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2014-03-04 12:25:57

Unequal access to diagnosis and treatment results in deaths of 1,710 black women annually NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study published today found a black: white disparity in breast cancer mortality in 39 of the most populous U.S. cities, with 35 of those cities experiencing a widening disparity over a 20-year period from 1990 to 2009. The 2014 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study is the largest study of its kind and the first to examine racial...

2014-03-03 23:01:06

Wisconsin doctor changes lives by offering skin cancer screenings to residents in remote areas; 10 percent of those screened had suspicious lesions. He has continued the screenings, with one to be held in Wautoma, Wis., April 12. Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In real estate, the axiom is “location, location, location.” Dermatologist Burt Steffes, M.D., knows that adage also applies to access to preventive screenings for dangerous skin lesions. Yet another patient with an...

2014-03-03 08:31:29

New products including lower-dose tomosynthesis and tomosynthesis-guided biopsy to be showcased for the radiology community BEDFORD, Mass., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its extensive portfolio of innovative products for breast cancer...

2014-02-28 04:21:53

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilabs, a leading supplier of clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging services in Europe and Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colorectal cancer announced today the Swiss market launch of Colox(R), a non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer. Colox(R) is offered as a service by Unilabs' clinical diagnostic service laboratories in Switzerland. Additional countries within Unilabs'...

2014-02-27 23:04:27

Colorectal cancer survivors stress the importance of early detection at 21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation's Scope for Hope event Fort Myers, Fla. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Shortly after Larry Mickley, 76, was first diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2004, he felt compelled to start a support group to help others with colorectal cancer in Fort Myers, Fla. Only two people showed up for the first meeting. Not to be discouraged, the former Payless ShoeSource President continued posting...

2014-02-27 08:28:32

New Ireland PSA Supports March's National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathy Ireland is partnering with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening, on a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to encourage those 50 and over to undergo screening for colon cancer. Colon cancer kills approximately 50,000 people each year,...

2014-02-26 23:04:39

Seven Abstracts Accepted for Presentation at ECR Demonstrate Benefit of Volumetric Breast Care Imaging and Analytics Data Vienna, Austria (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The ability of volumetric breast imaging data to provide actionable intelligence to guide screening of women with dense breasts with 2D and 3D mammography are among the key abstracts accepted for presentation at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting, March 6-10, 2014. According to Volpara Solutions, seven abstracts...

2014-02-26 12:25:59

New prostate cancer screening option combines existing tests to substantially increase accuracy CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) is the first health care provider in the country to offer a new non-invasive blood test for prostate cancer that is nearly three times more accurate than the current standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Known as the Prostate Health Index (phi), the new test's accuracy will effectively remove the...

2014-02-26 08:25:44

STOP Colon Cancer study addresses disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, included 869 patients who...

2014-02-26 04:21:32

KOLKATA, India, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The careHPV(TM) Test is the first HPV diagnostic designed for regions with limited healthcare infrastructure, complementing QIAGEN's market-leading digene HC2 HPV Test - Commercial launch of careHPV Test in India enables high-quality screening for prevention of cervical cancer among women in low-resource areas - The careHPV Test plays an important role in QIAGEN's...