treating cancer patients
 
Beaumont Health's new Proton Therapy Center starts treating cancer patientsBill Baker, an 86-year-old Mid-Michigan man with brain cancer, is the first patient to receive treatment at Beaumont Health's new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
 
 
 Proscia introduces new concept to transform pathology labs, drive digital evolution
 
Proscia introduces new concept to transform pathology labs, drive digital evolutionProscia Inc., a software solutions provider for digital pathology, announced today the introduction of its new concept: Software as a Lab. Proscia’s President and CEO David West will outline how the pathology lab of the future will operate in a session at the 2017 Digital Pathology Congress: USA on July 10-11 in Chicago.
 
 
 Developing software for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking
 
Developing software for cell and gene therapy supply chain trackingThe first thing is, to always remember that we're dealing with a living drug, cells, which are very sensitive to environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity etc. All of those things can impact on the viability of the drug and its effectiveness.
 
 
 Diagnostic signature uses artificial intelligence to detect long-term concussion
 
Diagnostic signature uses artificial intelligence to detect long-term concussionLawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect brain trauma years after it has occurred.
 
 
 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
 
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively due to the thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle which becomes stiff as a result. The condition is very common and affects around one in 500 men and women in the UK. It can affect people at any age and, among young people, it is a common cause of sudden cardiac death.