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2010-04-22 15:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) issued the following points of clarification in response to the Reuters article published this morning. Today's Reuters story alleging that WellPoint employs a targeted rescission policy for members with breast cancer is inaccurate and grossly misleading. The story incorrectly reports that WellPoint singles out women with breast cancer for aggressive investigation with the intent of canceling their...

2010-03-15 13:56:07

New study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds US Preventative Services Task Force mammography recommendations could hinder early detection CHICAGO -- New research findings published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that some breast cancers continue to be detected as a palpable lump rather than being found through mammographic screening. Patients who presented with palpable tumors "“ those detected as a result of breast...

2010-02-02 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoMatrix, Inc., developers of the innovative HALO® Breast Pap Test, has been awarded a new technology agreement by Novation, the supply contracting company of VHA Inc, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista. This agreement includes the HALO® Console, HALO® Cart, HALO® Patient Interface Cassette and HALO® Specimen Collection Cups. The agreements...

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2010-01-05 11:55:00

According to new guidelines released from two different sources on Monday, mammogram testing should begin on women with an average risk of breast cancer at age 40 and women with a higher risk at age 30. These new guidelines contradict guidelines from a U.S. advisory panel made last year. According to Reuters, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging made the joint recommendations based on the success of annual mammography screening beginning at age 40. "The...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Investigation and one of the country's most respected medical policy professors has written a new commentary which criticizes proposed changes to breast cancer screening. The federally-funded US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended an about-turn in breast cancer screening, which includes recommending against routine screening in the 40-49 year old range, screening only every other year in older women...

2009-12-06 11:41:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA has approved new technology that now allows radiologists to detect breast cancer sooner and faster. The SonoCine Automated Whole-breast Ultrasound Method and is being offered by only one facility in Arizona - Arizona Breastnet, in Scottsdale. This unique technology is designed specifically as a breast cancer screening tool to enhance yearly mammography screening. Until now, ultrasound has only been used for diagnostic purposes - not for...

2009-11-23 08:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy G. Brinker, founding chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, will address the controversy over new federal breast cancer screening recommendations at a Speakers Newsmakers press conference in the Holeman Lounge at 12:00 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Brinker, a breast cancer survivor and leader of the global breast cancer movement, will challenge the just-released...

2009-11-23 11:47:02

According to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an expert government panel, routine screening mammography is advisable every two years for women ages 50 to 74 with average risk for breast cancer.  The Task Force recommends against routine screening mammography for women ages 40 to 49.  According to the panel, the decision to start screening before the age of 50 should be an individual one and should take into account a woman's age, general...

2009-11-20 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founding chair of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will address the controversy over new federal breast cancer screening recommendations at a Speakers Newsmakers press conference in the Holeman Lounge at 12:00 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Brinker, a breast cancer survivor, will challenge the just-released guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that...

2009-11-19 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., MBA, President, National Medical Association: "This week the nation received the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on breast cancer screenings. The National Medical Association (NMA) believes African American women, in consultation with their physician, should continue the practice of routine mammography screening at age 40 or earlier...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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