Newswire (Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Received: Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:44:39 AM CDT)

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New Prostate Cancer Findings from Northwestern University Discussed (Dramatic increase in the utilization of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging for detection and management of prostate cancer)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Research findings on Oncology - Prostate Cancer are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Chicago, Illinois, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate is an evolving technology that provides functional information of the prostate that helps distinguish benign from malignant lesions. We hypothesized that mpMRI is rapidly adopted in the US to fill the unmet need for a non-invasive, accurate screening tool."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Northwestern University, "The aim of this study is to assess the increasing utilization of mpMRI for the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. We conducted a retrospective review of an institutional clinical data repository of four million patients. Clinical information from all men undergoing mpMRI from October 2013 to December 2015 was collected in a prospectively designed database. Individual chart reviews were performed for each patient. 1521 mpMRI of the prostate were performed with an increase in the use of 486% over 26 months. The most common indication for mpMRI was abnormal screening (64%) and 47% of these men went on to prostate biopsy, either by cognitive mapping (65%) or MRI-US fusion targeting (35%). 261 men elected to defer prostate needle biopsy after informative decision-making with their urologist. 12.7% of mpMRI were performed for active surveillance, 7.5% for clinical staging, and 3.2% by radiation oncologists planning radiotherapy. 7% of mpMRI were performed to evaluate the pelvis for biochemical recurrence, a third of which identified a region of suspicion for targeted. Prostate mpMRI is increasingly performed for both the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "As clinical utilization increases along with the diffusion of technology and radiologic expertise, MpMRI has the potential to influence clinical decision-making and fulfill the need for a non-invasive, accurate tool for the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer."

For more information on this research see: Dramatic increase in the utilization of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging for detection and management of prostate cancer. Abdominal Radiology, 2017;42(4):1255-1258. Abdominal Radiology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.T. Oberlin, Northwestern University, Feinberg Sch Med, Dept. of Urol, Chicago, IL 60611, United States. Additional authors for this research include D.D. Casalino, F.H. Miller and J.J. Meeks.

Keywords for this news article include: Chicago, Illinois, United States, North and Central America, Technology, Diagnostics and Screening, Epidemiology, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Northwestern University.

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