Should genetic testing for breast cancer stop at 65? October 28, 2020 -- Genetics still play a crucial role in whether women over the age of 65 develop breast cancer, according to new research to be presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 meeting, taking place virtually October 27-30. Discuss
Single-session SBRT speeds treatment of lung metastases October 28, 2020 -- An ultrashort stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) method allowed safe and effective treatment of lung metastases in a fraction of the time thought to be needed, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society of Radiation Oncology annual meeting. Discuss
Use F-18 fluciclovine PET/MRI to stage prostate cancer October 28, 2020 -- PET/MRI with the F-18 fluciclovine radiotracer shows promise for initial staging of high-risk prostate cancer and for evaluating response to androgen deprivation therapy, according to a pilot study published online October 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Discuss
PSMA-PET reveals new salivary glands October 28, 2020 -- Imaging with the use of a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has led to the discovery of a pair of salivary glands, found tucked away inside the skull where the nasal cavity and throat meet. The findings were published recently in Radiotherapy & Oncology. Discuss
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes October 27, 2020 -- Patients with recurrent prostate cancer had better outcomes when PET with the Axumin radiopharmaceutical was part of the imaging package guiding their radiation therapy, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting. Discuss
New calculator assesses cognitive decline on brain MRI October 27, 2020 -- A new artificial intelligence (AI) calculator for analyzing brain tissue damage derived from MRI scans can detect with 70% accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, according to a study published October 27 in Academic Radiology. Discuss
Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study October 27, 2020 -- A dose-intensification protocol used with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) failed to improve overall survival compared with standard radiation therapy for glioblastoma in a study reported on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting.
Stereotactic body radiation eases spinal cancer pain October 27, 2020 -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation therapy for relieving pain caused by spinal cancer metastases, according to a new study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
Better than x-ray? Physicians study POCUS for fractures October 26, 2020 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has unique strengths that make it promising for evaluating broken bones in children. But could POCUS really replace x-rays for fractures? The answer may depend on training, according to the findings of an October 21 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Discuss