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Researchers use ultrasound to predict ovarian cancer

Written by | 25 Mar 2022

The appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk that can help women avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published in […]

AI provides accurate breast density classification

Written by | 19 Mar 2022

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately and consistently classify breast density on mammograms, according to a study in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Breast density reflects the amount of fibroglandular […]

Recent developments and primary care goals for ovarian cancer

Written by | 18 Mar 2022

For primary care teams, keeping up-to-date with developments and current best practice is the key to expediting ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to Dr Sharon Tate, Head of Primary […]

Ovarian cancer – facts and symptoms

Written by | 16 Mar 2022

Two thirds of UK women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed late when the cancer has spread and is difficult to treat.  IMI spoke to Dr Sharon Tate, Head […]

Women dying of ‘ignorance’ as ovarian cancer crisis continues

Written by | 8 Mar 2022

March is ovarian cancer awareness month and 8th March is international women’s day – a good day to call for greater awareness, early diagnosis and prompt treatment of […]

Ovarian cancer in a nutshell

Written by | 1 Mar 2022

No fewer than 11 women die of ovarian cancer every day in the UK, equivalent to more than 4000 per annum.1 About 7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian […]

Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

Written by | 26 Feb 2022

Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40% — markedly higher than the recurrence rates for melanoma and other skin cancers, according […]

New treatment emerges for difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer

Written by | 9 Feb 2022

Trametinib, a drug treatment for skin and lung cancers, appears to slow the progression of low-grade serous cancer of the ovary and to increase the number of patients […]

Lung cancer – urgent action required to get back on track

Written by | 3 Feb 2022

Two recent reports show how hard lung cancer outcomes have been impacted as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, according to Professor Robert Rintoul, chair of the UK […]

Glucose control lowers risk of cancer in obese diabetic patients

Written by | 18 Jan 2022

Blood glucose control is key to lowering the risk of cancer in obese persons with type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on Dec. 6, 20231 in Diabetes Care. “What […]

Possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer

Written by | 17 Jan 2022

Research by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests that a vaccine stimulating production of a protein critical to the skin’s antioxidant network could help people bolster […]

Sloan Kettering Institute scientists design CAR T cells to activate cancer pro-drugs at the disease site

Written by | 8 Jan 2022

Immunotherapies called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells use genetically engineered versions of a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. These treatments have energized cancer care, especially for people […]

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