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IMAGING Management

Does Cancer Screening Really Save Lives?

2016 11 Jan

Amidst growing appreciation of the harms of cancer screening, advocates still claim that it “saves lives". However, this assertion is based on reductions in disease specific mortality rather than overall mortality, according to a BMJ article published by Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and colleagues.The... Read more

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Study: False-Positive Mammograms May Point to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

2015 08 Dec

A new study has found that women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result.The study, by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues is published in Cancer... Read more

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MRI/NIRST Method Improves Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

2015 13 Jul

A new breast exam that uses MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone, according to researchers from Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College (NH, USA). The findings are published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Cancer Research.Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer... Read more

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Mets Imaging in Early Breast Cancer Common Despite Guidelines

2015 24 Jun

A Canadian study shows that most women with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasised, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing. Advanced imaging — such as computed tomography, MRI and positron emission tomography — is increasingly used to detect possible metastases and now comprises... Read more

Executive Health Management

US Spends $4 Billion Per Year On Breast Cancer Overtreatment

2015 08 Apr

A study published this week in Health Affairs reports that the US spends an estimated $4 billion per year on unnecessary medical expenditures for women between the ages of 40 and 59 who see their doctors for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The costs are related to mammograms that generate false alarms ($2.8 billion) and treatment for some slow-growing,... Read more


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