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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:...

2009-09-25 09:25:25

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common non-invasive lesion of the breast, presents unique challenges for patients and providers largely because the natural course of the untreated disease is not well understood. Because most women diagnosed with DCIS are treated, it is difficult to determine the comparative benefits of different treatment strategies versus active surveillance, meaning systematic followup. An independent panel convened by the NIH urged the scientific community to...

2009-09-24 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Dutch aviation services company, its director and sales manager pleaded guilty today in the District of Columbia to federal charges related to a conspiracy to illegally export aircraft components and other items from the United States to entities in Iran via the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus. The announcement was made by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S....

2009-09-08 13:31:50

A new study identifies a molecule that acts cooperatively with a well known oncoprotein to drive progression of noninvasive breast cancer to metastatic, life-threatening disease. The research findings, published by Cell Press in the September issue of the journal Cancer Cell, could have a significant impact on therapeutic decisions by facilitating identification of high risk patients. Elevated ErbB2, a well known invasion and metastasis promoting protein, is found in about one quarter of...

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2009-04-09 13:26:59

A University of Minnesota cancer surgeon and researcher has found a dramatic increase in the number of women diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) increased by 188 percent between 1998 and 2005, according to Todd Tuttle, M.D., lead researcher on this study. Tuttle is associate professor of oncologic surgery with...

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2009-02-06 14:04:14

Radiation appears to help women that have been diagnosed with early stage, noninvasive breast cancer, researchers reported on Thursday. In a study of four randomized trials consisting of 3,925 women, researchers compared the results of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who had received radiation as a part of their treatment with those who had not received radiation. Therapy that includes radiation appears to noticeably lower the risk of recurrence of either DCIS or invasive breast...

2007-08-03 09:23:04

By Burkholder, Hans C Witherspoon, Laura E; Burns, R Phillip; Horn, Jeffrey S; Et al With the development of expertise in image guidance for breast surgery, many surgeons now perform preoperative wire localization themselves. Use of a single wire versus multiple wires to bracket a radiographic breast abnormality has previously been described, although benefits of this technique based on clinical outcomes such as margin status, tissue volume removed, and re-excision rates have not been...

2006-07-06 06:10:00

LONDON -- A booster dose of radiotherapy may help stop young women with very early breast cancer from progressing to a more serious form of the disease, researchers said on Thursday. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a pre-cancer that occurs in cells lining the breast milk ducts. It is contained within the ducts and has not yet spread to the surrounding breast tissue. Surgery is usually performed to remove the cells and stop the cancer returning. If the DCIS is extensive, a mastectomy may be...


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