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Breast screening may also predict heart risk, say radiologists

The age range of women who are screened for breast cancer is the same as those who would most benefit from assessment of heart risk. Now, a new study presented at a meeting this week suggests the breast screening mammogram could be an aid for heart risk assessment. The researchers presented their findings at the […]

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New research leads to FDA approval of first drug to treat radiation sickness

As a result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. The drug, Neupogen®, is the first ever approved for the treatment of […]

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Targeting dangerous inflammation inside artery plaque

A nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, a new study shows. “Nanotherapeutically inhibiting local macrophage proliferation is possible and we can effectively apply it to treat inflammation inside arteries. Collectively, our results demonstrate that the two-step regimen […]

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Molecules in prostate tumors might predict whether RT can help prevent recurrence

A new study has identified a group of molecules in prostate-cancer cells that doctors might one day use to distinguish which patients should be treated with radiation therapy if rising PSA levels indicate their cancer has recurred after surgical removal of the prostate. Led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – […]

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Breast cancer screening: 90 per cent of all cancers can be detected with MRI

Around 90 per cent of all breast cancers can be definitively diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This compares to the combined methods of mammography and ultrasound which yielded a detection rate of just 37.5 per cent. This is the key finding of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study was […]

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