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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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Mammography: increased cancer detection in women ages 40-49

2018 20 Mar

A new study examining the effectiveness of screening mammography reveals these findings: the rate of breast cancer detection is higher (up 19.3 percent) in women ages 40–49 compared to the screening population ages 50 and above. The additional cancers detected translate to an overall 1.5% increase in callbacks and 0.1% in increased biopsies. The new... Read more

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New AI algorithm for breast cancer screening

2018 22 Feb

Researchers in South Korea have developed a deep-learning algorithm to help with the detection of breast cancer. They used pure data-driven features from raw mammograms without any lesion annotations to develop the algorithm. Results of their study, published in Scientific Reports, show the potential of the new deep-learning model for predicting breast... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 2, 2018

2018 20 Feb

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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

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LRCB Digital Breast Cancer Screening for Radiologists 2018

2018 02 Jul

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Hologic CEO Steve MacMillan to Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2017 30 Sep

Trailblazing Company Behind the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam Celebrates Year of Innovations in Breast Health Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that Steve MacMillan, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will join selected employees to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on October 2 in conjunction with the start of... Read more

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Automated Breast Ultrasound With Computer Aided Detection

2017 20 Jun

Dedicated computer aided detection (CAD)-software for automated breast ultrasound has the potential to improve the cancer detection rates of radiologists screening for breast cancer, according to new research published in the European Journal of Radiology. Mammography surveillance programmes have shown to reduce deaths from breast cancer. However,... Read more

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Study: No Evidence for Age-based Screening Cessation

2017 25 Apr

  Mammography is the standard imaging examination for breast cancer screening. Interestingly, a new study published in JAMA Oncology provides no audit-based evidence on specific age cut-off point for breast cancer screening. The finding supports guidelines for encouraging screening on the basis of individual patient values, comorbidities, and health... Read more