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Machine learning cuts mammogram volume radiologists need to read

2019 05 Jun

Over 40 million mammography exams are conducted in the United States every year, with the volume of images growing exponentially. Radiologists workloads further increase with the implementation of innovative screening technologies like digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) that require more reading and testing time, increasing the pressure to deliver... Read more

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After 5pm your doc may not screen you for cancer

2019 28 May

A new study endeavoured to research whether breast and colorectal cancer screening are related to the time of day a patient visits their primary care clinician. As part of this quality improvement study shows, both clinical ordering and patient completion of cancer screening tests decreased later in the day. The study published in JAMA found that... Read more

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U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

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New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

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#ESMOBreast19: continuous chemo shows better outcomes & quality of life in advanced breast cancer

2019 30 Apr

Patients with advanced breast cancer benefit more through undergoing continuous chemotherapy which helps them both improve survival outcomes and maintain quality of life, as opposed to intermittent scheduling, according to new results of the Stop&Go study which will be presented at the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2-4 May, in Berlin, Germany.... Read more

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Mammography damage control: a decade of fake news

2019 10 Apr

“Mammography does more harm than good” sums up countless headlines seen in many medical journals, books, and other published articles (print and online). A flood of damaging reports amplified perceived risk of “over-diagnosis” and over-treatment. Study after flawed study — like a house of cards — touted mammography’s alleged harms and costs.  This... Read more

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#ESMOBreast19: 1st ESMO Award to Jonas Bergh

2019 02 Apr

Lugano, Switzerland, 2 April 2019 - The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) announced today that Prof. Jonas Bergh from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm will receive the newly established 2019 ESMO Breast Cancer Award in connection with the inaugural ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2019 (2-4 May, Berlin, Germany).  The ESMO Breast... Read more

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Women want mammogram results promptly

2019 20 Feb

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System conducted a survey study to understand preferences of f emale patients regarding what method and how quickly they want to be given screening mammogram results . Researchers found the majority of patients preferred to wait for mammogram results at the time of the appointment (i.e., same... Read more

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EuroSafe Imaging celebrates 5 year success in radiation protection

2019 13 Feb

An interesting line-up of activities is scheduled during the forthcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019 to celebrate EuroSafe Imaging 's five years of success in medical radiation protection. The programme aims to ensure that the issue of radiation protection in medical imaging is front and centre throughout the congress, organisers said. ... Read more