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2014-07-11 09:19:30

Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer.

2014-07-02 12:26:38

Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases.

2014-07-01 23:07:01

This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography.

2014-07-01 12:28:02

Conference Committee Report Includes $500k for Public Education Initiative in FY15 Budget, Putting Massachusetts in Lead BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts'

2014-07-01 10:02:49

Many women and physicians believe that a pelvic examination should be part of annual well visits, but an analysis of the current evidence by the American College of Physicians (ACP) shows that the harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits.

2014-06-25 12:30:24

DALLAS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology

Novel Three-Dimensional Imaging Ups Breast Cancer Detection Rate
2014-06-25 08:26:41

Tomosynthesis is a type of 3-dimensional imagery added to 170,000 examinations. Adding this new type of breast imaging technique to digital mammography has been associated an increase in cancer detection rate.

2014-06-19 09:24:56

An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known - that the benefits of breast screening "are modest at best" – and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of overdiagnosis, psychological stress, and high healthcare costs.

2014-06-16 18:08:50

Examination and review of several studies that evaluated patient-centered outcomes for individuals undergoing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer found that screening does not appear to significantly influence overall health-related quality of life or result in long-term changes in anxiety or distress, but that positive results in the short-term, do increase distress levels.

2014-06-16 16:25:34

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intensive outreach program targeting vulnerable patients dramatically improved screening rates for colorectal cancer, according to a new


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.