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JAMA Oncology Supports Effectiveness of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

2016 19 Feb

Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that a new longitudinal study published online in advance of print in JAMA Oncology reports that women screened for breast cancer over multiple years using Hologic's Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams benefited from a significant drop in costly and stressful recalls.1The findings published in JAMA Oncology provide... Read more

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Hologic Applauds Passage of Federal Measures that Preserve Access to Breast Cancer Screening

2015 22 Dec

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has expressed support for new federal measures that preserve access to mammography for breast cancer screening and increase incentives for biomedical research and development.  These measures were recently passed with bipartisan Congressional support and signed into law by the President.Essential components of the Protect... Read more

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Experts Assess ACS Cancer Screening Recommendations

2016 09 Aug

A new article supports the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations have modified the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography and have also focused on patient preferences in decision making.The three primary recommendations by the ASC included:1. Annual... Read more

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Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy

2016 01 Jul

Does Changing The Order Of Second Mammograms Reduce Detection?A study in the UK, where two film readers independently evaluate each mammogram for signs of cancer, has found that changing the order of examination between two sets of readings did not result in any significant difference in detecting breast cancer.The study, published in The Journal of... Read more

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Fatal Flaw In Breast Cancer Screening

2016 01 Jul

Impact of Dense Breast Tissue On Reliability Of MammogramsThe internet and social media have transformed our‏ lives. They have literally opened up a global connection ‏to those with similar interests and passions. In ‏my focused world of patient advocacy for breast health, ‏I meet innumerable women, fervent in their yearly breast ‏cancer screening,... Read more

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3D Of Dense Breasts To Help Slash Recall Rate, Cost For Cancer Screening

2016 28 Apr

Breast tomosynthesis exams, combined with conventional mammography, can help reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer detection in women with both dense and non-dense breasts, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These key benefits could lower the costs associated with needless follow-up exams,... Read more

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Has Affidea Polska Found the Recipe for life?

2016 03 Mar

Each year, more than 17,000 new breast cancer cases are reported in Poland, leading to over 5,600 deaths, many of which are primarily due to late detection. But what does all this have to do with baking bread? Well, Affidea Polska, in partnership with the Polish Amazons, the Social Movement and the Polish Oncological Nurses Association, had just launched... Read more

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International Breast Ultrasound Course 2016

2016 29 Jan

The International Breast Ultrasound School (IBUS) was formed in 1991, and is incorporated in Switzerland as a non-profit organization. The secretariat is currently based in Italy. Since its formation, IBUS has established itself as the leading international provider with teaching programs covering all aspects of multimodality breast imaging and image-guided... Read more

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Which Modality for Which Breast Density?

2016 12 Jan

A systematic review of available data on dense breasts has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are reclassified as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next.The review, conducted by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions, also found that supplemental... Read more

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New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit

2016 05 Jan

Whilst mammography remains the most consistent modality for breast cancer detection, it is neither foolproof nor perfect. Additional modalities are required to supplement mammography in order to further increase accurate detection of breast abnormalities. Targeted breast ultrasound and MRI are modalities that are used currently as an adjunct to mammography,... Read more

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