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  • New blood test could identify early pancreatic cancer

    Wednesday 3rd April 2013

    An investigational serum biomarker panel accurately identified potentially resectable cases of pancreatic cancer, opening the possibility that a blood test could identify the cancer early and improve its dismal prognosis. The panel measured four metabolites and had an overall sensitivity of 71% a...

  • Imaging agent approved for locating lymph nodes

    Monday 25th March 2013

    A radioactive diagnostic imaging agent called Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection has been approved for locating lymph nodes in patients who have breast cancer or melanoma and are undergoing surgery to remove tumor-draining lymph nodes, the Food and Drug Administration announced....

  • Gastric bypass shows best results for glycemic control

    Monday 18th March 2013

    Gastric bypass leads to more significant and durable improvements in glycemic control than does sleeve gastrectomy or intensive medical therapy in moderately obese patients with type 2 diabetes, a prospective, randomised controlled trial has found. Two years after the procedure, patients randomiz...

  • Green glow the tumors during surgery

    Monday 11th March 2013

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Seeing is believing, especially when enhanced visualisation of tumors during surgery helps improve chances for complete resection, investigators said at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium. With near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging and a portable c...

  • Study shows cost-effectiveness and benefits to patients of early hip replacement

    Friday 22nd February 2013

    Ruben Mujica-Mota, from the University of Exeter Medical School, carried out research comparing early access and delayed hip replacement surgery in Italy on behalf of the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research (EHTI). His findings, which are now published in the journal ...

 
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