PET/MRI, CT metrics assess pathologic response of pancreas cancer to neoadjuvant therapy

According to an open-access Editor’s Choice article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). “Imaging metrics associated with pathologic response and […]

Novel therapy approach for hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

A new method to treat hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia has proven highly selective in targeting lesions and effective in slowing tumor growth, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The novel approach utilizes receptor-targeted photodynamic therapy with exendin-4-IRDye700DX to induce phototoxicity in insulin-producing cells that […]

Adding radiation therapy to prostate cancer surgery has been a tough call. New science eases the dilemma

One of the thorniest dilemmas posed by prostate cancer is whether, and when, to give radiation therapy—with its potential bad side effects—to men after surgery to remove the prostate gland. Now, three new randomized clinical trials—the gold-standard type of study—and a statistical “meta-analysis” of their results conclude that routinely giving […]

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered electronically more effective than face-to-face, says researchers

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered electronically to treat people with depression is more effective than face to face, suggests an evidence review led by McMaster University. Based on randomized control trials, the systematic review and analysis revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy that connected therapists and patients through such modes as web-based […]