MRI May Substitute for Serial Biopsies in Active Prostate Cancer Surveillance


MRI May Substitute for Serial Biopsies in Active Prostate Cancer Surveillance
  1. MRI May Substitute for Serial Biopsies in Active Prostate Cancer Surveillance
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    Multi-parametric MRI may be a substitute for serial biopsies in active surveillance regimens to avoid patient discomfort associated with repeat…
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Magnetic resonance imaging may help monitor men with prostate cancer who are under active surveillance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.   Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y., performed a study to report  the multi-parametric MRI characteristics of prostate cancer patients who discontinued active surveillance after repeat imaging revealed possible evidence of tumor upgrading.   Two hundred patients with prostate cancer were being monitored with active surveillance; 114 patients had undergone an initial multi-parametric MRI study before active surveillance started and at least one follow-up multi-parametric MRI study performed after active surveillance began. The MRI findings were evaluated and correlated with pathology results, if available.   The results showed that 14 patients discontinued active surveillance because changes on follow-up MRI suggested progression of cancer. Follow-up MRI showed:   • Enlarged or more prominent lesion compared with the appearance on a previous MRI in three (21.4 percent) patients; • New lesion or lesions suspicious for cancer in two (14.3 percent) patients; and  • Findings suspicious for or confirming extracapsular extension in nine (64.3 patients) patients.    Seven of the 14 (50.0 percent) patients had a biopsy after follow-up multi-paramet…
  1. $56M care center could cut down ER wait times

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    03.23 / 22:04 abc2news.com
    A new state-of-the-art medical facility is coming to Baltimore. The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus received regulatory approval for a new ambulatory care…
  2. Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer

    Drugs.com -Health
    03.23 / 21:59 www.drugs.com
    THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Bavencio (avelumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), the agency said Thursday in a news release. The…
  3. Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

    Drugs.com -Health
    03.23 / 21:59 www.drugs.com
    THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 -- Regular exercise is potent medicine for older adults with heart disease, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. Physical activity should be a key part of care for older adults with heart disease…
  4. Flu season appears to have peaked in NC

    CharlotteObserver-Health
    03.23 / 21:54 charlotteobserver.com
    The worst of the flu season appears to be over in North Carolina, as the prevalence of the viral illness has dropped off significantly in the past two weeks, according … Click to Continue…
  5. Illinois looks toward legal weed with bills in House and Senate

    WashingtonTimes-Health
    03.23 / 21:54 washingtontimes.com
    Illinois, one of the nation's most populous states, could soon join the ranks of the limited few with recreational weed following the filing Wednesday of proposed pro-pot legislation in the state House and Senate. Democrats proposed identical bills in both chambers that would legalize the use, cultivation and distribution of…
  6. Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

    WashingtonTimes-Health
    03.23 / 21:54 washingtontimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some other campaign promises? As the tumultuous…
  7. Arkansas lawmakers put limits on smoking medical marijuana

    WashingtonTimes-Health
    03.23 / 21:54 washingtontimes.com
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval and sent to the governor a bill limiting where medical marijuana patients can smoke the drug. The state Senate voted 31-1 Thursday for the bill to prohibit smoking medical marijuana anywhere tobacco smoke is banned. It also bans…
  8. BHB CEO: Hospital Beds Are ‘Completely Full’

    Bernews.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:42 bernews.com
    [Updated] “Every single bed in our Emergency Department and in our new Acute Care Wing is completely full,” Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] CEO Venetta Symonds said today, adding that, “I will go as far as to say that operationally, internally to BHB it is a crisis.”Ms. Symonds said, “There are no patient beds right now at the hospital. And what does that mean? It means if you need acute care of course, you’re going to come to BHB, but right [...] (Click to read …
  9. New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths

    Hispanicamericans.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:38 hispanicamericans.com
    A new vaccine is safe and effective in preventing a deadly diarrheal disease that kills hundreds of children per day, according to a new large trial done in…
  10. For whites across America, deaths of despair are rising

    Hispanicamericans.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:38 hispanicamericans.com
    For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic opportunity into a socioeconomic dead end. That’s according to new research from Princeton economists Anne Case and Nobel Prize-winner Angus Deaton, who grabbed headlines in 2015 with their finding that the death rate for middle-aged white Americans had sharply risen. The new research adds color to their earlier findings, helping to explain what’s dri…
  11. Healthcare bill vote delayed by House GOP leaders

    Hispanicamericans.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:38 hispanicamericans.com
    Update, 3:36 p.m. : House GOP leadership has just announced that there will not be a vote on the health care bill today. The entire House GOP conference will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss next steps. See below for more. House Republican leaders were supposed to hold a vote on the  health care bill tonight, but this morning, they weren’t ready yet. The Rules Committee, which determines how the measure will be debated and voted on in the House, met for 12 hours yesterday, and adjourned af…
  12. Vaping Seen As Roadblock To Smoking Per Study

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    03.23 / 21:37 churnmag.com
    The UK Centre for Substance Abuse Research has presented a new study that shows that e-cigarettes are being viewed by young people as a roadblock, not a gateway, to smoking. The study, which was presented at the Global Forum on Nicotine and was published on Science Daily nearly a year ago, consists of qualitative interviews [&hellip The post Vaping Seen As Roadblock To Smoking Per Study appeared first on…
  13. Its on Cornerstone gets green light for two pivotal cancer trials

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    03.23 / 21:36 bioportfolio.com
    Following two small Phase 1 trials Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday that it has secured FDAbacking for pivotal trials of its lead drug in AML and…
  14. Avidity Biosciences LLC Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Deals and Alliances Profile Updated 23022017 Prices from USD $250

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    03.23 / 21:36 bioportfolio.com
    SummaryAvidity Biosciences LLC Avidity Biosciences formerly Avidity NanoMedicines LLC is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing a new class of precision nanomedicines for the treatment of cancer and other diseases with unmet medical needs.…
  15. The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/23/17

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    03.23 / 21:34 neurologyadvisor.com
    The CDC says we should be paying more attention to fall-related concussion prevention in the elderly while one of the NFL's own heads to Harvard for a neurosurgery…
  16. Right after your workout

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    03.23 / 21:32 washingtonblade.com
    Recovery work begins while you’re still at the g…
  17. Who Will Listen To The Suffering Syrians?

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    03.23 / 21:32 wnyc.org
    Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist, writes poetry that reflects his deep longing for a lost homeland. "Poetry and art is another way to cope," he says, "we are all grieving in our own ways. The country is no longer the one that I left and it still haunts me in my dreams." (Click here to read one of his poems.) He has turned his grief into an action plan. From the United States, where he's lived since he arrived for a medical residency in 2009, he's using his mental health…
  18. GOP lawmakers say ObamaCare repeal vote may be delayed

    Thehill.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:27 thehill.com
    The House may delay its vote on the GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan until Friday or next week, several lawmakers said."It didn't look like today was going to be when we're going to vote," said Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) after leaving a meeting…
  19. Spicer to GOP: You’ve had ‘free votes’ on ObamaCare repeal; now do it for real

    Thehill.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:27 thehill.com
    The White House on Thursday had tough words for Republican holdouts on the party's embattled healthcare bill, saying they weren’t living up to their promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “You've taken a bunch of these free votes when it didn…
  20. House GOP postpones ObamaCare repeal vote

    Thehill.com - Health
    03.23 / 21:27 thehill.com
    House GOP leaders are delaying Thursday’s expected vote on their ObamaCare replacement bill, a source told The Hill.A House Republican Conference meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday.Republicans aimed for a House vote on the seventh anniversary o…