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Latest Breast cancer screening Stories

2013-05-16 10:47:31

Insurance coverage for annual screening likely one reason for persistence Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted through the evidence and recommended that while women ages 50-74 should continue to undergo mammograms every two years, those between the ages of 40 and 49 without a family history of...

2013-05-14 20:22:12

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress Angelina Jolie has sparked a national conversation after opting to undergo a preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for the breast cancer gene. Jolie's family history combined with her test results put her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer according to news reports. "Personal and family history are the major determinants for genetic testing," said Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D, MPH, director, Breast Cancer Survivorship...

2013-05-13 23:00:08

Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online, May 14, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two...

2013-05-02 23:24:23

Nationally recognized, breast center continues commitment to 100% early detection of breast cancer with the addition of breast tomosynthesis. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Montclair Breast Center is one of the first women´s centers in New Jersey to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without...

2013-05-02 08:37:18

Accurate, Rapid, Cost-Effective Blood Test Aims to Confirm True Negative Findings While Halving the Rate of False Negative Mammography Results MIAMI, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced that it has received CE mark designation for its Octava Pink(TM) breast cancer test intended for confirmatory use in women who have received negative mammography results. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that screening mammograms miss about...

2013-05-01 12:27:53

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 1, 2013 PRNewswire/ -- Molecular breast imaging (MBI), also known as breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), is a relatively new form of breast cancer detection conducted by injecting the patient in the arm with a specialized tracer and then obtaining images of the tracer distribution using detectors. The imaging procedure is similar to that of mammography, but with significantly less compression and each image takes between 5 - 10 minutes to obtain. Previous work has...

2013-04-19 17:49:09

In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended against annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that mammogram rates in the United States have not declined in that age group, or any other. The study results are published in...

2013-04-19 17:45:33

May improve detection in dense breasts 2D plus 3D breast imaging increases cancer detection rates by 11%, and could be particularly useful in detecting cancer in women with dense breasts, a new study suggests. Researchers at Yale University Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, CT, reviewed the screening mammograms of 14,684 patients. Forty-two cancers were found in 8,769 patients who had only 2D imaging (a cancer detection rate of 4.8 per 1,000), said Dr. Jaime Geisel, a lead author of...

2013-04-18 18:55:09

Screening breast ultrasound performed after mammography on women with greater than 50% breast density detects an additional 3.4 cancers or high risk lesions per one thousand woman screened, a detection rate just under that of screening mammography alone for women with less dense breasts, a new study shows. Screening mammography detects 4-5 cancers per thousand women screened. The study, conducted in conjunction with seven Connecticut radiology practices, included 19,745 women who had dense...

2013-04-16 16:24:35

Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis finds cancers missed by 2D screening alone utilizing the double read with arbitration approach used in many countries of the world BEDFORD, Mass., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that a new study published...