Search Tag: Screening

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 was... 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 tissue... 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 pollTwo 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 health care professional... 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 Research... 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 Research... 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

IMAGING Management

Screening in Older People - When Not To

2016 22 Jan

Researchers in the U.S. have found that nearly 16 percent of individuals 65 years or older may have received non-recommended screenings for breast and prostate cancers because they had limited life expectancies of less than 10 years. The finding, reported in JAMA Oncology, could help inform measures to curb unnecessary and potentially harmful cancer... Read more

IMAGING Management

Screening Recommendations

2016 18 Jan

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published final recommendations on screening for breast cancer following an in-depth review of the science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, and a detailed review of input received from the public and healthcare professionals on its 2015 draft recommendation. The recommendations,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Disease in Adult Cancer Survivors

2016 18 Jan

According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease at an earlier age leading to substantial morbidity. The study researchers point out that the type and frequency of screening that would be most effective in such patients is still not clear. It is estimated... Read more


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