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2013-09-10 11:14:14

A team of California-based breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists have developed a website to help navigate the new challenges posed by breast density notification laws, according to a special report published online in the journal Radiology. While mammography is considered the best single modality for population-based screening, its sensitivity is diminished by up to 20 percent in patients with dense breasts (breasts with a higher ratio of fibroglandular tissue to fat). This...

2013-09-10 08:30:53

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- So many advances have been made in the treatment of breast cancer that one has to wonder at its still stubbornly high rate, and the fact that it is still a leading cause of death in women. Catching the disease in its earliest stages through timely screening is inarguably a key factor, or perhaps even the key factor, in survival. At that point, not only can the cancerous cells be readily removed, but lifestyle changes can also be put in place to...

Regular Mammograms Could Save The Lives Of Younger Women
2013-09-09 11:09:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the majority of deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who never received regular mammograms. This, says the study’s authors, proves young women should undergo regular mammogram screening. The issue of mammograms for young women is a controversial topic, and many believe these scans should only be conducted on women between ages 50 and 74. Other studies have also shown, however, that mammograms...

2013-09-05 23:20:11

Colorectal Cancer Mortality is 49 Percent Higher Among African Americans New York, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a multi-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to determine factors which may influence why African Americans are less likely than others to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, despite having the highest CRC incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group in America. “The short-term...

2013-09-04 23:20:25

Image analysis and pattern recognition provider receives approval for AccuDetect® software, helping to improve radiologists’ effectiveness in detecting cancerous lesions. Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Parascript®, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, today announced FDA premarket approval (PMA) of its AccuDetect® 6.1 Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) system for digital mammography. AccuDetect is indicated for use in screening...

2013-08-26 13:31:38

A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal. The strategy is described in a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. If verified in an ongoing clinical trial, it could potentially help save the lives of thousands of women each year in the United States alone. There currently are no established screening strategies for ovarian cancer. The disease often...

2013-08-21 23:29:33

Healthcare Background Screening Firm PreCheck, Inc. Ranks No. 4121 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 63%. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 PreCheck, Inc. (http://www.precheck.com), a background screening and credentialing firm specializing in the healthcare industry, today announced it is ranked number 4121 on the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents the most comprehensive look at...

2013-08-21 23:01:49

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At...

2013-08-21 14:28:27

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Each year at least three million people reach the potentially deadly stage called active TB. The condition is treatable with...

2013-08-20 23:30:09

Morris Psychological Group, PA announces they will be offering free screenings for depression on October 10, 2013 from 4:30-8:30 at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall (Macy’s Court). After completing a screening, participants will receive referral information to local resources and agencies that can offer further evaluation and treatment if necessary. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Morris Psychological Group, PA announces they will be offering free screenings for depression on October...