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St. Charles Surgical Hospital Announces Dedicated Lymphedema Treatment Program

... MD, FACS. The revolutionary Vascularized Lymph node Transfer (VLNTx) procedure for lymphedema can be ... seen after breast cancer treatments such as lymph node dissection, surgery and/or radiation therapy, ... 30% of breast cancer surgery patients with lymph node removal and radiation therapy develop lymphedema. ...

Breast Cancer Patients May be Spared Additional Surgery

... to the lymph nodes may not need a radical lymph node surgery. The observational study of more ... nodes indicates that women with microscopic lymph node metastases detected on sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, shared the same benefit and ...

New technique may help detect potential breast cancer spread

... biology to enter the operating room for lymph node detection," said breast surgeon Anne Wallace, MD, ... that binds to the receptor on lymph node white blood cells called macrophages. The ... body. This could standardize the process of lymph node mapping and make the process easier, particularly ...

Non-invasive test accurately identifies gynecologic malignancies

... imaging with CT or MRI uses the size of a lymph node to determine whether it is malignant. Unfortunately, lymph node assessment by size criteria and morphology is not ... "Our study suggests that DWI can predict lymph node involvement by a tumor with a sensitivity of 92%, ...

Rare skin tumor responds better to treatment than melanoma

... and in many cases also with a sentinel lymph node biopsy. The sentinel lymph node biopsy involves the removal and evaluation of one ... a patient, whether the patient underwent a lymph node biopsy and the histological features of the ....

Lymph Node Shots Tested for Grass Pollen Allergy

... administration of the allergen into the lymph node markedly enhanced efficacy, the injected allergen ... Kundig said. To test the potential of lymph node shots, the Swiss-American team focused on just ... three-year period, and those receiving the lymph node therapy, which involved three injections over an ...

Also in the Nov. 11 JNCI

... Isolated Breast Cancer Cells in Sentinel Lymph node Associated with Non-Sentinel Lymph node Metastases Women who are found to have isolated breast cancer cells upon sentinel lymph node biopsy have a risk of having metastases in other ...

Medical data 'Internet' goes live, boosts research

... National University in Canberra today. The ANU node of BioGrid will be launched at 11am this morning ... of the Grid and interviews. The ACT node of the BioGrid network is a collaborative venture ... of ethical checks in place at each of the node institutions." Researchers using BioGrid will ...

LSUHSC inventor awarded patent for new procedure to detect cancer spread

... to the blue dye commonly used in these sentinel node procedures. One of the major ways to determining ... begins to multiply and grow. The first lymph node that is reached by the lymphatic fluid as it ... In contrast to the current two-step sentinel node mapping process, Dr. Woltering's method involves ...

Which is accurate, CT or MRI?

... Paraaortic lymph node metastasis in patients with pancreatico-biliary ... pancreatico-biliary carcinoma, paraaortic lymph node metastasis has a crucial impact on surgical ... CT and MRI in the evaluation of paraaortic lymph node metastasis in patients with pancreatico-biliary ...

New Method Proposed for Determining Which Patients Should Get Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

... nodes are positive or negative. A patient with a node positive 'thin' lesion (i.e., confined to the ... survival outcomes than a patient with a Stage II node negative 'thick' cancer that penetrates beyond ... current SEER analysis confirms that patients with node positive colon or rectal cancers that do not ...

Second breast cancer may be greater than thought for high-risk women without BRCA mutations

... risk of cancer in these women, should sentinel node biopsy be considered at the time of prophylactic ... a second breast cancer The role of sentinel node biopsy remains controversial in this group. ... studies should address the role of sentinel node biopsy for high-risk women who are receiving ...

A diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer doesn't always mean cancer spread

... group and may not always be associated with lymph node spread, a new study shows. The study of 145 ... with a high histologic grade which had lymph node metastases, Dr. Mercado said. Our preliminary ... or low grade demonstrating a lower rate of lymph node metastasis, Dr. Mercado said. ...

Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look

... be time to update the way pathologists test lymph node biopsies. A team of New York City physicians ... less traumatic approach called sentinel node biopsy is used. In sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, a patient's tumor is injected with ...

Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure

... the poor less likely to receive sentinel lymph node biopsy, research shows TUESDAY, March ... The use of a less invasive form of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) during breast cancer surgery ... lymph nodes in a procedure called axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or by removing a few lymph ...

New blood marker may predict prostate cancer spread

... to detect small but clinically significant lymph node metastases. said study author Shahrokh F. ... it may spare patients at low risk of lymph node metastasis the potential morbidity of an ... The retrospective study, the standard lymph node sampling, and the small number of events support ...

Test can reduce recurrence of breast cancer

... examines large sections of the sentinel lymph node for genes expressed by breast cancer could reduce ... doctors say. The GeneSearch Breast Lymph node Assay, manufactured by Veridex, L.L.C., a Johnson ... to examine more tissue than traditional sentinel node biopsies, reducing the chance of false negative ...

Researchers discover new battleground for viruses and immune cells

... cells confront viruses just inside of the lymph node and not deep within these organs as previously ... viruses had infected cells just inside the lymph node surface, triggering a swarm of T cells. These ... to the NIAID team, pinpointing where in the lymph node immune cells fight the virus should help efforts ...

Researchers find less invasive, highly accurate methods

... Wallace says. They can only determine if a lymph node is enlarged or has a high metabolism; features ... through the trachea into where a suspicious lymph node is believed to be. You cant directly see the ... guide a very small needle into the lymph node to take a biopsy (a procedure called fine needle ...

TIME Magazine Names GeneSearch(TM) One of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2007

... has named the GeneSearch(TM) Breast Lymph node (BLN) Assay one of the top ten medical ... to say, "doctors can accurately test the sentinel node for metastases during the initial surgery by ... have a higher degree of confidence in their lymph node test results and, as a result, make more informed ...

