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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...

2014-02-26 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 08:28:04

DUBLIN, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7dcrnk/preowned_medical) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Pre-Owned Medical Devices Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Pre-Owned medical devices are defined as the devices that were owned earlier by any healthcare institution and that are now subject to sale or repurchase...

2014-02-25 23:31:35

Center for Breast Health Honored for Providing Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment Jackson, MS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Center for Breast Health at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society,...

Improving Cancer Diagnosis Rates With New Paper Test Strip
2014-02-25 13:37:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a paper test that could improve cancer diagnosis rates. Cancer mortality rates can be drastically reduced with early detection, but some of these methods, such as mammography and colonoscopy, are unable to be used in developing nations. Cancer rates in these countries now account for 70 percent of mortality around the world, so a new method to detect the...

2014-02-24 23:24:03

Grassroots Events Across USA on 3.3.14 Focus on Aggressive But Lesser-known Breast Cancer with Disproportionate Impact on Younger Women, African-American Women and Women with BRCA1 Gene Mutation Norwood, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Breast cancer treatments and public awareness have advanced in recent years; however, Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) lags behind with no targeted treatments for patients and minimal recognition of its existence. With up to 20% of breast cancers...

2014-02-24 16:23:52

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Diagnostic Imaging, a leading online community for medical imaging professionals, explored in two related blogs the latest controversy around a recent screening mammography study. Radiologists Ken Keller, MD, and Eric Postal, MD, both regular contributors to Diagnostic Imaging, offered their remarks related to a recent BMJ study that found annual mammograms for women aged 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer mortality...

2014-02-21 23:21:11

What To Do About The New Controversies Regarding Mammograms Thousand Oaks, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The controversy about screening mammogram rages on. Last week, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published its conclusion that "annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination." Some people may interpret this result as women don't need mammogram anymore. On the other hand, we have...

2014-02-19 23:24:10

Hails Emphasis on Volumetric Assessment of Breast Density Wellington, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The changes in the breast density reporting categories included in the Fifth Edition of Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) Atlas recently issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) represent a significant step towards the provision of accurate breast density measurements to women by the renewed emphasis on volumetric assessments, according to Volpara...

2014-02-13 08:30:57

Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments Examining disparities in cancer control - A story of gaps, opportunities, and some successes TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released today uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if...


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