Tag: breast cancer

Researchers develop new early stage breast cancer detection device

Editor's Note Researchers from the University of Waterloo have devised a new, noninvasive method for detecting early stage breast cancer in just 2 minutes using very low electro-magnetic frequencies. The findings were first published in August in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.  The research team discovered that very low electro-magnetic…

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By: Brita Belli
November 29, 2023
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New AI tool shows promising accuracy when IDing survivors among breast cancer patients

Editor's Note A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool has shown to accurately identify invasive breast cancer patients who are likely to be long-term survivors and could benefit from reduced chemotherapy, according to a new study. The findings were published in Nature Medicine on November 27.  Researchers from Northwestern University collaborated…

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By: Brita Belli
November 28, 2023
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Online breast cancer surgery information too difficult to understand

Editor's Note Online breast cancer surgery information is often difficult to understand and may be impeding people’s ability to make informed decisions about their care, US News October 25 reports. Researchers reviewed patient education materials describing breast-conserving surgery, mastectomy, and lymph node surgery from US National Cancer Institute related websites…

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By: Brita Belli
November 8, 2023
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Progress on breast cancer awareness, additional steps needed

Editor's Note Significant progress has been made in national health efforts to prompt women to look for signs of breast cancer earlier and inform them about their breast cancer risk, but continued efforts are needed, Chief Healthcare Executive October 30 reports.  Among women younger than 50, breast cancer is the…

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By: Brita Belli
November 3, 2023
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National health observances in October: Health literacy, breast cancer, mental health

Editor's Note October is a month of awareness for several causes, according to the US Department of Human Services (HHS) and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Each month, the HHS highlights "National Health Observances" (NHOs), and October, it is raising awareness for health literacy, breast cancer, the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 1, 2023
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USPSTF recommends mammograms for women starting at 40

Editor's Note The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on May 9, issued a new draft recommendation on screening for breast cancer, recommending that all women get screened for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40. In a statement, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2023
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