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2014-04-23 08:32:38

A Symposium Luncheon Hosted by Hologic Will Focus on Cutting-Edge Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Technologies BEDFORD, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its comprehensive suite of healthcare solutions for women at the 62(nd)...

2014-04-22 12:07:09

Anxiety over false positive does not negatively influence future screening choices Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine. Anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo routine screening mammography...

2014-04-17 15:37:43

Texas researchers recommend new early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for young cervical cancer survivors Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, offer...

2014-04-16 20:22:35

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements by Andorno and Jüni, in their recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), that women need clear information with which to discuss mammography with their doctor. Unfortunately, the NEJM article failed to meet this standard. The authors minimized the deadly consequences of their recommendations to the Swiss...

2014-04-15 08:28:48

-- Octava(TM) Breast Cancer Tests Are Designed for Adjunctive Use with Screening Mammography to Help Identify False Positive and False Negative Results -- MIAMI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced completion of a $2.72 million financing. The financing was led by a new family office private investor, and existing investors also participated. Proceeds of the financing will mostly be used to support the continued development and...

The Internet May Be The Worst Place For Info On Colon Cancer: Study
2014-04-15 07:06:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people surfing the Internet, information on colorectal cancer is too difficult to understand and doesn’t address the key risks of the disease and the biggest concerns that patients have, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologists. Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Deepak Agrawal, the lead author of the paper, and his colleague Dr. Chenlu Tian, reviewed dozens of popular...

2014-04-14 10:51:19

Women with diabetes are 14 per cent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital. The study, published today in the journal Diabetic Medicine, is the first to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on the gap in mammogram screening among women with diabetes. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is...

2014-04-12 23:02:34

During Cancer Control Month, patients can now see Drs. Scott Cohen, Rodney Horvat and Richard Chace, a periodontist team in Winter Park, FL, for oral cancer screenings. These screenings may help increase oral cancer survival rates when done consistently, allowing professionals to identify and treat precancerous lesions before they develop into mouth cancer. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Patients in Orange County can honor Cancer Control Month this April by being screened for...

2014-04-09 12:31:53

DUBLIN, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdqkxc/cervical_cancer) has announced the addition of the "Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA - Test & Patients - Worldwide" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdqkxc/cervical_cancer ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cervical cancer is one of the deadliest...

2014-04-08 23:25:29

Routine screening for dementia is currently not recommended for people without symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Millions of American women have routine mammograms and colonoscopies to detect breast and colorectal cancer early, when they're most treatable. So why don't they also get periodically tested for memory loss or a decline in thinking skills? The April 2014 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch explores and explains the recent U.S. Preventive Services...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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