Topic: Prediction of Tumor Responses thru Volumetric Functional MRI
this new kind of volumetric functional MRI may discover tumor responses of treatment much earlier and therefore may extend survival into years.
but I wonder who gave the low figure of 2,500 new cases/year figure from our foundation to the study.
below is a partial description directly quoted from the article
“Our latest volumetric functional MRI scans could help people with aggressive cancers, and little time to spare on failed treatments, know as quickly as possible if their treatment is working and when they need to consider other treatment options. And without having to wait for months to actually see tumor shrinkage,” says study senior investigator and radiologist Ihab Kamel, M.D., Ph.D.
Results from the first of two studies to be published in the same July 1 issue of the journal Radiology show that the high-precision, 3-D images, taken shortly before and one month after a form of chemotherapy called transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, could assess the treatment’s impact against a rare and advanced form of liver bile duct cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma. The study involved 29 men and women aged 29 to 82, all undergoing treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. "