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2012-09-26 06:24:25

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading women's health care provider and advocate, is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Early detection saves lives," said Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "Women under 40 too often aren't aware of their own breast health, dismiss a lump as something that...

2012-09-12 10:26:10

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BRCA1/2 gene mutations, widely associated with breast and ovarian cancer risks in women, are, in principle, lethal to human embryos, according to new research conducted by three teams of researchers from the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in New York City, the Medical University Vienna in Vienna, Austria, and the Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria. BRCA1/2-positive embryos will only survive when also carrying a specific FMR1 gene genotype. In...

Controversial Breast Cancer Screening Does Save Lives
2012-09-07 12:12:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bald is beautiful. Just ask country music sensation, Kellie Pickler, who recently shaved her head in solidarity for a friend who was to undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer. Pickler decided to take action to educate others on the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Her actions follows recent research from the University of Melbourne that found that breast cancer screenings can help save lives and cuts the risk in half...

2012-08-28 02:28:55

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the breast imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes U-Systems, Inc. with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. The company has already won the 2011 Technology Innovation Award in the automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) market and has now received recognition for leveraging its unique products and demonstrating strategic excellence that has resulted...

Debate On Dense Breasts And Mammograms Rekindled
2012-08-22 05:46:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Based on a new study, the discussion on whether the density of breasts can affect the image resolution of mammograms has been rekindled. To begin, past studies have stated that women with dense breasts have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who have breasts with more fatty tissue. Proponents of these studies have noted that it is difficult for mammograms to catch a developing tumor due to dense tissue and...

2012-08-21 14:21:03

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that today it hosted Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT 5) at the Company's women's imaging manufacturing facility in Danbury, CT. The Senator and Representative participated in a discussion with local breast cancer leaders, saw a demonstration of Hologic's newest technology, Dimensions 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) and toured the Company's manufacturing plant. As a...

2012-08-21 12:34:44

The risk of dying from breast cancer was not related to high mammographic breast density in breast cancer patients, according to a study published August 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. One of the strongest risk factors for non-familial breast cancer is elevated mammographic breast density. While women with elevated mammographic breast density have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, it is not established whether a higher density indicates a lower chance of...

2012-08-21 02:24:21

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) just announced the official launch of its new free iPhone app, Early Detection Plan (EDP), which is available for download on iTunes for the iPhone and iPod touch. The EDP app encourages women to become more proactive about their health by scheduling reminders via push notifications to perform routine breast self-exams and schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms. The app is first of its kind...

Doctors Criticize Breast Cancer Charity For Misleading Women
2012-08-03 10:27:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The nation´s largest breast cancer charity -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- is being criticized by doctors who say the group´s misleading statistics are convincing women to have mammograms and failing to alert them on the risks. In a paper published in the British Medical Journal, Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH are accusing the charity...

2012-07-10 10:25:46

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study by Korean researchers at the Ewha Women's Hospital in Seoul, published this year in the Annals of Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), also known as BSGI, may be a better choice than MRI for women who have a new cancer diagnosis and dense breast tissue detected by mammography. According to their results, MBI/BSGI and MRI had nearly the same sensitivity for the detection of additional...