Search Tag: mammogram

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False-Positive In 1-3 Years Deters Women From Next Mammogram

2016 19 Apr

A false-positive screening for breast cancer may reduce the likelihood of a woman returning for her next planned mammogram if her prior test was within one and three years, a study at the University of North Carolina has found. Interestingly, however, the findings also suggest that a woman has a higher likelihood to return if her prior mammogram... Read more

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Ki67 Marker Is New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

2016 11 Apr

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered that women with higher levels of Ki67, a molecular marker that identifies proliferating cells in an area where the majority of breast cancers originate, had a five-fold chance of developing breast cancer. This is the first time scientists have been able to link the marker to precancerous... Read more

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Study: Does Breast Density Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

2015 09 Dec

Women with dense breast often worry about breast cancer, but new research from Johns Hopkins shows that breast density alone does not affect their risk. Age and body fat are more important co-factors that contribute to breast cancer risk, according to the Johns Hopkins study published in the journal European Radiology . Previous studies suggest that... Read more

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Higher Volume Mammography Centres Better for Screening

2015 19 Oct

New research suggests that women are more likely to benefit from mammography screening if this is done at facilities with higher total interpretive volumes. Researchers point out that these higher volume facilities are significantly more likely to diagnose invasive tumours with good prognoses. Their findings are published in the Journal of Medical... Read more

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Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

2015 11 Jul

Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme has come under closer scrutiny following new research showing that the screening results in overdiagnosis — for every life saved by the screening programme, five women are overdiagnosed and treated unnecessarily. The findings are based on a study conducted by the Research Council of Norway — upon... Read more

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Could MRI Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction?

2015 13 May

According to a new study published in Radiology , MRI can provide important information about a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. The findings suggest that MRI can play an expanded role in breast cancer screening and prevention. Previous studies show that dense breast tissue is associated with an increased likelihood of breast cancer development.... Read more

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Technology Predicts Breast Cancer Risk

2015 23 Apr

Researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) claim that a new "breast cancer risk analysis system" is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. Although not yet complete, the computer-aided detection system has proved successful in early studies — with an accuracy of 70 percent when it came to predicting which women would... 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... Read more

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Breast Density Better Predicts Breast Cancer Risk

2014 19 Dec

According to a new study from UVA Cancer Center, breast density can help better predict women's risk for breast cancer. The study was presented during the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The findings suggest that including breast density as part of risk models for breast cancer could help support the development of personalised risk... Read more