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2013-07-30 10:41:25

Men who decide to be screened for prostate cancer and those who forgo PSA screening stick with their decisions after receiving materials explaining the risks and benefits of the test. The decision aids greatly increased their knowledge about screening and reduced their conflict about what to do, but did not have an impact on their screening decision when measured a year later. That's the finding of a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine that examined both web-based and...

2013-07-29 23:00:24

Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online, July 30, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that...

2013-07-29 20:20:55

RESTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendation (Grade B) for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of high-risk patients (those 55 through 79 years old and have a 30 pack year or greater history of smoking). Previous evidence, including published National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results, shows that CT lung cancer screening...

2013-07-29 16:26:10

USPSTF to recommend screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans. ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prevent Cancer Foundation has been heavily involved in advocacy coalition efforts to get the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to recommend screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with high-quality annual low-dose CT scans. Implementing this screening according to guidelines can prevent a...

2013-07-25 23:23:47

Basic Health International believes in a world where no woman is lost to cervical cancer, a preventable disease. Joe Lockhart, Giovanna Gray, Miriam Hess and David Einhorn hosted a fundraiser in Washington, DC on July 18 to garner awareness and support for this important cause. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Over 60 people joined hosts Joe Lockhart, Giovanna Gray, Miriam Hess and David Einhorn to support Basic Health International, a non-profit organization working to eradicate...

2013-07-24 11:52:46

In an analysis of 5-year survival rates among black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1991 and 2005, black women continued to have a lower rate of survival, with most of the difference related to factors including poorer health of black patients at diagnosis and more advanced disease, rather than treatment differences, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. "For 20 years health care investigators in the United States have been keenly aware of racial...

2013-07-22 12:26:32

Prevention, early detection of cancer key to improving survival rates WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the cancers, breast cancer is the primary killer of Latino women in the U.S., while colorectal cancer is the second most common among men and women. Yet, survival rates improve dramatically with early detection, which is why the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has launched a four-market campaign to educate Hispanics about the prevention and early...

2013-07-16 23:19:26

“A 360-Degree Spin Around Screening” addresses how institutions can minimise false positives and ensure full anti-bribery and anti-money laundering compliance. Skokie, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 BankersAccuity, the global standard for payment efficiency and compliance solutions, today released a new white paper, “A 360-Degree Spin Around Screening,” outlining six steps to better anti-bribery and anti-money laundering (AML) screening for institutions. In an era of enhanced scrutiny,...

2013-07-09 23:02:45

Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. In October 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an...

Annual Pap Smears Still Norm
2013-07-09 16:32:57

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The requirement to receive an annual pap smear is deeply ingrained in the minds of most women and their doctors. However, in 2009 guidelines were revised to recommend screening every three years. According to a recent study conducted by Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about half of the obstetrician/gynecologists studied still...