Uninsured, others less likely to receive breast cancer test

... November 27-30 in Atlanta. In axillary lymph node dissection, lymph nodes near the tumor are ... factors associated with receipt of lymph node assessment among women with early stage breast ... overall did not receive any axillary lymph node assessment. Compared to White patients, African ...

Lymphatic vessel and lymph node function are restored with growth factor treatment

... lymphatic vessels and incorporation of lymph node transplants into existing lymphatic vasculature. An improved outcome of lymph node transplantation is evidenced by improved ... or surgery of the armpit in response to lymph node metastases develop lymphedema later on. Damage to ...

Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder

... They also tend to have a higher rate of lymph node involvement. The first study, by researchers ... black women, were undergoing auxiliary lymph node dissection, which can indicate whether the breast ... compared with women aged 51 or younger. Lymph node dissection is considered optional for elderly ...

New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research

... Disparities in receipt of lymph node assessment among early stage female breast cancer ... disparities exist in who received axillary lymph node assessment, and without this procedure, an ... were 24 percent less likely to receive the lymph node assessment compared to those with private ...

Hospital quality indicator may not be linked to patient survival after colon cancer surgery

... with colon cancer remains unclear, as is whether node counts are useful as an indicator of hospital ... (1995-2005), assessed whether hospitals lymph node examination rates were associated with cancer ... significant relationship between hospital lymph node examination rates and survival after surgery. ...

Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations

... melanoma who underwent an ultrasound of the lymph node region near their tumours before having the sentinel lymph node cut out for examination. If the ultrasound ... fine needle aspiration biopsy before the sentinel node surgery. Survival was tracked for an average of ...

Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

... than 2.0-cm and to have at least one lymph node with disease. However, racial differences in lymph node involvement were apparent only in tumors smaller ... cm. After adjusting for tumor size and lymph node status as well as other known factors, such as ...

New universal breast cancer marker predicts recurrence and clinical outcome

... of more aggressive disease, such as higher tumor stage and lymph node metastasis. Among each subgroup of patients grouped by prognostic factors such as hormone status, disease stage or lymph node status a loss of stromal caveolin-1 remained the single strongest ...

Study links arm/hand swelling to number of lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery

... rather than the type of axillary surgery performed (sentinel lymph node biopsy versus axillary node dissection). If no lymph nodes were removed, the risk for lymphedema ...

NASA's 'COLBERT' Supplied by Wyle is Designed to Minimize House Calls

... Rack Isolation System. The entire assembly is planned to be housed in the node 2, and will then be moved to node 3 ("Tranquility") upon its arrival to the International Space Station. ...

Mayo Clinic and IBM host medical language initiative

... of cancer cases." The system extracts tumor characteristics, lymph node status and metastatic disease information enabling the automatic ... its associated attributes (e.g. histology, anatomical site, etc.) or lymph node status and its associated attributes (e.g. number of positive and excised ...

Dilon Technologies' Slant15(TM) and LEHR Collimators Enhance Imaging Capabilities

... the chest wall in breast imaging. Uses include: breast imaging; sentinel node imaging; thyroid imaging; and parathyroid imaging. LEHR collimator ... applications. Uses include thyroid imaging, parathyroid imaging, sentinel node imaging, spot bone imaging, gall bladder ejection, and pediatric imaging ...

Molecular imaging enables earlier, individualized treatment of thyroid cancer

... plays a major role in treating the disease since all patients with lymph node metastases are considered to be at high risk for recurrence. Currently, ... reclassified as benign six of 11 lesions that had been considered lymph node metastases and 11 of 15 lesions considered to be indeterminate. "Our ...

DiagnoCure's molecular diagnostic tests - PCA3 and GCC - discussed at scientific meetings

... presented research data on "Molecular Detection of Colorectal Cancer Lymph node Micrometastasis". Dr. Holzer's presentation featured a statistical review ... no positive lymph nodes (Stage II), 30 percent had at least one lymph node with GCC expression at least as high as that found in lymph nodes called ...

Heterotopic gastric tissue simulating acute appendicitis

... Dr. Bender exposed what appeared to be an enlarged, inflamed lymph node adjacent to the appendix in connective tissue. When this lymph node was removed and examined by the pathologist it was shown convincingly to ...

New method proposed for determining which patients should get treatment for colorectal cancer

... in addition to whether nodes are positive or negative. A patient with a node positive thin lesion (i.e., confined to the bowel wall) has a stage III cancer with better survival outcomes than a patient with a Stage II node negative thick cancer that penetrates beyond the bowel wall. The current ...

DNA detectives find genetic markers for lung cancers most likely to recur

... specific methylation patterns linked to the disease. Tumor and lymph node tissue from 51 patients whose cancers recurred within 40 months were ... genes known as p16 and H-cadherin located in both tumor tissue and a lymph node distant from the original tumor area. Eight of the 11 patients with this ...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of First Two Oncolytic Products: Fludarabine Phosphate for Injection, USP and Epirubicin Hydrochloride Injection

... equivalent to Ellence(R), distributed by Pfizer Oncology) is indicated as a component of adjuvant therapy in patients with evidence of axillary node tumor involvement following resection of primary breast cancer. The package insert, which is available at www.SagentPharma.com, contains ...

New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials

... extended across multiple technology nodes," continued Irvine. "What we are experiencing now is a shortening of the lifespan of materials used across node generations as progress in the development of next generation devices demands integration of new materials to meet performance criteria. The rapid ...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

... the internal capsule (AIC), and more specifically, a region sometimes referred to as the ventral capsule/ventral striatum (VC/VS), which is a central node in the neural circuits believed to regulate mood and anxiety. About OCD People with OCD have persistent, upsetting thoughts ...
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