- Bexxar Study Gets National
- The New England Journal of
Medicine article 131I-Tositumomab Therapy as Initial
Treatment for Follicular Lymphoma reported exciting results
and received national attention, including ABC News. The
University of Michigan study reported that of 76 patients
enrolled in the study, 95 percent responded to the treatment,
and 75 percent had a complete response, meaning no evidence of
cancer remained. More than three-quarters of patients with a
complete remission were disease-free after five years.
View the abstract..;
- DOE Budget Cuts
for molecular/nuclear medicine programs in the Department of
Energy (DOE) Medical Applications and Measurement Science
Program has been dramatically cut in the proposed FY ’06 budget.
President Bush’s proposed budget reduces funding for these
programs from approximately $37 million in FY ’05 to $13.6
million in FY ’06. Most of the proposed $13.6 million in FY ’06
will go to research in fields unrelated to nuclear medicine.
The future of molecular/nuclear
medicine needs your help. The SNM has provided
information so that you can contact your legislators
- CMS Approves PET for Cervical
- Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that there is sufficient
evidence to conclude that an FDG PET scan for the detection of
pre-treatment metastases (i.e., staging) in newly diagnosed
cervical cancer subsequent to conventional imaging that is
negative for extra-pelvic metastasis is reasonable and necessary
as an adjunct test, and CMS intends to issue a national coverage
determination (NCD) for this indication.
- APhA Annual Meeting Early
- Nuclear Pharmacy has
planned a fun and educational program scheduled for the APhA meeting in
Orlando, including 15 hours of CE credit, NEO luncheon, a nuclear pharmacist
reception and breakfast, award recognitions, and a great chance
to renew old friendships and make new ones. Make your
plans to attend at
www.APhAmeeting.org. The early registration discount
expires March 2nd!
Deadline for APhA Meeting
Early Registration Discount
Clinical Pet/CT and Spect/CT Imaging of Cancer for Radiologists
and Nuclear Physicians, Baltimore, MD
Academy of Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
APhA 2005 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Pacific Northwest Chapter PET/CT Symposium
Coeur D'alene, Idaho
CE Weekend (3 hrs
nuclear), Fort Myers, FL.
35th Annual Spring Meeting Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNM, Ocean
Society of Nuclear Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
International Symposium on
Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Iowa City
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In the years 1975
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physiology and medicine were based on research
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A 53 year old woman presents for
restaging of multiple myeloma. The PET/CT scan demonstrates
unusual uptake in the gallbladder.. Continued....
The U.S. National Toxicology Program has
added ionizing radiation to its list of known carcinogens.
How do you think the addition of X and Gamma rays to
the list of carcinogens will affect imaging?
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