Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy
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  June 27, 2017  
  Breast Cancer  
  The latest breast cancer news from News Medical  
 Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapyStudy: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy
 
A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger.
 
 
 Adherence to NCCN Guidelines spares breast cancer patients from unnecessary testsAdherence to NCCN Guidelines spares breast cancer patients from unnecessary tests
 
According to SEER data, more than 260,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2016, most of whom were diagnosed with early-stage (stage I or II) disease.
 
   Study finds increase in early stage breast cancer diagnoses after Affordable Care Act took effectStudy finds increase in early stage breast cancer diagnoses after Affordable Care Act took effect
 
A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect.
 
   Scientists develop new three-in-one blood test that could transform prostate cancer treatmentScientists develop new three-in-one blood test that could transform prostate cancer treatment
 
Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes.
 
   NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptomsNAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms
 
A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society has been published online today in the Society's journal, Menopause.
 
 Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study
 
Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: StudyA new large scale study has focussed on faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer. The research could help doctors counsel and advise their patients in a more definitive way in terms of treatment as well as lifestyle changes that could minimize cancer risk.
 
 
 New laser imaging 'bowl' could reduce stages involved in spotting breast cancer
 
New laser imaging 'bowl' could reduce stages involved in spotting breast cancerIn a bid to make the world's first while-you-wait test for breast cancer, European scientists are developing a comfortable hemispherical bowl lined with laser sources and ultrasound detectors with the potential to reduce the stages in spotting the disease into a single appointment.
 
 
 Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs
 
Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugsA team of researchers at McMaster University has identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill the deadly cells thought to be the reason that cancer comes back after therapy.