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2011-10-04 09:37:54

Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma who underwent a procedure called sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNLB) had a lower risk of cancer recurrence after two years, according to a study by researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center. When the biopsy's results were used to guide subsequent tests and treatment, these patients had longer survival rates than patients who had not undergone the procedure. "Sentinel lymph node biopsy, or SNLB, can be used to recommend which way to proceed with a patient's...

2011-09-26 11:13:34

Findings from major UK trial should change treatment practice, congress told A major UK trial has produced firm evidence that giving radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy cycles to women with early breast cancer significantly reduces the risk of the cancer recurring in the breast or chest wall. The treatment, known as synchronous chemoradiation, has minimal adverse side-effects and no detrimental effect on the patients' quality of life. Findings from the SEquencing of Chemotherapy...

2011-09-19 23:30:58

While mammography rates have improved among foreign-born women residing in the United States, these women are still less likely to have undergone breast cancer screening than native-born U.S. women. These study results were presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 18-21, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University believe that lack of access to health insurance and a regular source of health care are...

2011-09-09 11:26:17

Approach may help some women avoid mastectomy Whether chemotherapy is given before or after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) does not have an impact on long-term local-regional outcomes, suggesting treatment success is due more to biologic factors than chemotherapy timing, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented today at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium, the study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery),...

2011-09-07 14:13:23

University of Maryland study analyzed data from nearly 15,000 patients Young women with early-stage breast cancer have similar survival rates with a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, known as breast-conservation therapy, as with mastectomy, a new study conducted at the University of Maryland has found. The results of the analysis of nearly 15,000 patients listed in a nationwide cancer registry will be presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium to be held Sept. 8-11 in San Francisco....

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2011-07-28 05:51:05

The use of computer-aided detection (CAD) software to help analyze and interpret mammograms does not improve accuracy, according to a study published online July 27 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. CAD software is currently used for analyzing three out of four mammograms in the United States.  The technology is used to help identify patterns associated with breast cancers and to mark potential abnormalities for the radiologist to consider. To determine whether CAD leads...

2011-07-20 08:13:00

BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc.'s (OTCPK: SNDY) MammoView® instrument line, designed exclusively for breast endoscopy, has become crucial to early breast cancer screening as a method to significantly reduce breast cancer death rates. The Solos MammoView® Breast Endoscopy System is designed to distinguish and inspect suspicious pre-cancerous lesions undetectable by other methods as well as complement existing diagnosis and...

2011-06-30 07:03:40

By Hayley Mackieman, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)--Early detection in breast cancer patients is increasing survival rates of women diagnosed with breast cancer. According to long-term follow-up results in a Swedish study, breast cancer screening and mammography result in a significant reduction in breast cancer mortality. The Swedish trial of mammographic screening is the first breast cancer screening trial to show a reduction in breast cancer from mammography screening...

2011-05-31 10:49:00

MARSEILLE, France, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IPSOGEN SA (Alternext: ALIPS) today announces that two studies on the Genomic Grade test will be presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, that will take place June 3-7, 2011, in Chicago, Ill, USA. The Genomic Grade test (GG), a multi-gene expression test, improves tumor grading, long term prognostication, and consequently treatment decisions for women with early invasive hormone receptor...

2011-05-03 23:02:04

Breast cancers that are first detectable in the interval between screening mammograms are more likely to be aggressive, fast-growing tumors according to a study published online May 3rd in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Other studies have shown that cancers diagnosed between mammograms, known as interval cancers, tend to have a worse prognosis than those detected during routine screening. This study examined the difference between "true" interval cancers"”those not...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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