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Almost One in Four Skin Biopsies Is Melanocytic Proliferation
83.1 percent classified as nevi, other benign proliferations such as mildly dysplastic lesions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA 510(k) for small parts ultrasound transducer
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its eL18-4 ultrasound transducer designed for ‘small parts’ assessments to detect abnormalities in small organs close to the skin. The Amsterdam-based company said the device is part of its Ultimate Small Parts Solution which also features the company’s MicroFlow Imaging, Elastography and Precision Biopsy technology. The eL18-4 transducer is also designed to assess musculoskeletal injuries. “The superb image quality derived from Philips’ breakthrough, ultra-broadband frequency transducer along with full solution Elastogra...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

Hologic wins expanded FDA nod for Cynosure SculpSure
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its subsidiary Cynosure’s SculpSure non-invasive body contouring laser, now cleared to treat the submental area. The new treatment indication expands the total for the company to 6, as the device is already cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Most patients in the 57-person clinical trial received two brief treatments six weeks apart. The short treatment time, 100% satisfaction rate, and dramatic contour reductions typically seen in the study patients give Sculp...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Imported fire ant envenomation: a clinicopathologic study of a recognizable form of arthropod assault reaction - Villada G, Hafeez F, Ollague J, Nousari CH, Elgart GW.
BACKGROUND: Skin reactions to the sting of the imported fire ant have characteristic clinicopathological features. METHODS: One case of experimental envenomation was prospectively followed during 48 hours, with biopsies. In addition, six cases from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Skin Mass on Shoulder
A 48-year-old man presents with a skin mass on his left shoulder, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

A Lump, Two Bumps, and One Odd Pigmentation
Can you identify these 4 lesions seen in a primary care setting? Should biopsy be performed on any? All? Test your visual diagnostic skills. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Robert P. Blereau, MD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 4, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope Systems, giving MDCorp permission to sell Smart’s G-Eye system throughout its European market. Neuraxon, which is in the process of merging with MDCorp, is going to be responsible for distributing the G-Eye system in Europe and a netw...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Ultrasound Vascular Weight loss Access Scientific Inc. aligntechnology Central California Blood Center Cerus Corp. FujiFilm Medical Systems MDCorp MedTech Smart Endoscope Systems Standard Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief device treatment for chronic pain. The patients are expected to receive the neuromodulation treatment as an alternative to opioid pain relief. The devices created by Stimwave deliver small pulses of energy to specific nerves to trigger a reac...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Diagnostics Imaging Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Research & Development American Red Cross Nemaura Medical Novarad Owlstone Medical Stimwave Tactical Medical Zynex Inc. Source Type: news

Faster diagnosis of inherited and lethal nerve disease could advance search for new treatments
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins physicians report success in a small study of a modified skin biopsy that hastens the earlier diagnosis of an inherited and progressively fatal nerve disease and seems to offer a clearer view of the disorder's severity and progression. With a quicker and less invasive way to visualize the hallmark protein clumps of the rare but lethal disease -- familial transthyretin amyloidosis -- the researchers say they hope to more rapidly advance clinical trials of treatments that may slow the disease and extend patients' lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Accurate Are Skin Biopsies?
Title: How Accurate Are Skin Biopsies?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 30, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SciBase wins FDA PMA nod for Nevisense malignant melanoma detector
Medical device company SciBase said today it won FDA pre-market approval for its Nevisense device designed for the early detection of malignant melanoma. The Stockholm-based company’s device is indicated for use on cutaneous lesions with 1 or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma, for obtaining additional information when considering a biopsy, the company said. The Nevisense device is designed to detect malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer which accounts for 75% of deaths related to skin cancer, directly on the skin, SciBase said. The company touted the device as the 1st of it&rsquo...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance scibase Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Pathologists can vary widely when assessing skin biopsies for melanoma, particularly when the case is not clear-cut, researchers say, adding concern for patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear - cut as many might think (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Biopsy, Melanoma, Skin Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients
THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 -- Joann Elmore is a doctor, so when her dermatologist said her skin biopsy indicated possible melanoma, she knew just what to do -- get a follow-up biopsy to verify. But she got two polar-opposite diagnoses, leaving her... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment often can keep morphea symptoms in check
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with morphea. I was told that it is not systemic, but that the drug methotrexate could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Is this possible, and what are the risks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A father ’s hope for his son’s life
Juan and Fredy in 2017. Juan was looking forward to having his son, Fredy, 14, finally come home to live with him. The teenager had been living under the care of his grandmother since he was a toddler. But on that long-awaited homecoming day, Juan was quickly jarred from feeling great joy to grave concern. “When I saw his face, one side looked very different from the other and his lip was swollen,” says Juan. “He admitted right away that his face had been hurting.” Juan remembered that the last time he’d seen his son — more than one year ago — Fredy’s face had looked slightly...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Reza Rahbar Dr. Salim Afshar interventional radiology juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma tumor Source Type: news

