Navigation Links
New Research Shows PET Imaging Effective in Predicting Lung Cancer Outcomes
Date:10/5/2011

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional treatment following standard chemotherapy/radiation therapy, according to new research.

Mitch Machtay, MD, of the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and principle investigator for the study, presented the significant data today at 2 pm at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Miami Beach, Fla. The National Cancer Institute-funded trial, led by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) in collaboration with Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), enrolled 251 patients at 60 cancer centers around the country.

"Lung cancer remains the number one cancer killer in the United States. These findings have the potential to give cancer physicians a new tool to more effectively tailor treatments for patients with locally advanced lung cancer," says Dr. Machtay, Chairman of Radiation Oncology at UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. "This cooperative group study determined that the PET scan can show us which patients have the most aggressive tumors, potentially enabling us to intensify their treatment."

A PET scan is a unique type of imaging test that reveals physiologic processes in organs such as the lung. Unlike other types of medical imaging that display the body's structure, PET shows changes in metabolic and chemical activity caused by actively growing cancer cells. The scan visualizes areas of greater intensity, called "hot spots," and lights them up to help physicians pinpoint the disease.

In this study, stage III lung cancer patients had PET scans before and after a combined treatment regimen of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They measured how rapidly tumors absorb a radioacti
'/>"/>

SOURCE University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
2. Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Partners with Novartis to Advance Phase II Study of Deacetylase Inhibitor
3. Lexicon to Present Research Results at American Chemical Society Meeting Regarding Target of LX1031 Drug Candidate
4. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic Identify Site of Dysfunction in HDL, Carrier of Good Cholesterol
5. Video: New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking
6. Quark Pharmaceuticals Extends Research Agreement with State University of New York for Proprietary siRNA Compounds for Acute Hearing Loss
7. Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation
8. HistoRx and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Initiate Brain Tumor Biomarker Research Partnership
9. Diabetes Research Institute Invention Promotes Growth of Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells
10. Researchers Identify Virus Possibly Responsible for Declining Honeybee Population Using 454 Sequencing Technology from Roche
11. Peregrine Researchers Report Data Showing Bavituximabs Potential to Shrink Human Prostate Tumors in Model of Relapsed Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Investigation Report ... their offering. Developed by Pharmacia & ... receptor agonist which effectively reduces intraocular pressure. As ... latanoprost (under the trade name of Xalatan) entered ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PRINCETON, N.J. , Aug. 28, 2015  IP Shakti, ... Prediqtus, LLC. ... "Our new corporate identity signifies our ... the world,s first predictive analytics platform for patent claim validity." ... with the launch of the proprietary AIA Shield™ platform, the ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ANGELES , FARUM, Denmark and ... On July 31, 2015 the US Food and ... the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who ... in the current episode. TMS is a non-invasive technique for ... in patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. The procedure has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2IP Shakti, LLC Changes Company Name to Prediqtus, LLC 2Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 2Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 3
... 20 Kinetic Systems, Inc., a leading global provider ... general industry clients, announced today the appointment of Peter ... well as to its Board of Directors. He will ... Mr. Maris has been with Kinetics for ...
... Sept. 20 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), ... that its management is scheduled to present at the JMP ... 28, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. ... from the investor relations page of the Company,s Web site ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Kinetic Systems Appoints Peter M. Maris President & Chief Executive Officer 2Accuray Incorporated to Speak at JMP Securities Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... MeYou Health ... enhanced its mobile walking app, Walkadoo , by including an in-app step tracker. ... that adapt to each person’s walking habits. Rather than broadly assign every Walkadoo member ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... There’s big news ... in the digital healthcare industry. , Consumer driven health plans (CDHPs) are a ... an advisory and strategic role to the company, and another to answer customers’ questions ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Brooks Group, a global sales training ... devoted to helping organizations identify and keep the best talent both inside and ... Group believes in offering a solution that goes beyond simply providing assessments to ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... ... Now here’s some good health news: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are ... the majority of Americans eating more whole grains than they did five years ago. ... and others from the 2015 Whole Grains Consumer Insights Survey in time for September’s ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Now ... NOT CHANCES. (SM) will be featured on a digital screen projected above New ... designed to inspire and promote earlier awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Walkadoo™ Walking Program Now Includes In-app Step Tracker 2Health News:ZendyHealth Adds Two Prestigious Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) Experts 2Health News:ZendyHealth Adds Two Prestigious Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) Experts 3Health News:The Brooks Group Introduces Talent Management Division 2Health News:The Brooks Group Introduces Talent Management Division 3Health News:Most Americans Now Make Half Their Grains Whole 2Health News:Most Americans Now Make Half Their Grains Whole 3Health News:Most Americans Now Make Half Their Grains Whole 4Health News:Most Americans Now Make Half Their Grains Whole 5Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Rolls Out "TAKE ACTION. NOT CHANCES. (SM)" Campaign for September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Rolls Out "TAKE ACTION. NOT CHANCES. (SM)" Campaign for September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 3
... USA Annual General Assembly elected new officers and members of its ... recent 2009 National Conference in Washington, D.C.New officers include:, ... Debra Stock, Executive Director of YWCA York, Pennsylvania , ... of YWCA Greater Chicago, Illinois , ...
... At Entrepreneurs, Organization Los Angeles, (EO-LA) May Chapter event ... lessons learned along the way from CVS,s inception to ... held at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel, located at ... remarks from Mr. Hoagland will take place in the ...
... SAP Partner ,Ecosystem,FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 12 ... that it has been awarded an SAP Global Pinnacle ... The company also was recognized as a finalist in ... a ceremony on May 11, the eve of SAPPHIRE, ...
... May 12 Attorneys and experts will gather in ... network on the latest health and property damage controversy ... They also are gathering for two teleconferences dealing with ... litigation on June 2. According to the Consumer Product ...
... Philip Leitman draws from personal experience with American ... two Canadian provincesMIAMI , May 12 ... (R-FL) and a Democratic constituent in her Florida ... care reform in America in a personal letter ...
... 12 Mayo Clinic and Grameen Healthcare are ... leveraging Mayo Clinic,s knowledge and expertise in health ... models. A multi-disciplinary team from Mayo Clinic has ... where it was agreed that following an initial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:YWCA USA Elects New National Leadership Team 2Health News:CSC Receives SAP Pinnacle Award for Global IT Outsourcing 2Health News:Chinese Drywall Litigation Subject of Conference and Two Teleconferences 2Health News:Florida Congresswoman Sends to Every Member of Senate Canadian-born U.S. Citizen's Prescription for Health Care Reform 2Health News:Mayo Clinic and Grameen Healthcare Join Forces to Launch Demonstration Project 2Health News:Mayo Clinic and Grameen Healthcare Join Forces to Launch Demonstration Project 3
Pediatric: Binocular Balance, Tumbling "E" Monocular Acuity, Binocular Acuity, Fixation Disparity, Stereopsis...
Acuity Vergence: Letter Acuity, Astigmatic,Clock, and Vergence Tests...
Adult: Letter Acuity, Number Acuity, and Tumbling E Tests....
Coat-A-Count PSA IRMA is an,immunoradiometric assay intended for the,quantitative measurement of,prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in serum,to aid in the management of prostate,cancer patient...
Medicine Products: