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.
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 ...
Experts debate merits of breast cancer screening
(AP) -- Are doctors overtreating breast cancer? At a breast cancer conference Friday in Barcelona, experts discussed how to implement mammogram screening programs across Europe, balancing fighting cancer ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yearly mammograms from age 40 save 71 percent more lives, study shows
A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives ...
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.
Study suggests mammograms under 50 if family risk
(AP) -- Women in their 40s with a moderate family risk of breast cancer should get yearly mammograms, a new study suggests.
Doctors need to help patients prepare better for health decisions
Twelve years ago, then 28-year-old graduate student Brian Zikmund-Fisher was forced into the toughest choice of his life: Die from a blood disorder within a few years or endure a bone marrow transplant that could cure him ...
No support for routine prostate screening, but one-off test at 60 may be beneficial
Existing evidence from randomised controlled trials does not support routine population screening for prostate cancer, concludes a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Researchers suggest new paradigm for breast cancer screening
Should we spend more money urging women to use mammography screening on a regular basis or should those dollars and effort be used for discovering and developing better early detection tests?
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.
Disagreement Over Mammography Task Force Study
When a government-appointed panel of experts released new guidelines last month calling for fewer routine mammograms, they were met with public confusion, political outrage, and a media storm that left women ...