Pancreatic cancer patients should be offered early scans to avoid unnecessary surgery, says NICE

NICE recommends the use of a more accurate scan to diagnose and determine the stage of pancreatic cancer in patients.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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In this edition of the GI Oncology Scan, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to Daniel Chang, MD, who has served as the Senior Editor for the GI Red Journal Editorial Team for the past 4  years and recently retired from this role. As a leader in the field of gastrointestinal (GI) oncology, Dan is a highly accomplished radiation oncologist who has headed the efforts in developing stereotactic body radiation therapy (RT) for pancreatic cancer and innovative concepts in GI radiation o ncology.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Feature Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Conclusion 18F-FDG PET/CT showed higher diagnostic accuracy in predicting LN metastasis than CECT in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. Only the LN/tumor SUV ratio of 18F-FDG PET/CT was an independent prognostic variable in both DFS and OS.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Objectives This prospective proof-of-principle study aimed to determine whether [68Ga]Ga-Pentixafor uptake, which reflects CXCR4 expression, is higher in the bone marrow of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) than in other oncological diseases without bone marrow infiltration and can therefore be used for CLL imaging. Materials and Methods Thirteen CLL patients and 20 controls (10 with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and 10 with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma) with histologically proven cancer underwent [68Ga]Ga-Pentixafor positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. Standardized [68Ga]Ga-Pentixafor u...
Source: Investigative Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
We describe the case of a healthy 31-year-old G2P1 who presented with visual changes and dysarthria during pregnancy. Imaging showed cerebral infarcts. Her thrombophilia evaluation was negative. During delivery, she was diagnosed with fulminant Budd-Chiari Syndrome. Hepatic ultrasound suggested malignancy or metastasis, and postpartum CT scan and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Although rare in pregnancy, a new diagnosis of malignancy should be considered in patients with recurrent unexplained hypercoagulable complications. We propose an evidence-based algorithm for evaluation of occult malign...
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Most patients with pancreatic cancer receive their diagnosis when it ’s too late, as it’s often difficultto identify the tumor during its early stages. A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) are trying to rectify the disease ’s low detection rate by developing a deep learning algorithm that can recognize pancreatic cancer when it can still be easily removed.Karen Horton, MD, director of JHU ’s department of radiology and radiological science, and Elliot K. Fishman, MD professor and director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT at the university’s hospital, are spearheading &...
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Authors: Bulens P, Thomas M, Deroose CM, Haustermans K Abstract Radiotherapy is the standard of care in the multimodality treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) tumours, such as oesophageal cancer, gastric cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer. Additionally, radiotherapy has served as an alternative for surgery in patients with liver cancer, cancer of the biliary tract and pancreatic cancer. Positron-emission tomography (PET), generally in combination with computed tomography (CT), has an established role in the diagnosis, response assessment and (re-)staging of several GI tumours. However, the additional ...
Source: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Source Type: research
by Drew RosielleTheAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, besides being a feast for the pharmaceutical business news pages (google'ASCO'and most of the hits will be about how announcement X affected drug company Y's stock), is also one of the premiere platforms for publishing original palliative-oncology research. So every year I try to at least scan the abstracts to see what's happening, and I figure I might as well blog about it. It's tough to analyze abstracts, so I'll mostly just be summarizing ones that I think will be of interest to hospice and palliative care folks. I imagine I've missed some good one...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: artificial nutrition ASCO cannabanoid code status conference reviews fatigue hpmglobal marijuana mindfulness mucositis neuropathic oncology pain race rosielle scrambler Source Type: blogs
Objectives Pancreatic fistula is a potentially severe complication after pancreatic resection. There is currently only little known on the diagnostic accuracy of radiologic characteristics of pancreatic fistula. Our aim was to describe the characteristics of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula on abdominal imaging in the early postoperative phase.
Source: Pancreatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Session 4. Surgical issues of pancreatic tumor resection - free papers Source Type: research
This study explores the use of intra-operative ultrasound (IOUS) during explorative laparotomy and compares IOUS with pre-operative CT-scans.
Source: Pancreatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: 10. Pancreatic surgery I Source Type: research
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