Author | Janis Kelly

Articles

Ultrasound/fine-needle aspiration diagnoses melanoma metastases

December 01, 2005

Ultrasound plus confirmatory fine-needle aspiration cytology can reliably diagnose melanoma metastases, including those less than 6 mm in diameter. Use of the technique enabled over 12% of patients with lymph node metastases to undergo immediate lymph node dissection without the need for prior sentinel node dissection, according to a German study presented at the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Ultrasound/fine-needle aspiration diagnoses melanoma metastases

October 27, 2005

Ultrasound plus confirmatory fine-needle aspiration cytology can reliably diagnose melanoma metastases, including those less than 6 mm in diameter. Use of the technique enabled over 12% of patients with lymph node metastases to undergo immediate lymph node dissection without the need for prior sentinel node dissection, according to a German study presented at the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando.

Contrast ultrasound predicts response to angiogenesis therapy

October 25, 2005

A new contrast-based Doppler ultrasound technique can predict within the first two weeks of treatment which patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) will respond to Gleevec (imatinib) therapy, according to a study presented at the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando.

Ultrasound technique forecasts renal cancer therapy success

October 21, 2005

Doppler ultrasonography with perfusion software and contrast agent injection can be used to predict which patients with metastatic renal cell cancer will respond to treatment with the antiangiogenic drug sorafenib, according to a study presented at the 2005 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando.