Navigation Links
Targeted prostate biopsy has potential to improve diagnosis of prostate cancer
Date:12/10/2012

New York, NY, December 10, 2012 Diagnosis of prostate cancer remains imperfect. Current methods of prostate biopsy are limited by over detection of slow-growing tumors and under detection of clinically relevant cancers. Investigators at the University of California-Los Angeles Department of Urology have found that a new technique of targeted biopsy in a clinic setting, using local anesthesia, may improve diagnosis and aid in selecting which patients are suitable for active surveillance and which need focal therapy (noninvasive techniques for destroying small tumors within the prostate). Their results are published in The Journal of Urology.

"The technology exists to biopsy prostate tumors under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance and this has been shown to improve prostate cancer diagnosis," says first author Geoffrey Sonn, MD, Department of Urology, Institute of Urologic Oncology, University of California-Los Angeles. "But such procedures are time-consuming, costly, and impractical in most settings. Magnetic resonance ultrasound (MR-US) systems that fuse stored MR images with real-time ultrasound combine the resolution of MRI with the ease and practicality of ultrasound, offering a savings in time and cost, while potentially retaining the accuracy of MR-guided biopsy. However there are further limiting factors the need for monitored anesthesia care, or a transperineal approach and general anesthesia."

Investigators report on the findings in a group of men who underwent MR-US fusion biopsy as outpatients at the UCLA Clark Urology Center. Of the 171 men in the study, 106 underwent biopsy for surveillance, while 65 had an increased prostate specific antigen (PSA) level but previously negative biopsies. All had a median PSA of 4.9 ng/ml and a median prostate size of 48 cc. Following a procedure lasting about 20 minutes, none of the patients required hospitalization.

The researchers found that a targeted biopsy was three t
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Gruner
jumedia@elsevier.com
212-633-3923
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study
2. Researchers report first success of targeted therapy in most common non-small cell lung cancer
3. New targeted therapy for advanced prostate cancer shows anti-tumor activity in clinical trials
4. Temple researchers show targeted cancer drug may stunt hearts ability to repair itself
5. Large lung cancer study shows potential for more targeted therapies
6. Deadly witch hunts targeted by grassroots womens groups
7. Pitt: Targeted oxidation-blocker prevents secondary damage after traumatic brain injury
8. Treating drug resistant cancer through targeted inhibition of sphingosine kinase
9. Lower risk of serious side-effects in trials of new targeted drugs
10. Killer infections targeted by hospital study
11. Inflammatory pathway spurs cancer stem cells to resist HER2-targeted breast cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter ... spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia ... For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers ... losing the spouse was associated with a later age of ... study researcher Dr. Bryan Woodruff. Woodruff, an assistant ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... celebrating its Grand Opening on Monday, July 14th, ... 06830. The celebration will last all week through ... new patients. Everyone is welcomed to attend. The ... who provides physician-administered skincare, anti-aging, weight loss services, ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Many people are ... undergo plastic surgery to reduce a “double chin.” ... eliminates the need to go under the knife. Jawflex ... the jaw muscles, therefore tightening the skin in that ... , Jawflex is used for facial exercise, double chin ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Tysons, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... been a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline ... Corner becoming its own municipality, known simply as “Tysons”, ... Sheraton Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming ... Stations located in the heart of Tysons brings an ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Kenn Renner recently released a new video describing ... describe the business on Austin Real Estate Investments . ... Kenn Renner – is internationally recognized for his combined expertise ... , Investing in real estate is a great way for ... their career, while others like to do it as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds 2Health News:Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds 3Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 2Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 3Health News:Jawflex | Double Chin Exercise for Double Chin Reduction 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 3Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 4
... women, especially, the brew could boost heart health, study finds ... coffee lovers: Drinking up to six cups a day of ... a new study shows. , In fact, coffee might even ... "Our results suggest that long-term, regular coffee consumption does not ...
... EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 16 Through emotional ... Benatar and,Neil Giraldo helped the Starkey Hearing Foundation, ... a record $5,045,000 at its annual,"So the World ... at the,RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. With money ...
... and pharmaceuticals were important to medicine in the 19th,& 20th ... century,and biofeedback is an important component of Behavioral Medicine, Dr. ... Basmajian, Member of the ... the World,s Leading Sport,Psychologists that trained Canada,s top Olympic athletes ...
... association between chilhood overweight and higher readings , , ... high blood pressure in childhood are also prone to ... 50 studies conducted over four decades in different countries. ... pressure tracks from childhood to adulthood and that elevated ...
... Jose, CA, June 11, 2008 ... the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and ... Clinical Simulation in Nursing ( www.nursingsimulation.org ) beginning ... only journal provides information about the development and ...
... Mike,Leavitt today declared a public health emergency in ... gives HHS, Centers for Medicare &,Medicaid Services, (CMS) ... in meeting emergency health needs., "The flooding ... individual and,to their communities," Secretary Leavitt said. "This ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 2Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 3Health News:Garth Brooks, Jon McLaughlin, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Raise Their Voices to Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise More Than $5 Million at Annual Fundraiser 2Health News:Biofeedback Workshops & Distance Learning Offer Credits and Training Options 2Health News:High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood 2Health News:INACSL and Elsevier partner to publish Clinical Simulation in Nursing 2Health News:HHS Takes Action to Help Medicare Beneficiaries and Providers in Iowa and Indiana 2Health News:HHS Takes Action to Help Medicare Beneficiaries and Providers in Iowa and Indiana 3
(Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014  GenSpera, Inc. ... for the treatment of cancer, announces that Kareg ... , has issued the following research report on  ... Traube , Director of Research, Kareg Corporation, Initiating ... Read the full report: http://www.genspera.com/press/140711_Genspera_research_report_July2014.pdf ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Calif. , July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announces a technology partnership with global bioengineering ... its technology for quick-to-market products. ... and DNA2.0,s machine learning optimization technologies, such ... up the process of engineering proteins in ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products ... its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at ... Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing , PRC. All ... vote and are invited to attend. The primary agenda of ... Yuk Lam Lo , Simon Anderson , Kenneth Lee ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 2Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 3Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 4Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 5Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 6Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 2Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 3Sinovac Schedules 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2Sinovac Schedules 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 3
... A surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... EBI OsteoGen surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... of nonunions when surgery is already planned ... concern. Because the OsteoGen is totally surgically ...
... contact between grant material and fracture ends ... bones., ,Grid-Like Format of Mesh Cathode Provides ... , ,The innovative Mesh Cathode of the ... and a scaffolding effect designed to increase ...
... Cystoscope System using EndoSheath Technology introduces ... urologists in both their hospitals and ... flexible cystoscope with the sterile, protective ... procedures, while minimizing the costs of ...
... Plasma-CISE™ (wire electrodes) and Plasma-CUT™ ... devices that produce precise, consistent ... spread and Vapor sealing of ... The devices provide excellent results ...
Medicine Products: