Imaging breast cancer with light: Researchers unveil 'photoacoustic mammoscope'
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to ...
Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle
Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation ...
Many cancers detected late in US: study
Almost half of cervical and colorectal cancers in the United States are diagnosed in the late stages of the disease when treatment is unlikely to help, a US government survey said Wednesday.
Poor being turned away from free cancer screenings
(AP) -- As the economy falters and more people go without health insurance, low-income women in at least 20 states are being turned away or put on long waiting lists for free cancer screenings, according ...
Researchers identify gene that regulates breast cancer metastasis
Researchers at The Wistar Institute have identified a key gene (KLF17) involved in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body. They also demonstrated that expression of KLF17 together with another gene (Id1) known to ...
Breast cancer screening: No added value through mammography
Do we need a revision of current recommendations for breast cancer screening? According to a recent prospective multicenter cohort study published in the "Journal of Clinical Oncology", this appears advisable at least for yo ...
Take a bow-wow: dogs fight bowel cancer
Japanese researchers on Monday reported a "lab" breakthrough: a retriever which can scent bowel cancer in breath and stool samples as accurately as hi-tech diagnostic tools.
Repeat MRI screening for breast cancer results in fewer false positives
MRI screening for breast cancer delivers consistent rates of cancer detection and fewer false-positive results over time, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology.
The mammogram debate
When Mette Kalager published the results of her study of routine mammography screening in two Norwegian counties in September, controversy erupted.
Piezoelectric Fingers Key in New Breast Cancer Detector
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Drexel University are developing a new portable, low-cost, radiation-free breast cancer detector that can potentially be used in a doctor's office as a first-line to detect breast cancer.
Study questions whether screening really cuts breast cancer deaths
A study from Denmark published in the British Medical Journal today finds no effect of the Danish screening programme on breast cancer deaths.
Study shows Hodgkin lymphoma survivors lack post-treatment screening for other cancers
A population-based study of 2,071 Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors over 15 years has discovered that while many survivors had multiple X-rays and CT scans years after treatment was finished, they often did not receive recommended ...
PSA test for men could get a second life for breast cancer in women
The widely known PSA blood test for prostate cancer in men may get a second life as a much-needed new test for breast cancer, the most common form of cancer in women worldwide, scientists are reporting in a new study in the ...
New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s
(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...