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Refining Breast Cancer Screening to Increase Effectiveness

2022 01 Aug

Cancer is a disease that, if left untreated, can progress and spread rapidly and cause death. Breast cancer has a diverse range of pathological entities and can incorporate indolent to aggressive legions. It can have varying histological patterns, clinical presentations, treatment responses and outcomes. Timely screening is essential, and intervening... Read more

Hologic - Project Health Equality

2022 13 Jul

Hologic has partnered with other forward-thinking organizations to drive change that will impact women's lives for generations. This includes ALL women, regardless of race, caste or creed. Statistics show that Hispanic women are 40% more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 30% more likely to die from it than non-Hispanic white women.... Read more

AI Catches What Radiologists Miss on Breast Screening

2022 16 May

A large German study found that AI can accurately detect and localise breast cancers on screening exams missed by radiologists, which in turn can reduce the frequency of cancers between screenings (usually 24 months).   Many breast cancers are clinically detected due the onset of symptoms during the interval between breasts screenings. Often... Read more

Flatiron Data Supports Using Palbociclib Plus an Aromatase Inhibitor for Metastatic Breast Cancer

2022 09 May

This Pfizer-sponsored study used de-identified data derived from the Flatiron Health Analytic Database in a retrospective observational study to demonstrate palbociclib (PAL) combined with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) is an effective first-line therapy for treating metastatic breast cancer.   Hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor... Read more

How Good is the Evidence Informing Breast Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines?

2022 05 May

A study published in Clinical Breast Cancer  revealed that the quality of the systematic reviews that provide the evidence to inform clinical practice guidelines differed widely.   The systematic reviews and meta-analyses used to inform the clinical practice guidelines for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (U.S.) and European Society... Read more

AI in Population Breast Screening Cuts Radiologist Workload by 63%

2022 25 Apr

Danish and Dutch researchers recently demonstrated that using artificial intelligence (AI) as an aid in population-based breast screening can cut radiologist workload by 63% and false positive finding by 25%.   Examining the mammograms produced by population-based breast cancer screening program produces a significant workload for radiologists.... Read more

Talk. Test. Treat. STDs are Preventable, Treatable, and Mostly Curable

2022 14 Apr

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Week is observed in the U.S. yearly during the second whole week of April. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 20% of the U.S. (68 million) had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in 2018. About 26 million were new infections which incurred USD $16 billion in direct... Read more

Mammograms Shouldn’t Revolve Around COVID-19 Vaccinations

2022 16 Mar

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) now recommends that women should not delay mammograms due to COVID-19 vaccinations. Lymph node swelling caused by vaccination presented a concern for false positives because this is a signal also associated with cancer. Women were advised in 2021 to delay mammograms to avoid false-positive results and unnecessary... Read more

January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month

2022 14 Jan

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as well as the U.S. Congress marks January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The U.K also recognizes 17-23 January 2022 as Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.   Over 14,000 U.S. women are diagnosed each year. Globally, it was estimated in 2018 that cervical cancer caused 311,000 deaths making... Read more

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Continues to Perform Well After 10 Years

2021 14 Dec

Over the last ten years, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has continued to provide better cancer detection with fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography. At RSNA 2021, Dr Liane E Philpotts of Yale School of Medicine presented a study comparing DBT’s performance to 2D mammography over a ten-year period.    An X-ray source travels in... Read more