Navigation Links
PET imaging significantly enhances standard imaging in lung cancer staging
Date:11/27/2007

November 27, 2007, 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. - Positron emission tomography (PET) is a useful diagnostic tool that supports the need for more accurate staging of lung cancer and improved treatment for patients, concludes an extensive systematic review published online today in Journal of National Cancer Institute.

The review conducted by the Lung Cancer Disease Site Group of Cancer Care Ontarios Program in Evidence-Based Care led by a Sunnybrook researcher, Dr. Yee Ung, evaluates the accuracy and utility of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET (18FDG-PET) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death and early diagnosis provides the best chance for long term survival, says Dr. Ung, chair, Lung Cancer Site Group, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook. It is our hope this systematic review contributes to clinical guideline discussions exploring the potential of PET as part of standard preoperative work-up - along with computed tomography (CT) - to further enhance assessment of early-stage lung cancer.

While the standard imaging technologies CT provide structural information and defines disease states based on anatomical changes, PET provides complementary information on biochemical processes that may precede gross anatomical changes.

Key findings drawn from the literature review include PET imaging is accurate in differentiating between benign and malignant lung tumours as small as 1 centimetre. PET was also shown to be more effective for mediastinal (lymph nodes in the centre of the chest) staging in non-small cell lung cancer. Nonetheless, confirmation of PET findings by surgical biopsy remains important. With best available data, the researchers also identified good accuracy in staging extensive versus limited stage small cell lung cancer.

The Lung Cancer Disease Site Group of Cancer Care Ontarios Program in Evidence-Based Care reviewed recent relevant health technology asses
'/>"/>

Contact: Natalie Chung-Sayers
416-480-4040
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
2. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
3. Fry Construction Selected for High-Profile Medical Imaging Project
4. Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd. Announces Publication of a Prospectus in Israel
5. Ultrasonix Adds Global Medical Imaging Into Its North American Sales Force
6. Imaging Software Helps Track, Treat Injured Brains
7. SNM seeks novel approaches to molecular imaging to showcase at annual meeting
8. SNM seeks novel approaches to molecular imaging to showcase at annual meeting
9. Revision: Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB Announce Partnership for Intra-Operative 3D Imaging and Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
10. Brain Imaging Expert Recruited to Study Autism at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
11. Medical Imaging Revolutionizes Modern Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and ... unique gene. The newly found marker could help ... a treatment regimen that is more effective. The ... A*STAR,s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), ... Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... It’s no secret that millions of Americans are ... on Drug Abuse, nearly 24 million Americans are using ... is the fact that the total number of users ... in a struggle with substance abuse often feel there ... newly-redesigned AbuseTreatmentCenters.net has released updated lists of substance ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Mateo, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... newest product—the Really Little Green Pouch —to meet ... to feed babies and toddlers homemade foods. , ... Little Green Pouch co-founder Maggie Crawford. She continues, ... kids, to limit exposure to things like pesticides and ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Botanica Day Spa has ... new and popular stem cell line from Pevonia®, ... wrinkles and naturally repairs the skin. The spa ... service by offering clients a complimentary dermaplaning session ... , Pevonia® continues to be a global leader ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling ... study indicates. Researchers looked at thousands of people in ... and 72 percent of women drove to work, 10 percent ... and 14 percent of men and 17 percent of women ... more and had higher levels of body fat than those ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse and response to chemotherapy 2Health News:Re-Launched AbuseTreatmentCenters.net Offering New List of Substance Abuse Resources 2Health News:Little Green Pouch Launches New Product to Help Health-conscious Parents Reduce Babies’ Eco-footprint 2Health News:New Stem Cell Facial Unveiled at Botanica Day Spa 2Health News:New Stem Cell Facial Unveiled at Botanica Day Spa 3Health News:Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home 2
... 7 (HealthDay News) -- In November, the U.S. Food and ... the treatment of breast cancer. But, a new study ... with a specific type of aggressive breast tumor when used ... (bevacizumab) had been approved in the United States in 2008 ...
... the fierce national debate over a new federal law ... widely assumed that private health insurance can do a ... U.S. government. But a first-of-its-kind analysis of newly ... comes to infants covered by insurance. Among the ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) ... with low-risk prostate cancer, a new draft report released ... concluded that research on the safety of "active surveillance" ... men opt for surgery or other treatments that can ...
... have altered natural bioelectrical communication among cells to directly ... at a particular location within a vertebrate organism. Using ... biologists at Tufts University,s School of Arts and Sciences ... of the head area. The researchers achieved most ...
... California,s low-income seniors with disabilities are struggling to remain in ... and may be slashed even further, according to a new ... with support from The SCAN Foundation. Should ... to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) on Dec. 15, as proposed ...
... Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 ... through strategically placed "seeds" had double the risk of a ... their entire breast, new research finds. This type ... side effects, including infection, according to the study. "We ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study 2Health News:Public health insurance offers insured infants better, less costly care than private plans 2Health News:Public health insurance offers insured infants better, less costly care than private plans 3Health News:Public health insurance offers insured infants better, less costly care than private plans 4Health News:Public health insurance offers insured infants better, less costly care than private plans 5Health News:Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Researchers discover that changes in bioelectric signals cause tadpoles to grow eyes in back, tail 2Health News:Researchers discover that changes in bioelectric signals cause tadpoles to grow eyes in back, tail 3Health News:Older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public programs lose funding 2Health News:Older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public programs lose funding 3Health News:Older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public programs lose funding 4Health News:Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer 2Health News:Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer 3
(Date:8/19/2014)...  The Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision on ... who mislead doctors into believing that prescription medicines the companies ... v. Wyeth, and the decision came after the Supreme Court ... year. Heninger Garrison Davis attorneys Lew Garrison and ... Danny Weeks . The decision won a ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Research and ... "Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing - Global Strategic Business Report" ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing in ... Vials, and IV solutions), Solid Dosage Forms (Tablets and ... Gels, Creams & Ointments). The report provides ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014  AVIA – a provider-led accelerator that puts ... problems in healthcare ­– announces Sutter Health, a not-for-profit ... as the most recent addition to the AVIA Innovator ... AVIA,s inaugural cohort focused helping patients navigate the healthcare ... a patient,s providers so they work as a larger ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing - Strategic Business Report 2014 2AVIA and Sutter Health Join Forces to Address Healthcare's Most Pressing Challenges 2
... measurement technology, today announced the addition of the EmBand 24™ to the EmBand™ family of neuromarketing measurement devices. , ... , , ... ... ...
... , ATLANTA , March 22 Fulcrum Ventures announced today that they invested $1.25 ... solution for kit design, production, client supply management and patient specimen tracking.  Based in Columbus, Georgia , ... ... , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EmSense Announces Release of Revolutionary EmBand 24(TM) 2EmSense Announces Release of Revolutionary EmBand 24(TM) 3EmSense Announces Release of Revolutionary EmBand 24(TM) 4Fulcrum Ventures Leads $1.25 Million Investment in Path-Tec, LLC 2Fulcrum Ventures Leads $1.25 Million Investment in Path-Tec, LLC 3