Looking ‘outside the tumor’ to detect cancer

April 16, 2019 | Cancer Screening

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University are among the first analyzing the regions outside a tumor and the blood vessels nearby to successfully predict whether those nodules are cancerous. Their latest research was highlighted in two recent publications in Radiology. Researchers are using radiomics to examine the shape of blood vessels feeding a nodule found on a lung CAT scan and in regions surrounding the tumor, and finding previously unrecorded changes in those blood vessels which accurately predict lung cancer.

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