Multifocal but non-disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a healthy man via a unique mechanism: ejection from MVA into a vegetable field in Afghanistan resulting in multiple contaminated skin wounds - Malakzai MO, Sahak JG, Campbell R, Abobakar M, Hoogestraat DR, SenGupta DJ, Bryan A, Gardner JM.
A 20 year-old male presented with multiple subcutaneous nodules on the head, neck, chest and oral cavity. FNA and biopsy showed pigmented fungal hyphae diagnostic of multifocal phaeohyphomycosis, found to be Exophiala spinifera by molecular diagnostics. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Non-invasive test offers quick skin cancer diagnosis
A non-invasive imaging technique has been developed that accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy. Multiphoton microscopy of mitochondria accurately identified melanomas and basal cell carcinomas by detecting abnormal clusters of mitochondria in both types of skin cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Disease
Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a benign, self-limiting illness lasting for about 6-12 weeks. It is caused by an exposure to bartonella henselae bacteria. Scratches or bites from an infected cat can cause symptoms in people including swollen and draining lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and headache. Swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes could be confused with a soft tissue tumor. Regional Lymphadenopathy (main clinical feature) These areas of lymph node concentration include cervical nodes, axillary node...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This AI can spot skin cancer as well as doctors
A dermatologist uses a handheld microscope called a dermatoscope to examine skin lesions. Stanford University researchers think a new AI developed could potentially provide another layer of screening. Stanford University researchers say that they’ve trained a deep learning algorithm to identify skin cancer as well as dermatologists. The researchers pitted the artificial intelligence against 21 board-certified dermatologists when it came to diagnosing skin lesions. The deep convolutional neural network’s performance was on par with the experts when it came to spotting the most common cancers—keratinocyte c...
Source: Mass Device - January 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Diagnostics Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development AI artificial intelligence deep learning MedTech skin cancer Stanford University Source Type: news

Skin Lesion Found on 54-Year-Old Patient
A 54-year-old woman is found to have a skin lesion on her right arm, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Researchers develop automated melanoma detector for skin cancer screening
Doctors have trouble diagnosing melanoma because benign moles look very similar to malignant growths. But in developing a new technology that automatically extracts quantitative data from images of melanomas, scientists hope to help doctors detect the disease earlier and avoid unnecessary biopsies. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - December 23, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Katie Fenz Tags: Science News automated detection cancer screening imaging biomarker James G. Krueger Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology melanoma Source Type: news

A Clinical Aid for Detecting Skin Cancer A Clinical Aid for Detecting Skin Cancer
A new, simplified dermoscopy algorithm for skin cancer detection can help primary care physicians identify lesions that require skin biopsy or specialist referral.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Most People Want to Learn About Their Skin Biopsy Results Online Most People Want to Learn About Their Skin Biopsy Results Online
Most people want to learn about their skin biopsy results over the internet - especially when they're benign, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 8, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Skin Lesion on 58-Year-Old Patient
A 58-year-old man presents with a skin lesion, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

