Navigation Links
Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

A minute endoscope, less than 1mm in diameter, presents a new opportunity for the early detection of breast cancer. The research team included Hollywood film technicians who worked alongside Dr Nicolas Beechey-Newham and colleagues from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s clinical oncology unit at Guy’s Hospital in London to produce the “micro-camera”. //

The camera – small enough to enter the opening in a nipple – is able to view the lining of the milk ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread beyond the ducts. Images are relayed to television screens from which doctors can evaluate cells for the presence of pre-malignant changes. If abnormalities are spotted, biopsy of the affected area can then take place.

Doctors have speculated the new endoscope may allow cancer to be identified long before it becomes physically detectable in the form of a lump. They believe that, within the next few years, introduction of the new technique may make it possible to prevent breast cancer by improved screening of high-risk groups of women.

Further developments currently underway may allow the collection of cells from abnormal areas using the endoscope, avoiding the need for biopsy altogether. Although general anaesthetic has been used so far, it is also likely that the procedure may soon be possible with local anaesthetic. Pre-cancerous cells have already been identified in four women who had symptoms such as nipple discharge.
br>
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Acupuncture provides relief
2. Hormone therapy provides no heart benefit
3. MicroRNA provides new insight into birth defects
4. Cholesterol provides immunity against infection by certain parasites
5. John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education
6. Protein provides antioxidant protection to Neurons
7. Hope Lodges provides free stay to cancer patients
8. Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer
9. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
10. Support therapy helps breast cancer patients
11. Variation in breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Columbus OH. Dr. Justin Harper, Founder ... few medical professionals in the country to sit on the 2017 National Advisory Board ... just 2 years Dr. Harper helped propel the clinic from a small start-up to ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Prominant bariatric ... Inc. is thrilled to offer the recently FDA-approved Obalon Balloon System to his ... to SkyLex Advanced Surgical’s already comprehensive list of weight-loss services. Dr. Liu ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... , ... With expansion and efficiency in mind, Patten Seed Company completed relocation ... plant opened in Marshallville in 2006, and a bagging and shipping facility has been ... of Patten Seed operations to the Middle Georgia location from their previous home in ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... you to all who attended Capio Partners Winter 2017 Healthcare Leadership Symposium in beautiful ... offered an opportunity to collaborate and network with healthcare colleagues across the United States. ... for a lively discussion on trends and issues that healthcare leaders will face in ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... Bacteria and fungi are probably not ... microorganisms are bad. In fact, including the right microorganisms in your diet can actually improve ... favorite foods. , This is the topic of a new peer-reviewed paper ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... TEL AVIV, Israel , March 28, 2017 ... . This new business entity, Emosis Ltd, headquartered in ... and development of novel assays complementing the mother company existing technology ... support commercialization and sales development of Emosis kits. ... This strategic move starts building Emosis ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, ... on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies ... that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has notified ... 30 mcg) Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) has passed ... MAA is underway. The MAA for ARX-04 (known ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a ... significant unmet medical needs, today announced that it ... Office (JPO) for the composition of matter of ... the treatment or prevention of fibrotic disorders, including ... retinopathy (Japanese Patent #: 6060071).  This patent includes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: