Diagnosis and Staging Research

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  • Seeking Cancer Clues in Blood, Researchers Explore Exosomes
    Posted: July 12, 2016

    Researchers are exploring ways to use vesicles called exosomes to gain insights into cancer and to develop clinical tools for patients.

  • Image-guided biopsy for diagnosis of prostate cancer can increase detection of high-risk tumors
    Posted: January 27, 2015

    In the largest prospective study to date of image-guided technology for identifying suspicious regions of the prostate to biopsy, researchers compared the ability of this technology to detect high-risk prostate cancer with that of the current standard of unguided prostate biopsy.

  • NCI establishes Genomic Data Commons to facilitate identification of molecular subtypes of cancer and potential drug targets
    Posted: December 2, 2014

    NCI is establishing the Genomic Data Commons to store, analyze and distribute cancer genomics data generated by NCI and other research organizations. The GDC will provide an interactive system for researchers to access data, with the goal of advancing the molecular diagnosis of cancer and suggest potential therapeutic targets based on genomic information.

  • The benefits of looking across many cancer genomes: A perspective
    Updated: August 12, 2014

    Cancer is not a single entity, but rather, it is more than one hundred complex and distinct diseases, with most cancer types demanding a unique treatment strategy. TCGA researchers have developed a formal project for a cross tumor analysis, called Pan-Cancer. Its goal is to assemble TCGA’s wealth of data across tumor types, analyze and interpret those data, and finally, make both the analyses and the data freely available.

  • The Downside of Diagnostic Imaging
    Posted: January 26, 2010

    An article about radiation exposure during computed tomography and nuclear imaging procedures and the risk of cancer. Several studies released in 2009 have helped to quantify the risk and the growing use of these diagnostic imaging methods.