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 - cancer

The next generation of intraoperative imaging for clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) may incorporate near-infrared (NIR) dyed antibodies that track down a tumor biomarker, according to a study published online April 21 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 - Structural Heart, severe aortic stenosis, heart valve

The radiotracer 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) serves as a biomarker of calcification activity in patients with aortic stenosis and may predict disease progression, according to a study published in the March issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

 - breast cancer pink ribbon

The genetic tests clinicians use to diagnose and stratify breast cancer are getting increasingly complex and studies show that there may be some discordance between generations when assessing a woman’s risk of cancer recurrence. Molecular subtyping may be the only way to get clarity on the matter.

 - alzheimer's disease

Typical Alzheimer’s neuroimaging looks at amyloid deposition and neurofibrillary tangles, but a new quantitative method uses arterial input to bring signs of functional disease into sharper relief, according to a study published April 16 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 - PCOS theca cell

If an ovarian cell carries a certain genetic variant it could spell an excess of androgens much like testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, making it more difficult for them to conceive. This revelation could eventually lead to a diagnostic test and treatment, according to an announcement yesterday from the National Institutes of Health.