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2011-10-11 12:10:14

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary experiments. This technology could be a non-invasive way for physicians to detect abnormal cells, or dysplasia, which have the potential of turning cancerous. These cells are in the epithelium, or lining, of various tissues, including the esophagus and colon....

2011-05-24 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive preliminary results from a study of Oncotype DX® in patients with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast) conducted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), a clinical trials cooperative group supported by the National Cancer Institute. The ECOG 5194 validation study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating that a pre-specified Oncotype DX DCIS...

2010-10-21 14:48:38

UC Davis research examines cost-effective strategies to reduce cancer incidence and death A study of the options for reducing cancer incidence and mortality among women who have been treated for precancerous cervical lesions found that an annual conventional Pap smear is a cost effective strategy. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and colleagues tested several follow-up screening strategies for the 500,000 American women diagnosed and treated for...

2010-01-14 14:19:50

An article and commentary published online January 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute review available data on diagnosis and management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and offer recommendations for the field. These include identification of better risk stratification methods, consideration of the elimination of the word "carcinoma" from the name, and further investigation into whether imaging technology and guidelines can be modified to focus on high-risk lesions. The...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month, singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are teaming up to encourage young women to do their part to help reduce their risk of cervical cancer. The goal of the "Reality Check: What Young Women Don't Know About Cervical Cancer" campaign is to raise awareness of cervical cancer and motivate young women to talk to their healthcare professional...

2009-11-30 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has been proven to be a highly sensitive imaging technique for the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a difficult to diagnose breast cancer. BSGI is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independent of tissue density and discover very early stage cancers. According to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), BSGI is an effective...

2009-10-23 17:08:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the October issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-876-8633, extension 9751. (Logo:...

2009-09-03 09:24:01

Vaccinating women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) may prevent some forms of breast cancer and save tens of thousands of lives each year, new Australian research suggests. Using genetic probes, researchers at the University of New South Wales tested cancerous breast cells and found several strains of HPVs known to have a high risk of initiating cancer of the cervix. HPV has a causal role in 90-95 per cent of cervical cancers. The research was conducted by a team from the UNSW School of...

2009-03-03 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a medical device company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval to manufacture its LUMA(R) Cervical Cancer Imaging System in its San Diego facility. The LUMA Cervical Imaging System was developed to significantly improve the detection of high-grade pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities that have the potential to become invasive cancer. Almost a thousand women...

2009-02-27 10:54:00

American Journal of Surgery Study Reveals Conclusive Findings NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Women facing a recent breast cancer diagnosis may find additional cancer in the same or opposite breast with further testing using Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) according to a study published in the February 2009 "American Journal of Surgery." BSGI detected additional or more extensive breast cancer in the same or opposite breast in 10.9 percent of newly diagnosed patients...


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