Histopathology

One step ahead of cancer

In the UK, one in two of us can expect to get cancer in our lifetimes. With such a high disease burden, efforts to prevent cancer are at least as important as efforts to treat it. 

AI system can identify different cancer cells

Researchers in Japan have shown that an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.

IBD linked to prostate cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have a four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year US study.

Public urged to take heart age test

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults across the country to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their “heart age”.

The progress of histopathology reporting

Jo Horne, Andrew Usher and Gerry van Schalkwyk discuss the progress of the histopathology reporting programme and look to the future.

Molecular mechanisms of parkinson's

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease.

MRI for prostate cancer screening?

A new clinical study will test for the first time if MRI scans can be used for population screening to detect prostate cancer more accurately.

NI members win award

IBMS members were among the award winners at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards for Northern Ireland.

Predicting breast cancer risk

Professor Gareth Evans explains his test for genetic breast cancer, which could reduce unnecessary pre-emptive mastectomies.

State-of-the-art scanner

Patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will be the first in the world to benefit from two new state-of-the-art SPECTCT machines, which will offer the most advanced CT competences to accurately localise areas of disease.

Early cancer diagnosis study

Cancer patients are five times more likely to have surgery to remove their tumour, and less likely to have chemotherapy, if diagnosed at the earliest stage compared to the latest stage, according to new figures.

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