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Women Prefer False Alarms Over Missed Cancers in Breast Cancer Screening

2021 14 Dec

A large German study found that most women who participate in breast cancer screening prefer a reliable cancer diagnosis over avoiding false-positive findings. Dr Toni Vomweg, a radiologist at  Radiologisches Institut  in Koblenz, Germany, presented the research findings at RSNA 2021.   Mammography is the current standard of care for breast cancer... Read more

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#RSNA2021: Hologic to Host Innovative Product Experiences and Information Sessions

2021 22 Nov

Hologic  will showcase its extensive portfolio of breast and skeletal health products, including screening and diagnostics solutions, breast biopsy, and breast cancer treatment and monitoring solutions, at the 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. On-site at McCormick... Read more

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Cervical Cancer Cut by 87% in HPV-Vaccinated Women

2021 05 Nov

New research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in The Lancet, found 87% lower cervical cancer rates in English women who were offered the Cervarix human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine vaccinated at ages 12 and 13 than unvaccinated women of similar age. This study provides the first direct evidence of Cervarix‘s effectiveness in lowering cervical... Read more

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60% of U.S. Women During and After Pregnancy Find Healthcare Unaffordable

2021 01 Nov

University of Michigan researchers in Ann Arbor examined financial hardship among U.S. women during and after pregnancy, which included the prevalence of cost-related unmet healthcare needs, unaffordable healthcare, and general financial stress.   The study examined financial hardship in 3509 peripartum women, aged 18 to 45 years, who participated... Read more

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The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Screening

2021 18 Aug

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on global humanity, upending life as we know it and resulting in millions of lives lost across the world. In order to handle and best serve the constant influx of COVID-19 patients, health care facilities all over Europe have had to make sacrifices and reallocate resources, leading to delays and... Read more

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AI Solution for Breast Cancer Detection Launched

2021 26 Jul

A deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) solution that works alongside radiologists to improve breast cancer detection, avoid unnecessary biopsies and ultimately improve the patient experience for women, is being launched in Qatar. Mia or Mammography Intelligent Assessment, is designed to support breast radiologists in making the critical... Read more

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Five Radiologists Speak Out for Annual Mammograms

2021 16 Jul

SAVING LIVES, MINIMIZING INVASIVE TREATMENTS “It’s an undisputed fact, and I don’t think anyone would disagree, that annual screening mammograms saves the most lives,” says Dr. Harriet Borofsky of Mills-Peninsula, one of five radiologists featured in this short video:  Why Mammography ? Unfortunately, according to Dr. Matthew Covington of... Read more

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Passionate About Breast Health

2021 16 Jul

Four radiologists share their passion for good breast health—the key to detecting cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Hologic has made remarkable strides in the fight against breast cancer. When we introduced the first 3D mammography™ system on the market in 2011, we transformed radiologists’ ability to detect breast cancer earlier... Read more

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Getting Cancer Screening Programmes Back on Track with AI and Digitisation

2021 07 Jun

Download full infographic here . Michael Quick, Vice President of Research & Development / Innovation at  Hologic  explains the crucial role the company sees artificial intelligence (AI) and digitisation playing in addressing the breast and cervical cancer screening backlogs across Europe. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change, with... Read more

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Do You Know the 12 Signs of Breast Cancer?

2021 03 Jun

Breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer, according to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in December 2020.  Women often initially detect breast cancers themselves, either by self-examination (25%) or by accident (18%).  According to a 2018 survey of... Read more