Deep-learning algorithm helps assess dense breasts

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have found that their...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Technologist-performed WBUS is helpful in dense breasts AI's clinical role in breast screening comes under scrutiny Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts Ultrasound after DBT helpful in women with dense tissue Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
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Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Serum Autotaxin;   Radiation: chest x-ray;   Diagnostic Test: Breast ultrasound or mammography;   Diagnostic Test: Histopathological examination of breast mass specimens;   Radiation: Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI) and Bone scan;   Diagnostic Test: Peripheral  haemogram;   Diagnostic Test: Renal and liver functions;   Diagnostic Test: Prothrombin time and concentration;   Diagnostic Test: Cancer Antigen...
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It turns out that many more people than just boomers can benefit from testing for hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver that often causes no symptoms. If you’re a member of the baby-boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964), your doctor may have already recommended the test. But those born before or after those years may not have known about the test unless they had a risk factor for hepatitis C, such as a history of intravenous drug use. A new guideline is changing this approach. Why the different recommendations for baby boomers? In 2012–2013, the CDC and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Infectious diseases Men's Health Sexual Conditions Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Source: Journal of Coordination Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
We reported the higher frequency of MTCs and CSCs expressing the investigated immunomodulating molecules in metastatic LNs than in nonmetastatic. The expression of CD47 and PD-L1 was significantly higher on CSCs than on MTCs. Among the lymphocyte subpopulation in PB, we observed a higher frequency of PD-1+ CD8 T cells and Fas+ CD8 T cells in patients with confirmed metastases than in nonmetastatic. Next, we found that the percentage of FasL+ MTCs correlated with the frequency of Fas+ CD3 T cells in LNs aspirates and Fas+ CD8 T cells in PB. Finally, we found that patients with metastatic disease had a significantly higher F...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine the comparative diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, and negative predictive value for R-EBUS and ENB in sampling PPLs. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. The Ovid Medline database was queried for original research reporting a diagnostic yield of R-EBUS or ENB for PPLs identified on computed tomography chest suspicious for malignancy. The I2 statistic assessed study heterogeneity. Random effects models produced pooled estimates of diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity for malignancy. Reasons for heterogeneity were explored with meta-regression. Publicat...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer is the leading killer of Chinese women. Immunohistochemistry index has great significance in the treatment strategy selection and prognosis analysis for breast cancer patients. Currently, histopathological examination of the tumor tissue through surgical biopsy is the gold standard to determine immunohistochemistry index. However, this examination is invasive and commonly causes discomfort in patients. There has been a lack of noninvasive method capable of predicting immunohistochemistry index for breast cancer patients. This paper proposes a machine learning method to predict the immunohistochemical ...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang Y, Bi L, Hu Z, Cao W, Zhuang D Abstract It has been found that>90% of oral cancer patients suffer from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The 5-year survival rate of SCC is ~50%, despite the availability of different treatments. Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has been developed as a novel therapy for cancer, resisting bacterial infection and inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque progression. The present study investigated the efficacy of hematoporphyrin monomethyl ether (HMME)-mediated SDT on the A-253 epidermoid cancer cell line. The cytotoxicity of HMME and the survival rate of cells following SDT were exami...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
ConclusionPre-clinical experiments demonstrated promising results for in-situ confirmation of lesion locations in prostates using Raman spectroscopy, both in phantoms and human ex-vivo prostate tissue, which is required for integration in HDR brachytherapy procedures.
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pancreatitis;   Pancreas Cancer;   Pancreas Cyst Intervention:   Drug: EUS enhanced with contrast to evaluate pancreas Sponsor:   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Recruiting
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