Search Tag: Cancer

Women's Health

Women’s Cancer Screenings Fell by More than 80% During COVID

2021 05 Jul

According to the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, breast cancer screenings for underserved women decreased by 87%, and by 84% for cervical cancer, during April 2020 when compared to the previous five years of averages for the month. In a statement, lead study author and CDC health scientist Amy DeGroff said... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins Reduce Risk of Cancer in Heart Failure Patients

2021 29 Jun

New findings published in the European Heart Journal report that statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users. Findings also show that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced risk of dying from cancer. There is sufficient clinical evidence to show that... Read more

Cardiology Management

Financial Toxicity With CVD Higher Than Cancer

2021 29 Jun

  Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the two leading causes of mortality. They are also leading contributors to increasing healthcare costs for both healthcare systems and patients.   Financial toxicity is a well-known side effect of the high costs associated with cancer care. However, in recent years, clinical studies have suggested that... Read more

Women's Health

CNN Anchor Urges Women to Get Educated About this Common Cancer

2021 15 Jun

CNN's chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour announced she has ovarian cancer after a four-week absence from her CNN programme while she underwent treatment. The Emmy Award-winning journalist discussed her diagnosis and treatment, and had a strong message for viewers during her CNN International programme "Amanpour," June 14. "Like millions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bridging the “Policy To Practice” Gap In Cancer Care

2021 01 Jun

Based on experience in a first set of cities across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, this article highlights key challenges and enablers for translating policy into practice for quality, equitable cancer care. Key Points Programmatic strategies to address complex health challenges can be accelerated by enabling... Read more

IT Management

AI Tool May Improve Diagnosis of Metastatic Cancers

2021 17 May

New research published in the journal Nature describes an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that could improve the diagnosis for patients with complex metastatic cancer. In 1 to 2 percent of these cases, the primary site of tumour origin cannot be determined, and patients often have to undergo extensive diagnostic procedures, which can delay treatment.... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI to support Breast Tomosynthesis Image Interpretation

2021 09 May

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is increasingly used in breast cancer screening, as it increases sensitivity of mammography. Due to the large number of images, reading errors occur as well as an increase in reading time.   This is based on findings from a study on the “Impact of artificial intelligence support on accuracy and reading time in breast... Read more

Women's Health

Breast Surgery Portfolio

2021 02 May

One of the first questions a woman may ask once she has been diagnosed with breast cancer is, “When will I get back to live my life as normal as possible?”. So, it is comforting to know that there are systems in place that enable healthcare professionals to help every patient on the road to recovery and normality.   Hologic offers a portfolio that... Read more

IMAGING Management

Less Shut-Eye if You have Breast Cancer

2021 11 Apr

A recent study has shown that women with breast or endometrial cancer have increased levels of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Researchers from the Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and the University of Sydney, Australia, found that various epidemiological studies reported increased mortality... Read more

IMAGING Management

Future Forward: Particle-Beam Therapy Zaps Cancer

2021 05 Apr

Researchers from the Centre for the Clinical Application of Particles (CCAP) [i]  recently presented results from a study on “An interdisciplinary collaboration transforming personalised, precision,  particle-beam therapy of the future.” This study includes the LhARA project that is currently in the Research and Development phase.  Cancer is the... Read more