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Health Management

What is the future of breast cancer screening?

2018 21 Aug

Αdvances in technology and the advent of precision medicine point to a move away from ‘one size fits all’ breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cause of death from cancer in women worldwide and the second leading cause of death from cancer in women in developed countries (Ferlay et al. 2014a; 2014b). Breast... Read more

IMAGING Management

Screening and treatment advances help reduce breast cancer mortality

2018 10 Jan

A simulation modelling study projecting trends in breast cancer mortality rates among U.S. women reveals these key findings: decreases in overall breast cancer mortality from 2000 to 2012 were associated with advances in screening and in adjuvant therapy, although the associations varied by breast cancer molecular subtype. It is not known how screening... Read more

Health Management

Volume 17 - Issue 5, 2017

2017 09 Nov

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Executive Health Management

Raising Patient Confidence Vital During Skin Cancer Screening

2016 16 May

There are two simple issues that dermatologists need to consider when conducting full-body skin cancer examinations: respect the patient’s preference for the observing physician’s gender, and how or if they wish their genitals examined. These conclusions result from research conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and published... Read more

IMAGING Management

False-Positive In 1-3 Years Deters Women From Next Mammogram

2016 19 Apr

A false-positive screening for breast cancer may reduce the likelihood of a woman returning for her next planned mammogram if her prior test was within one and three years, a study at the University of North Carolina has found. Interestingly, however, the findings also suggest that a woman has a higher likelihood to return if her prior mammogram... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ki67 Marker Is New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

2016 11 Apr

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered that women with higher levels of Ki67, a molecular marker that identifies proliferating cells in an area where the majority of breast cancers originate, had a five-fold chance of developing breast cancer. This is the first time scientists have been able to link the marker to precancerous... Read more

IMAGING Management

U.S. Doctors Call For Colon Cancer Screening Before 50

2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO poll Two thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people. The poll by SERMO , the social network for physicians and largest... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR2016: From Screening To Therapy: Innovative Breast Care Concepts

2016 04 Mar

With breast now the most common cancer among women and the second most common cancer overall, imaging research is exploring ways to develop new tools that include better screening, improved models and even cost-effectiveness, to help overcome the challenges from the growing demand in the sector. The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR2016: From Screening To Therapy: Innovative Breast Care Concepts

2016 04 Mar

With breast now the most common cancer among women and the second most common cancer overall, imaging research is exploring ways to develop new tools that include better screening, improved models and even cost-effectiveness, to help overcome the challenges from the growing demand in the sector. The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging... Read more

Cardiology Management

Preventing Heart Disease in Women - Which Guidelines?

2016 08 Feb

Nanette K. Wenger, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), has published a clear and concise review article on how to apply the many new and continuously updated guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reducing CVD risk factors in women. The article titled  Juggling Multiple... Read more