Navigation Links
Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier
Date:9/12/2008

Analysis suggests CT scan could boost detection 21% in those with unexplained masses

FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Doing more thorough screening of people with unexplained blood clots -- particularly in the legs, arms and lungs -- could increase the rate of cancer detection among these people by 21 percent, according to a new research analysis.

Scientists with the Ottawa Health Research Institute, who studied data from almost 10,000 patients in 34 studies, found that the basic cancer screening strategy regularly used on these patients only detects 49 percent of cancers. However, following a more extensive protocol that includes a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis detected 70 percent of cancers.

The study, published in the Sept. 2 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, noted that blood clots in the legs, arms and lungs (called venous thromboembolism) can be an early sign of an underlying cancer, as up to 10 percent of these patients are diagnosed with cancer within a year of the venous thromboembolism.

"To treat cancer effectively, it is essential that we detect it as early as possible, and our analysis shows that CT scanning may help us do this in this high-risk group of patients," Marc Carrier, an associate scientist at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, said in a news release from the group.

Carrier and his team are testing a modified CT scanning procedure that may further increase the rate of cancer detection.

More information

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about blood clots.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Ottawa Health Research Institute, news release, Sept. 1, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) Selects Broadlane to Provide Comprehensive Supply Chain Services
2. Health Media Network Broadcasts The Wumblers
3. Conde Nast Media Group Announces Performance of Just Stand Up to be Fed Live from the Stage at FASHION ROCKS to ABC, CBS and NBCs Simultaneous Broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer Nationwide Fund-Raising Event On September 5th
4. SIRIUS XM Radio Joins Stand Up To Cancer Campaign with Live Broadcast of Star-Studded Just Stand Up Fundraising Event on September 5
5. NTSA's SimTV.org Broadcasts Video from Modeling & Simulation Event on Capitol Hill
6. Banque Centrale Populaire Consolidates Activity Abroad With New Trade Finance Solutions From Misys
7. USPTO Issues Patent Embodying Methodologies for Abating a Broad Range of Allergens, Pathogens, Viruses, Bacteria, Odors and Volatile Organic Compounds.
8. HTH Worldwide to Provide International Health Guide to Living Abroad.com
9. Broad Institute earns grant to support pathbreaking diabetes study
10. Synergy Broadcast Systems Announces Enhancements to MMDS Patient Education System
11. Broadlane's Live Group Buy Awards High-Field Open MRI Contract to Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one ... U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at ... former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the ... multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a ... health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, ... been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa ... contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, ... three leadership team developments today:   ... ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the ... chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk ... 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly ... ... Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: