Tag: breast cancer

The rise of AI in radiology—and what the future holds

When it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, radiology is leading the charge. As of May 13, 2024, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved nearly 900 AI- and machine learning (ML)-enabled devices, and the vast majority of them are in radiology. One example…

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By: Brita Belli
June 24, 2024
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AI analysis suggest breast cancer surgery “may do more harm than good” for middle-aged patients

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI)-fueled analysis of electronic health records suggests that clinical guidelines for de-escalating surgery should be extended to younger breast cancer patients. Conducted by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers and published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, the analysis suggests that “surgery involving sentinel…

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By: Matt Danford
June 6, 2024
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AI promises to eliminate unnecessary breast cancer biopsies

Editor's Note An AI model that outperformed MRI and ultrasound in identifying patients with axillary breast cancer metastasis shows the technology’s potential to reduce the need for needle or surgical biopsies, according to developers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In a May 21 report on their new AI model, researchers…

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By: Matt Danford
June 6, 2024
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FDA announces class 1 recall for radiographic breast tissue marker

Editor's Note The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the recall of Hologic Inc.’s BioZorb Marker a class 1, indicating a risk of serious injury or death. BioZorb is an implantable radiographic marker used to mark soft tissue (such as breast tissue) for future medical procedures. Provided sterile…

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By: Matt Danford
May 23, 2024
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FDA approves imaging drug for detecting cancer after lumpectomy

Editor's Note The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumisight (pegulicianine), a fluorescent imaging drug used to detect cancerous tissue during lumpectomy, on April 17. Administered intravenously prior to surgery, Lumisight is designed for use with the Lumicell Direct Visualization System (DVS) or another imaging device that is FDA-approved…

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By: Matt Danford
April 22, 2024
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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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