Navigation Links
MRI and PET/CT improve cervical cancer patient's chances for optimal treatment
Date:3/3/2009

Pretreatment MRI and PET/CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality therapy (surgery followed by chemoradiation), according to a study performed at the Institute for Technology Assessment in Boston, MA.

An interdisciplinary team of investigators developed a decision-analytic model to determine the value of pretreatment imaging with MRI and/or PET/CT in patients with FIGO Stage IB cervical cancer. "Stage IB cervical cancer, in the absence of pre-treatment imaging, is treated with surgery. As surgery cannot completely resect the cancer in many of these patients, they receive post-surgical chemoradiation, i.e. trimodality therapy," said Pari Pandharipande, MD, lead author of the study. "The goal of pre-treatment imaging is to identify these patients noninvasively, spare them surgery and have them treated with chemoradiation alone," she said. Study results showed that while imaging does not improve survival, PET/CT resulted in the highest percentage of patients receiving correct primary therapy (89%) and use of both MRI and PET/CT spared the most patients of trimodality therapy (95%).

"Pretreatment imaging can triage patients to optimal primary treatment choices that minimize the risk of long-term complications and morbidity while preserving chances for survival," said Dr. Pandharipande. "Because both over- and underestimation of disease extent can result in adverse patient outcomes, determining the extent of disease accurately up front is critical. For example, when patients are subjected to pelvic surgery, and then are radiated in the same operative field, complication rates can increase by a substantial percentage, as compared to if they were simply treated with surgery alone or chemoradiation alone. Our study shows how pre-treatment imaging may improve chances of correctly receiving surgery or chemoradiation instead of both," sa
'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. PET/CT may improve prognosis for patients with inflammatory breast cancer
2. PET/CT scan could be valuable noninvasive tool for determining stages of ovarian cancer
3. MRI and PET/CT can prevent unnecessary treatment of some cervical cancer patients
4. PET/CT planning beneficial for head and neck cancer patients
5. Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancers Spread
6. PET/CT brings new hope to patients with deadly form of breast cancer
7. PET/CT Brings New Hope to Patients With Deadly Form of Breast Cancer
8. 18F-DG PET/CT can highly increase the detection of colorectal cancer
9. Zebra Technologies Introduces New Soft Infant Wristbands for Improved Safety and Comfort
10. CVS Caremark Health Management Programs Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Better Manage Weight Issues and Improve BMI
11. VHA Selects Clinical Xpert from Thomson Reuters as its Preferred Solution for Mobile Clinical Improvement Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... Millennium Treatment Group has recently noticed an ... level of drug use among teenagers. The treatment facility aims ... and work to minimize drug abuse. , America is currently ... addiction in history. According to the National Institute of ... aged 12 or older—or 9.2 percent of the population—had used ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use ... Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 ... were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year. And the percentage ... 2007 to 23 percent in 2011. Experts ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and ... the United States, a new survey shows. About four ... be a major Ebola outbreak in the United States, and ... will get sick with the deadly virus in the next ... poll. However, those opinions don,t match reality, the Harvard ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Natural ... Kevin Richardson to restore his own vision from legally blind ... Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “There is a ... or contacts for everyday function, and most people just think ... to corrective eye surgery that can be pretty risky at ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... DENVER Bcl-2-like protein 11 (BIM) deletion in ... with shorter progression free survival (PFS) in epidermal ... or chemotherapy treated Asian patients. Also, BIM deletion ... patients. , The BIM protein can activate the ... pathway in cells. BIM deletion has been detected ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Sees Increase in Marijuana Use Among Youth 2Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 2Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 3Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 4Health News:Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey 2Health News:Natural Clear Vision: Review Exposes Kevin Richardson’s Program for Restoring Vision Naturally 2Health News:Deletion predicts survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer 2
... to new environments, scientists say , FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay ... light on skin color changes in humans. , A ... gene that,s responsible for color differences in both species. , ... have little in common, they share many similarities, noted study ...
... Bowes Program Bolstered by Celebrity Support, WASHINGTON, ... grateful for supportive cards, especially during,the holiday season. ... to the,American Red Cross for delivery to hospitalized ... and his wife, Elizabeth, heard,about the program and ...
... Illinois smokers comply with new law, CHICAGO, Dec. 14 ... taking effect January 1. Smoke Free,Illinois makes it illegal to ... $250.00., Non-smokers are thrilled to get rid of those ... furious. Further forced into exile, smokers,can,t even huddle by the ...
... yoga one step further with,a personalized yoga mat. Introduced ... lovers the option to embroider their name, friend,s,name, or ... yoga mat., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071214/NYF023LOGO ), ... to offer more,options when choosing a yoga mat. "I ...
... and Lejon,Boudreaux are running a minimum of a marathon ... and tons of highway,debris to get a message across., ... to:, http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/blackaidsinstitute/31094/ , "We want 1 million African ... National HIV Testing Day," says Sacco, 26, who came ...
... , FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Men whose mothers, ... in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may also have the ... study finds. , Most of those men are unaware ... in Philadelphia, who examined how families discuss genetic test results. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fish Give Clues to Human Skin Color Changes 2Health News:Randy Travis Participates in American Red Cross Holiday Card Program to Wounded Service Members 2Health News:Randy Travis Participates in American Red Cross Holiday Card Program to Wounded Service Members 3Health News:Smoke Free Illinois is a Positive Change 2Health News:Is Your Yoga Mat Lacking Personality? 2Health News:Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles 2Health News:Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles 3Health News:Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 /CNW/ - On Aug. 20, at its annual ... Medical Association (CMA) voted on and approved a delegate ... medicinal cannabis. Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., a leading Canadian licensed ... motion. The CMA is quite right to ... smoking any plant material, including medicinal cannabis. While some ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 MC Medical, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi ... Columbus, OH medical device company, have formally ... and robotic visualization system in Japan . ... in Japan in the latter half ... an extensive product portfolio in endoscopic surgery market in ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aug. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... and Chinese Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014" report ... Chinese Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014 is a professional ... global particulate respirators industry with a focus on the ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bedrocan Canada Statement Regarding Canadian Medical Association Motion on Smoking Marijuana 2MC Medical agrees to be the exclusive distributor of FloShield products in Japan 2Global and Chinese Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014 2
... Oct. 21 Sanofi-aventis announced today,that the ... (MHLW) has granted,approval for a Supplemental New ... coronary syndrome (unstable angina pectoris, non-ST elevation,myocardial ... being planned" for Plavix(R) (clopidogrel). Approximately ...
... Makes Cover of ... Molecular Cell, BUFFALO, N.Y., ... the structure,of the first mammalian GRP94 protein implicated in immune diseases such ... a,cover article in a top scientific journal -- Molecular Cell. Gewirth,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned 2Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned 3Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned 4Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned 5First High-Res 3-D Structures of Mammalian HSP90 Protein Solved, Key to Better Targets for AIDS, Sepsis, Cancer Drugs 2First High-Res 3-D Structures of Mammalian HSP90 Protein Solved, Key to Better Targets for AIDS, Sepsis, Cancer Drugs 3First High-Res 3-D Structures of Mammalian HSP90 Protein Solved, Key to Better Targets for AIDS, Sepsis, Cancer Drugs 4
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: