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2012-02-14 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dilon Diagnostics -- According to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) in January 2012, Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), also known as Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), can detect cancers missed by the two most common breast imaging studies, mammography and ultrasound. BSGI had the highest overall sensitivity (91%) for breast cancer detection, significantly higher than that of mammography and...

2012-02-07 06:58:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Recent clinical guidelines recommend against routine ovarian cancer screening because incidence of ovarian cancer is low, there is no proof that screening affects mortality rates, and screening tests have low positive predictive values and high false-positive rates. However, a recent survey has shown that physicians continue to routinely screen women for ovarian cancer that leads to unnecessary and expensive follow up tests or procedures. Researchers surveyed 3,200...

2012-02-06 15:33:48

Feb. 4 was World Cancer Day A new study analyses the influence that certain birth and infancy characteristics have on mammographic density — an important indicator of breast cancer risk. The results reveal that women born to mothers aged over 39 years and women who were taller and thinner than the average girl prior to puberty have a higher breast density. This brings with it an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Although the role that mammographic density plays in breast...

2012-02-01 01:08:53

A study of 64,659 women, recently published in the journal Academic Radiology, found that while 1,246 of these women were at high enough breast cancer risk to recommend additional screening with MRI, only 173 of these women returned to the clinic within a year for the additional screening. “It´s hard to tell where, exactly, is the disconnect,” says Deborah Glueck, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and associate professor of biostatistics and...

2012-01-09 12:11:20

A new study has found that when parents get tested for breast cancer genes, many of them share their results with their children, even with those who are very young. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed that most parents think that their children are not distressed when they learn about the test results. For parents, one of the primary motivations for getting tested for hereditary cancer genes is to better...

2011-12-13 06:35:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For years, mammograms have been the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But a new study in the UK suggests that since the introduction of the test in the country, things such as false positives and overtreatments are becoming more common. In 1986, the Forrest Report recommended the introduction of a National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) offering three yearly...

2011-12-09 16:06:57

Research: Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: Updated modeling of Forrest report A new study published on bmj.com today supports the claim that the introduction of breast cancer screening in the UK may have caused more harm than good. Harms included false positives (abnormal results that turn out to be normal) and overtreatment (treatment of harmless cancers that would never have caused symptoms or death during a patient's lifetime). This may be because the cancer grows so...

2011-12-08 23:41:06

Breast cancer survivors who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation are at high risk for developing contralateral breast cancer – a new primary tumor in the other breast – and certain women within this group of carriers are at an even greater risk based on age at diagnosis and first tumor status, according to data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. "Our studies show that certain subgroups of women [with this mutation]...

2011-12-06 23:25:40

A new case-control study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that women who participated in at least three screening mammograms had a 49 percent lower risk for breast cancer mortality. "Our study adds further evidence that mammography screening unambiguously reduces breast cancer mortality," said Suzie Otto, Ph.D., a senior researcher in the department of public health at the Erasmus MC at Rotterdam...

2011-12-02 14:00:00

Research published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) identifies breast density as being associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. These types of cancers are also noted to be more aggressive. Although reported findings are new, physicians at Susquehanna Health (SH) have been acting on this principle for nearly a decade. âœBased on data and our experience, we...