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Affidea partners with ScreenPoint Medical to increase diagnostic accuracy of screening mammography

2019 11 Jul

Affidea and ScreenPoint Medical announced a strategic partnership to streamline and improve the clinical performance of screening mammography and drive the earlier detection of breast cancer. The partnership will leverage Affidea’s growing footprint in the European breast imaging marketplace and will provide a unique opportunity for ScreenPoint... Read more

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Surveillance MRI in breast cancer survivors

2019 11 Jun

The addition of breast MRI to mammography in screening breast cancer survivors for new cancers results in higher cancer detection rates, but also more biopsies that are benign, according to a large study published in Radiology. Annual screening with surveillance mammography is recommended for the millions of breast cancer survivors in the United... Read more

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Dense breasts, breast cancer risk, and screening choices in 2019

2019 05 Jun

Approximately 50% of women in the United States between the ages of 40 to 74 years old have dense breasts (an estimated 27.6 million women). The recent widespread inclusion of breast density information into screening mammography reports in 36 US states and suggestion to consider supplemental imaging has resulted in creating awareness and leading ... Read more

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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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A primer on next generation sequencing data analytics

2019 22 May

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming more and more standardised in terms of sequencing techniques.   With Precision Medicine coming into the clinical forefront, it is important to know the steps and possibilities associated with Next-Generation Sequencing techniques.   Introduction   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is... Read more

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Precision health and population health: can they intersect effectively?

2019 22 May

How and where can precision medicine and public health join forces to improve patient care and outcomes and, ultimately, lead to more efficient healthcare. HealthManagement.org spoke to four precision medicine experts for their views. You might also like: Precision Medicine: the future of health   Tienush Rassaf  Department Head... Read more

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Personalised Medicine: The road ahead

2019 22 May

How can healthcare accelerate the implementation of the science?   Where is Personalised Medicine (PM) already improving the lives of patients and what is needed to make it the standard of care across multiple conditions?     What’s your brief at the PMC?   I have a science and genetics background and bring scientific... 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