Navigation Links
PET/CT Brings New Hope to Patients With Deadly Form of Breast Cancer
Date:11/27/2007

CHICAGO, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers are improving the chances of women faced with an aggressive and difficult to diagnose form of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer spreads quickly and can be lethal in six to nine months. But by using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT), radiologists and physicists are able to spot the spread of cancer earlier, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

"PET/CT is useful in staging inflammatory breast cancer, because it provides information on both the primary disease site, as well as disease involvement throughout the rest of the body," said Selin Carkaci, M.D., assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) in Houston. "In addition, PET/CT is also a practical tool for therapeutic planning."

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but extremely aggressive form of breast cancer that doesn't present like other forms of breast cancer. It accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. The disease tends to be diagnosed in women at a younger age and is characterized by redness, swelling or warmth in the breast. These symptoms occur within a three-month period. Often there is no palpable lump, and by the time it is diagnosed, the cancer has already metastasized, or spread, reducing the chances for survival. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for patients with inflammatory breast cancer is only 25 to 50 percent.

With FDG-PET/CT, researchers are able to accurately determine the location of metastases early in the disease process, when appropriate treatment can be administered.

"Breast cancer is not a local problem," said co-author Homer A. Macapinlac, M.D., chair and professor of nuclear medicine at UTMDACC. "It is a systemic disease."

'/>"/>
SOURCE Radiological Society of North America
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 18F-DG PET/CT can highly increase the detection of colorectal cancer
2. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
3. Naked Juice Brings Consumers Happiness by the Billions With First 100% Juice Smoothie Containing Probiotics
4. Activate America(R) Brings Together YMCAs Nationwide to Promote Small Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle During America on the Move Week With the YMCA, September 22-29, 2007
5. PSI Brings its Pioneering Efforts to a Close
6. Serta Brings Sweet Dreams and a Special Delivery to Deserving Women
7. Eclipsys User Network Brings Eclipsys Clients Together to Share Outcome Improvement Strategies
8. Governor Rendell Brings Tour to Insure to Scranton and Urges Passage of Plan to Give Access to Affordable Health Insurance
9. New Round of Lupus Research Institute Awards Brings Promise of More Breakthroughs
10. IncentOnes Sue Lewis brings "The Art and Science of Incentive Management" to AHIP Business Forum
11. American Diabetes Month(R) Brings Awareness to Growing Health Care Crisis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Acne is a common problem millions of American ... more than a daily nuisance, for some, it can have a ... can even lead to dramatic mood swings and depression. , ... clear up their skin. In some cases, that can make the ... and error, those on a quest for clearer skin can now ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... incretin mimetic claims continue to move forward in U.S. ... issued by AstraZeneca PLC on July 31, 2014, Byetta ... named in 409 product liability claims that allege the ... documents indicate that many of these claims are pending ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, ... on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around ... Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers ... said study lead author Dr. Brent Morris, a shoulder and ... suggests that doctors aren,t talking to one another about the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "My wife suffered neck, back and spine injuries ... of two inventors from Bethel, Alaska. "The whiplash contributed ... area. She tried other pillows to little avail. The ... comfort and providing extra sleep." , They created a ... head, neck and back comfortably. This enables the user ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 "My ... sleep knowing that, at any moment, her fever might ... order to keep me well aware of how she ... developed the TEMP ALARM to continuously monitor a child's ... develops a fever. This ensures that prompt medical care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Acne Treatment Reviews Added to Popular Treatment Website 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 3Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 3
... poor heart health, how to diagnose disease early and other tips to prolong ... ... a principle cause of death in dogs, affecting more than 10 percent of ... site devoted to this issue - www.yourdogsheart.com - is designed to ...
... method of assessing the quality of phase I ... conferences: EORTC-NCI-AACR (ENA) [1] and American Society of ... (23 October) at the 20th ENA Symposium on ... there is room for improvement and the researchers ...
... ... for hospitals, COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 21 As more hospitals ... survey(i) by,insurance provider Aflac finds that 86 percent of nurses say ... determining where,they choose to work, and more than half report they ...
... Vista Partners announced today,that it has updated coverage ... its $8.50 price. "MediciNova recently announced positive,preliminary data ... sizable,percentage of the asthma market potentially resulting in ... Medicinova,s other clinical,candidate, MN-166, is intended for the ...
... 21 Some 2.3 million,children a year, mostly from ... pay for preventive or other medical needs, even though ... a new study supported,by HHS, Agency for Healthcare Research ... of HHS, National Institutes of Health., The new ...
... The fifty-year-old program,s difference: Melting stored fat and increasing ... the body,s metabolism for ... of economic,instability, there is a different type of belt tightening going ... Green Valley Spa,has become the first destination spa in the U.S. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Web Site Devoted to Canine Heart Disease - A Leading Cause of Death in Dogs 2Health News:Assessing the quality of phase I clinical trial abstracts 2Health News:Assessing the quality of phase I clinical trial abstracts 3Health News:Nurses Report Quality Health Benefits Key to Choosing an Employer 2Health News:Vista Partners Updates Coverage on MediciNova Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV); Maintains $8.50 Price Target 2Health News:More Than 2 Million Children With Insured Parents Are Uninsured; Most Are Low or Middle Income 2Health News:More Than 2 Million Children With Insured Parents Are Uninsured; Most Are Low or Middle Income 3Health News:Green Valley Spa Now Offers hCG Weight Loss Therapy 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Ore. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  ... SAM Medical Products announced today ... voluntary recall to address a potential issue with ... used for the Axilla application of the SAM ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...  A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... and preliminary long term stricture resolution of benign ... issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Gastroenterology. ... conducted in 11 countries and five continents, and ... (FCSEMS) after extended indwell (i.e., up to 12 ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Medina Medical announced today that Mr. ... the Board of Directors on August 18, 2014. Mr. ... commercialization experience, including over a decade of direct experience ... a Partner of the medical device incubator The Foundry, ... Foundry start-ups. Mr. Engelson previously served as the Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2
... 20 Today, Family Research,Council President Tony Perkins ... Shinya Yamanaka. Thomson, the first to grow human ... in the journals Science,and Cell, respectively, showing that ... human skin cells, without first creating or,destroying human ...
... International,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a ... Dr. Victor Kiri, formerly with GlaxoSmithKline,as ... Clinical Research,Services business. Dr. Kiri,s responsibilities ... conduct of comparative observational studies, offering,epidemiological ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 2PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 3PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 4
... an extremely accurate digital A-scan system. The ... probe and fast precise algorithm enables scan ... along the visual axis. The A5500 A-scan ... monitor, built-in thermal printer, 5 different examination ...
... is extremely portable, weighing slightly more than ... system provides a large liquid crystal display. ... noise probe and fast precise algorithm enables ... probe along the visual axis. The Microscan ...
... Accurate, efficient and easy to use. The ... variety of regressive, theoretical, and adaptive IOL ... the patient. Convenient design features improve your ... hands-free operation, audible tone to minimize corneal ...
... Ultrasonic A-Scan offers so many ... package. Besides,its compact and lightweight ... measurement and easy operation.,Furthermore, it ... and manual gate.,NIDEK is proud ...
Medicine Products: