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Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers

... and diagnosing cancer. While traditional cytology analysis relies on identifying abnormally shaped ... Mayo research team found that the combination of cytology and FISH raised the detection rate of bile duct ... pleased to see that the combination of FISH and cytology significantly improved our chances of diagnosing ...

FDA Approves Two Hologic HPV Tests

... of undetermined significance (ASC-US) cervical cytology results to determine the need for referral to ... Used adjunctively with cervical cytology to screen women 30 years and older to assess the ... Cervista HPV HR test in combination with cervical cytology to assess the presence or absence of specific ...

QC Sciences™ Announces Innovative Solution to Reduce Laboratory Costs : The NuView System™ For Non-Gynecologic Cytology Affords Substantial Savings

... availability of an economical liquid-based cytology system. The NuView System For Non-Gyn cytology is designed to bring affordable cytology to any size laboratory. ...

Routinely used diagnostic approaches: only limited diagnostic sensitivity for bile duct cancer?

... for the detection of bile duct cancer. Brush cytology and/or forceps biopsy during endoscopy are ... the question of diagnostic sensitivity for brush cytology and forceps biopsy in a homogeneous patient group ... results for malignancy were obtained using brush cytology and in 53.4% of patients positive results were ...

NEJM Report Finds HPV Test More Effective Than Pap in Determining Cervical Cancer Risk

... almost 40 percent more accurate than traditional cytology (the Pap "smear") in identifying women ... received both tests. In this study, conventional cytology was used. Recent analyses have found that the newer "liquid-based" cytology does not significantly improve the ability to ...

Screening Programs to Drive European GI Videoscope Market Despite Economic Downturn, According to Millennium Research Group

... this report includes a market analysis of enteral feeding giving sets, GI cytology brushes, and biliary cytology brushes. Additionally, the 2009 report includes analysis of all segments ...

New Tests Spot Tough-to-Detect Cancers Sooner

... in which the doctors brush off cells from the duct for study. Traditional cytology is then performed to look for abnormally shaped cells, a search repeated ... duct underwent the new testing procedures. The combination of cytology and FISH increased the bile duct and pancreatic cancer detection rate from ...

Kaiser Permanente Data Provides Strong Evidence for Continued Value of Combined Pap and HPV Testing

... in the study (also called the digene HPV Test) and conventional cytology for its Pap testing. The physicians reported that 90.8 percent of the ... that women who test positive for carcinogenic HPV and negative by cytology are at an elevated risk for cervical pre-cancer and cancer compared with ...

BD Receives FDA Approval for the BD FocalPoint(TM) GS Imaging System to Enhance the Detection of Cervical Cancer

... innovative new system is designed to enhance cervical cancer screening for cytology laboratories using the BD SurePath(TM) Pap test slides to detect evidence ... us confidence that the BD FocalPoint(TM) GS Imaging System will provide cytology labs with the advanced tool they need to improve cervical cancer detection ...

Other highlights in the Feb. 26 JNCI

... in detecting precancerous changes in a womans cervix than standard cytology (Pap) tests. With these data and the development of a vaccine that ... screening protocols for both vaccinated and unvaccinated women included cytology during the early part of a womans life, followed by HPV DNA-based ...

Study Finds New Version of QIAGEN's HPV Test for Developing Countries Could Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer by More than Half When Combined With Appropriate Treatment

... been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use along with cytology (commonly called the Pap smear) in women 30 and over. However, the ... are the cause of poverty for up to half of the population. Because cytology is not practical in such regions, the most common cervical cancer ...

Women with previous abnormal cervical cells at higher risk for recurrence and invasive cancer

... that was initially treated, what treatment was used and the woman's age." In the study, which used data from the British Columbia Cancer Agency cytology database and was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, Melnikow and colleagues identified 37,142 women who were treated for abnormal ...

Polymedco Introduces Point of Care Test for Recurrent Bladder Cancer Detection

... The test has a sensitivity that is considerably higher than voided urine cytology, enabling detection of recurrent early stage and grade cancers that cytology often misses. Requiring three drops of urine, the result is delivered in only five minutes. The appearance of a line in the patient window ...

Immunology Center will continue to drive standard methods, better science

... director of the Flow Cytometry Core at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Bushnell's active role in the International Society of Analytical cytology (ISAC) has positioned RHIC, not just to develop expertise, but also to take a leading role in the groups that are shaping related standards ....

Endoscopic ultrasound highly accurate in evaluating ambiguous radiographic findings of the pancreas

... a suspicious "mass" was identified on radial EUS, an FNA was performed using a linear echoendoscope. Fine needle aspirates were submitted for cytology and biochemical analysis. A final diagnosis was based on definitive cytology, surgical pathology or clinical follow up of 12 months or more (median ...

PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute Main Laboratory Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

... pathology and gynecologic diagnostics. PathNet has been accredited by CAP in anatomic pathology processing, bacteriology, chemistry, coagulation, cytology processing and screening, Director/Organizational assessment, gynecologic cytopathology, hematology, immunology, laboratory general, molecular ...

Research shows HPV testing offers women protection for twice as long as smear testing

... the study between April 1994 and September 1997. They were asked to participate in a study in which HPV testing would be performed in addition to cytology (smear test) whilst attending their GP practice (40 practices were involved in the trial) for a routine cervical smear. Women who had previously been ...

Congressman Altmire Tours Women's Health Clinical Laboratory; Learns Vital Role in Patient Care

... and breast diseases. Many innovative women's health research projects are ongoing in this department. In addition, the 50-year-old School of cytology is one of the oldest in the country and has long-trained cancer screening personnel for the region. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is ...

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

... has been around for decades but liquid-based cytology (LBC) is now replacing it in many countries. ... From each single collection, a conventional cytology (CC) sample was made first, followed by a TPI ... per 1,000 women screened than the conventional cytology test. In Australia, 7.7 cases per ...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

... before any morphological changes can be seen in a cytology test.” Sputum cytology is still used in some clinics, but has largely ... then examined the sputum with both traditional cytology and with fluorescent in situ hybridization ....

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

... of two types of rapid urine tests with urine cytology in establishing the diagnosis// of transitional ... 62%. In comparison, the sensitivity of the cytology exam was 29%, and accuracy was 59%. Based on these results, the authors concluded that cytology lacks sensitivity for the diagnosis of upper ...

More Dependable Screening Test For Bladder Cancer

... the bladder. In the study, the NMP22 test was more sensitive, but cytology was more specific and the number of false-positives was higher for the NMP22 test. But researchers say the high specificity of cytology is offset by low sensitivity, ambiguous test results, expense, and lag ...

Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

... as used in the US laboratory, and in most countries around the world, is now being introduced on an EU-wide basis. "Each patient's previous cytology history was attached to the material received by the US laboratory and was therefore available for interpretation at site. "As a result the ...

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

... Institute for Cancer Research in Brazil. The results suggest that the current method that doctors use for HPV screenings – the Papanicolaou cytology or "pap smear" – should be replaced with a test that detects the presence of a HPV co-infection and identifies each HPV genotype. If an infection is ...

Breast Cancer In India Rising Rapidly

... and talk about this condition so that women have a say in their own health. Finally, there are procedures like mammography and Fine Needle Aspiration cytology (FNAC) and biopsy that need to be widely publicized so that women are aware of exactly what they are letting themselves in for. ...

Conventional pap smears techniques to detect cervical cancer are here to stay

... thought to replace the conventional Pap smear was proved that it was not more reliable. This new technique, which made use of the liquid-based// cytology (LBC), was introduced across Scotland. But researchers yesterday proved that this new technique is not more reliable than the older one. The ...

Urine testing for telomerase enzyme for bladder cancer diagnosis

... and tested for the presence of telomerase enzyme in their urine, which is present in most of the cancers. The enzyme check was compared to urine cytology - which looks for cancer cells in urine, but which the researchers say has limited sensitivity, especially for those with low-grade cancers. The ...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

... which underwent clinical trials at the University of Philadelphia//School of Dental Medicine that showed it to be a significant advance over previous cytology (PAP smear-type) tests. According to Martin S. Greenberg, professor and chairman or oral medicine early detection is our most important weapon in ...
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