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Gold by special delivery intensifies cancer-killing radiation

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Brown University ) Researchers at Brown and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated what could become a more precise method for targeting cancer cells for radiation. The method would use cancer-seeking peptides to ferry nanoparticles of gold to the site. The gold then helps focus radiation on the cancer cells.

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Breast Cancer Genes: How Much Risk Do BRCA Mutations Bring?

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but a woman's exact cancer risk may vary greatly depending on exactly how her gene is mutated, or changed from its original form. A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk. “We …

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New Imaging Technique for Improved Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed a new MRI technique for more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer. The sharper MRI image can provide more accurate biopsies, enable better treatment planning, and help surgeons pinpoint the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

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McNair champions Houston's cutting-edge cancer treatment

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texans owner Bob McNair Thursday urged people not to view cancer as a death sentence, championing cutting-edge new therapies Houston doctors recently enlisted against his two forms of the disease. McNair talked at Reliant Stadium about treatment he received to boost his immune system's fight again chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and a more precise form of radiation he underwent that preserved …

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Lung cancer patients could benefit from new 'QTA' technique

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE.

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Lung cancer patients could benefit from new 'QTA' technique

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE.

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Noninvasive advanced image analysis could lead to better patient care

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study. Genetic changes increasingly are recognized as driving cancer development.

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Agendia’s MammaPrint & BluePrint Tests for Breast Cancer Highlighted at Personalized Medicine Conference

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Molecular subtyping provides a more precise prognosis and valuable guidance about the best treatment for early-stage breast cancer, according to a presentation by Neil Barth, M.D., at the prestigious Personalized Medicine World Conference .

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Breast Cancer Treatment Selection Is Improved by Genomic Tests at Jefferson Breast Care Center

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Genomic tests that determine the molecular subtype of a woman’s breast cancer provide a more precise prognosis and valuable guidance about the best treatment, according to new rese

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Porter Cancer Care Center Installs New Cancer-Fighting Technology

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

New radiation therapy technology provides faster, more precise cancer treatment.

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