How is Swimmer ’ s Itch Diagnosed?
Discussion Cercarial Dermatitis (CD) is known by many names throughout the world, but is commonly known as swimmer’s itch. It is a water-borne, non-communicable infectious disease that is caused by the larval stage (cercariae) of parasitic schistosomatid flukes. The cercariae causes an allergic maculopapular skin rash in humans that is usually self-limited (usually 4-10 days) but can cause problems for up to 20 days. CD parasites are considered an emerging disease because of the increased distribution of the problem across the globe. Different parasite species cause the problem. In a normal life cycle that occurs ma...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

If You’re Called Back After a Mammogram
By Stacy Simon Most of the time, women getting their routine mammogram will receive a letter within 30 days saying the results were normal. But if doctors find something suspicious, they’ll call you back – usually within just 5 days – to take new pictures or get other tests.Getting that call can be scary, but a suspicious finding does not mean you have cancer. What else could it be? A suspicious finding may be just dense breast tissue, a cyst, or even a tumor that isn’t cancer. Other times, the image just isn’t clear and needs to be retaken. Or, if this is your first mammogram, your doctor may...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Acne won't extend your life, but might delay signs of ageing
Conclusion Acne can be very distressing for teenagers and those who get it later in life. It may be some comfort to know that people with acne tend to show fewer signs of skin ageing, such as wrinkles and thin skin, when they get older. The link between telomere length and acne is interesting for researchers, but doesn't mean that much for the rest of us. It may be part of the explanation for slower skin ageing in people who've had acne. And it adds weight to the theory that there's a genetic component to acne. But the study doesn't tell us whether people who'd had acne and had longer telomeres actually had younger-looki...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New-onset pediatric AD phenotype differs from adult AD
The skin phenotype of new-onset pediatric atopic dermatitis differs substantially from that in adult AD, according to an assessment of biopsy findings in infants and children. The study findings have important therapeutic implications, especially in light of the fact that much of the work in this... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 23, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin Biopsy
Title: Skin BiopsyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 10/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 7, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In the fossil-rich region of South Africa known as the Cradle of Humankind, scientists have discovered the earliest known case of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Using 3-D imaging, the researchers have diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave between 1.6 and 1.8 million years ago.   The discovery—which has just been published in the South African Journal of Science—suggests that, while modern lifestyles have increased the incidences of cancer,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In the fossil-rich region of South Africa known as the Cradle of Humankind, scientists have discovered the earliest known case of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Using 3-D imaging, the researchers have diagnosed an aggressive type of cancer called osteosarcoma in a foot bone belonging to a human relative who died in Swartkrans Cave between 1.6 and 1.8 million years ago.   The discovery—which has just been published in the South African Journal of Science—suggests that, while modern lifestyles have increased the incidences of cancer,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Skin Nodule on Leg
A 57-year-old man presents with a superficial nodule on his right calf, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac Disease To Have A Wheat Sensitivity
People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat products, skipping pasta and bread.  But a new study by scientists at Columbia University may explain why certain grain products can cause intestinal discomfort in some people, even if they don’t have a widely-recognized medical condition. It may also present doctors with a new way to test for this non-celiac wheat sensitivity, which for now has no diagnostic measure and must be assessed clinically, according to a person’s symptoms. Not everyone who feels ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Still Don't Know If Routine Skin Cancer Checks Are Safe Or Effective
By Lisa Rapaport        (Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether routine full-body skin cancer screenings are safe or effective, according to U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from these malignancies. The conclusion, issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), adds to an ongoing debate in the medical community about how to strike the right balance between catching dangerous tumors as early as possible and avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments that may result from catching too many harmless abnormalities. “At this time...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Complications and Treatment for Lymphedema?
Discussion Lymphedema occurs because of abnormal development or damage to the lymphatic structures. It is a chronic often progressive swelling of tissues starting distally and advancing more proximally. Extremities are the most common sites followed by genitalia. Fluid accumulation in the interstitial, superficial spaces causes adipose deposition and fibrosis. This causes the lymphedematous tissue to then enlarge. Edema is pitting early on and later is non-pitting. Causes of lymphedema can be primary (~1%) or secondary (~99%). Primary lymphedema has been associated with several genetic mutations. Milroy disease is a prima...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Slide Show: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This slide show features bone marrow biopsies showing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells replacing the bone marrow, and skin biopsies with AML infiltrating the dermis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Skin Lesion on Arm of 54-Year-Old Patient
A 54-year-old woman presents with a skin lesion on her right arm, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

