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2013-12-09 23:02:27

18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose CT are indolent according to ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group study. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 An analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that more than 18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT or low-dose CT) may be indolent. “This is another important piece of information that helps us...

2013-12-07 23:04:25

Corporate Screening was selected as one of the top 13 employee screening firms in the 2013 edition of HRO Today's Background Screening Baker's Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. Middleburg Heights, Ohio (PRWEB) December 07, 2013 Corporate Screening Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the top 13 employee screening firms in the 2013 edition of HRO Today’s 2013 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. With a fourth place ranking...

2013-12-05 14:20:59

Study findings published in Cancer Prevention Research underscore viability of simulation modeling to stratify patients by disease risk to better focus resources where most beneficial Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling and analytics company, today announced results of a simulated clinical trial which found that the seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (7SNP) genetic test for breast cancer was most cost effective when used to guide MRI screenings for patients found to have an...

2013-12-03 13:28:59

Researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) led to reduced recall rates and an increase in cancer detection in a large breast cancer screening program. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to be cancer. These false-positive findings are associated with a higher recall...

2013-12-02 10:15:06

To be published online Monday, Dec. 2, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology addresses imaging-based screening and radiology's increasing role in preventive medicine. Topics covered include breast density legislation, digital breast tomosynthesis (or 3-D mammography), lung cancer screening and computed tomography colonography (CTC) reimbursement. The December screening issue was guest edited by Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, and...

2013-11-30 23:02:44

BHI was honored to present two evidence-based research studies at the 5th International Cancer Control Congress in Lima, Peru. These presentations help perpetuate BHI's goal to improve health interventions and contribute to the knowledge of the global health community. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Earlier this month, Basic Health International (BHI) presented research findings at the 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5) in Lima, Peru. The global forum promotes...

2013-11-26 13:32:54

For the past ten years, clinicians throughout the United States have been performing unnecessary Pap tests for cervical cancer screening in certain groups of women, according to a researcher from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. The research results were published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. "Almost two-thirds (64.5%) of women who have had hysterectomies reported having recent Pap tests," said Deanna Kepka,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.