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09
May

RANZCR Submission to the Australian Cancer Plan 2023 – 2033

Source: RANZCR has provided this submission to Cancer Australia’s consultation as part of the development of the Australian Cancer Plan 2023–2033. There were 52 recommendations made addressing the following topics: cancer screening, technologies and treatments, digital cancer care strategy, national cancer guidelines, patient access, funding and cancer research.

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18
Apr

Artificial sweeteners linked with a 13% higher risk of cancer

Source: A new observational study has found an association between the consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and acesulfame-K, to cancer. The worldwide artificial sweetener market is estimated at $22.2 billion and rising, a nearly three-billion-dollar increase in the last 2 years alone.

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16
Apr

AI trained on synthetic images makes accurate cancer diagnoses

A machine learning method trained on synthetic breast ultrasound elastography images accurately classified tumors when applied to real-world images.Matt O'Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Health Imaging

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07
Apr

mpMRI reduces unnecessary prostate biopsies

Using multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) to image men suspected of having prostate cancer can reduce unnecessary biopsies by more than a third and increase the detection of clinically significant disease by more than 50%. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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12
Mar

Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning

Preoperative breast MRI improves the surgical planning and outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a new study published online July 5 in Academic Radiology. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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22
Jan

Prostate MRI scoring system can standardize reporting, improve decision-making

“Integration of a scoring system into structured prostate MRI reports could be of great value to clinical research as well as routine clinical care..." Matt O'Connor | Imaging Informatics | Health Imaging

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15
Jan

Scientists use optical imaging to find deep cancers in their earliest stages

MIT researchers have developed a near-infrared imaging technique that can detect tumors deep in internal tissue before the cancer grows beyond a few hundred cells. Dave Pearson | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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14
Jan

ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup

Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as a diagnostic tool for working up positive findings on mammography screening in dense breast tissue. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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09
Jan

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are choosing active surveillance

Traditionally, men with low-risk prostate cancer had undergone radical prostatectomy or radiation, but many are now opting for a more conservative active surveillance approach. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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07
Jan

DBT detects smaller cancers with better long-term prognoses

DBT also identified more cancers and lowered recall rates in patients of all ages and breast density types. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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