Latest Overdiagnosis Stories

2008-08-05 09:00:03

By Tara Parker-Pope New York Times News Service In a move that could lead to significant changes in medical care for older men, a national task force Monday recommended that doctors stop screening men 75 and older for prostate cancer because the search for the disease in this group is causing more harm than good.

2008-06-25 03:02:10

By Segall, George M The fastest-growing clinical application of molecular imaging is the evaluation of tumor metabolism using ^sup 18^F-FDG. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) includes PET or PET/CT in 18 of its 31 practice guidelines.

2006-08-09 17:15:00

Researchers say they have developed a test that can predict with near certainty whether the most common form of lung cancer will return after surgery.

2005-09-21 17:00:00

Men like cyclist Lance Armstrong and comedian Tom Green who survived testicular cancer are at increased risk of developing other types of cancer for at least 35 years after being diagnosed with the original disease, a new analysis shows.

2005-08-04 16:42:33

New research published online by the BMJ today (Thursday 4 August 2005) suggests that melanoma is being overdiagnosed in the United States.

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