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IMAGING Management

U.S. study: wide variation in breast cancer follow-up imaging

2018 18 Jul

A new U.S. study shows that follow-up imaging for women with nonmetastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, with many low-risk patients receiving high-cost procedures that are not recommended by experts. Some patients even receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation. The UC San Francisco-led study... Read more

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New study confirms higher cancer rate in women with dense breasts

2018 27 Jun

Women with mammographically dense breast tissue have higher recall and biopsy rates, as well as increased odds of screen-detected and interval breast cancer, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers used automated software to help classify mammographic density in 107,949 women ages 50 to 69 from BreastScreen... Read more

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Combined digital screening detects more breast cancers

2018 06 Jun

New research demonstrates that digital mammography plus tomosynthesis detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone.  This higher detection may have a beneficial impact on cancer prognosis, according to the research appearing online in the journal Radiology. The new research represents a preliminary analysis from the Reggio... Read more

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Study: start breast cancer screening at 40

2018 29 May

Based on stage at diagnosis of breast cancer, the greatest mortality reduction is achieved with mammography utilisation starting at the age of 40. This is the main finding of a study that compared estimated 5-year mortalities of patients diagnosed with breast cancer based on stage at diagnosis and national screening mammography guideline categorisation.... Read more

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36th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

2019 07 Mar

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Poor prognosis for breast cancer detected after negative mammography

2018 08 May

New Harvard-led research indicates that cases of breast cancer diagnosed after a negative screening mammogram were more likely to be associated with poor prognosis than those cancers diagnosed after a positive screening mammogram. The findings were based on a review and analysis of mammography data for more than 300,000 women and published in JAMA... Read more

Health Management

Volume 18 - Issue 2, 2018

2018 20 Feb

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Health Management

Exchanging 'mammography' screening with 'breast cancer' screening

2018 20 Feb

No refunds or returns for advanced disease Without a shift to a personalised breast cancer screening programme, participation rates in mammography screening may further decline. As i said goodbye to another Christmas season and headed to the mall and my local post office to exchange a gift with one that fits or is more apropos to my personal... Read more

Cardiology Management

Potential heart damage from breast cancer treatments

2018 06 Feb

Some breast cancer therapies may cause damage to the heart, making it necessary for healthcare providers to draw up strategies to prevent or minimise the damage, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation. AHA notes that breast cancer survivors, especially older women over the... Read more

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35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

2018 08 Mar

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