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2014-07-31 12:30:02

VERNON HILLS, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General's warning about increasing rates of skin cancer - often caused by excessive exposure to UV radiation - dermatologists from throughout the Chicago area will be providing free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, August 2 at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. The event - SunSmart Chicago 2014 - is co-sponsored by the Chicago Dermatological Society (CDS), the Chicago Park District, the Women's...

2014-07-31 08:36:56

-- Panorama NIPT technology significantly reduces the number of false positives compared to quantitative NIPTs -- SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which demonstrates that the Panorama non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) performs consistently well in all pregnant women, regardless of their prior risk level. This is the first major...

2014-07-28 23:11:58

Health and wellness company, HealthFair, has been accredited in the Mammography Accreditation Program for their mobile health centers. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American College of Radiology has accredited HealthFair in the Mammography Accreditation Program which is a requirement for all U.S. facilities. This program provides peer review and feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and assurance, image quality and dose. It is the largest accreditation...

2014-07-28 10:24:49

ACR Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community. “Unsubstantiated claims of systemic and harmful patient anxiety should now be put to rest and not...

2014-07-25 23:01:44

Researchers at the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group say comprehensive informed consent is likely the key to preventing undue anxiety over lung screenings. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which are published today in Cancer, found evidence that men and women between the ages of 55 and 74 who had an abnormal finding on a lung cancer screening test did not experience more anxiety or reduced quality...

2014-07-21 08:28:22

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to...

2014-07-11 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause disabilities, developmental delays, or death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO The importance of newborn screening was underscored on June 24, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 1281), a...

2014-07-11 09:19:30

Harvard School of Public Health Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening, suggesting the increased risk of lethal cancer cannot be explained by diagnostic bias. It is the largest and most comprehensive study to date to look at the...

2014-07-02 12:26:38

Yale University 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, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the July 1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While the number of screening mammograms performed among Medicare patients remained stable during the same time period, the study focused on the adoption of newer imaging...

2014-07-01 23:07:01

This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse-oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & by Assay Kit – Global Forecast to 2019"...


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