UCLA study sheds light on how advanced melanoma resists treatment
UCLA researchers have identified mechanisms that determine how advanced melanoma can become resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a discovery that could lead to the development of new and improved treatments for the deadliest type of skin cancer. Immunotherapy using the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) has revolutionized the treatment of advanced melanoma. But a minority of patients who respond to treatment still experience reappearance and progression of their tumors, said Dr. Antoni Ribas, director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Tumor Immunology Program. “The tremendous ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Detecting melanoma early, without a biopsy
(Colorado State University) Colorado State University Professor Jesse Wilson has received a one-year, $30,000 grant from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to develop a new microscope that can distinguish between benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions, without the need for biopsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PET/CT imaging of prostate cancer proves accurate biopsy guide
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men, second only to skin cancer. With surgical removal at the frontline of defense, oncologists are considering prostate-specific molecular imaging at the point of initial biopsy and pre-operative planning to root out the full extent of disease, researchers revealed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sentinel node biopsies may be useful in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
ORLANDO – Sentinel node biopsies may be a useful staging tool for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. These patients – especially those with compromised immune systems – appear to be at sufficiently high risk of metastasis to justify the procedure, Dr. Jonathan... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - May 23, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

FDA releases April 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD April 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 239 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 224 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 15 DEVICE: Applanation Tonometer SHANGHAI MEDIWORKS PRECISION INSTR510(k) NO: K142263(Traditional) ATTN: Weida Zhan PHONE NO : 8621 542 60421 Zone A, 2nd Floor, No. 69, Lane 19SE DECISION MADE: 15-APR-16 SHANGHAI CN 200237 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Surearly Pregnancy Test Strip, Surearly Digital Pregnancy Test Sugentech, Inc. 510(k) NO: K142754(Traditional) ATTN: Mijin Sohn PHONE NO : 82 42 3645001 Daejeon Bioventure Town, 1662, YusSE DECISION MADE: 07-A...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Tests All Women Should Know About
By Stacy Simon Along with giving Mother's Day gifts and sending greetings this year, encourage the moms in your life to get up to date on cancer screening tests. Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat. With cervical and colon cancers, these tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Sweeten the deal by offering to help your mom schedule her screening, drive her to and from appointments, and keep her company in the waiting room. These are the American ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - April 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Endometrial Cancer Colon/Rectum Cancer Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Source Type: news

What it’s like to be in neurology: Shadowing Dr. Govindarajan
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a neurologist? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Raghav Govindarajan, MD, a neurologist and featured physician in AMA Wire’s® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in neurology might be a good fit for you. "Shadowing" Dr. Govindarajan Specialty: Neurology Practice setting: University hospital Years in practice: 2 A typical week in my practice: I am a neurologist with special...
Source: AMA Wire - April 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

What it ’s like to be in neurology: Shadowing Dr. Govindarajan
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it ’s like to be a neurologist? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Raghav Govindarajan, MD, a neurologist and featured physician in AMA Wire ’s ® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series , which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in neurology might be a good fit for you. " Shadowing " Dr.  Govindarajan Specialty: Neurology Practice setting: University hospital Years in practice: 2 A typical week in my practice: I am a neurologist wit...
Source: AMA Wire - April 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news