Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer’

July 8th, 2016

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing

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Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks and benefits, and the role of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Types of Cancer


May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


March 31st, 2016

3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection

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Longer follow-up evaluating digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, demonstrates its continued effectiveness compared to standard digital mammography (DM) when screening for breast cancer. These results were recently published in JAMA Oncology. It is well established that survival rates for treatment of early breast cancer are significantly superior to survival rates […]

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Tags: 3D, Breast Cancer, digital breast tomosynthesis, mammography, News, screening, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


January 25th, 2016

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. There is an estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive today in the United States. At present, […]

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Tags: ACS, American cancer society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, follow-up, guidelines, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


October 26th, 2015

Blood Test May Predict Cancer Recurrences Earlier than Standard Methods

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A blood test that can detect circulating DNA from cancer cells appears to accurately predict the risk of a breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than standard detection methods among women with high-risk breast cancer. However, further study is necessary to confirm these findings and understand their benefit in a clinical setting. These results were […]

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Tags: blood test, Breast Cancer, ctDNA, detection, DNA, News, predict, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


April 23rd, 2015

The Importance of Awareness of Breast Density and Its Impact on Cancer Screening and Risk

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Women in the United States may not be adequately aware of breast density and its complications. Legislation that requires providers to discuss a woman’s breast density is likely to help build awareness. These findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Breasts are considered dense if they have a lot of fibrous or glandular […]

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Tags: awareness, Breast Cancer, breast density, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, screenings


February 4th, 2015

Low-Fat Diet May Help Prevent Certain Breast Cancers

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Women who lower their fat intake may have a reduced risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/progesterone receptor (PR)-negative breast cancer. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The relationship between diet and breast cancer has been studied extensively. In particular, the link between dietary fat intake and breast cancer risk has been a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer prevention, cancer prevention, diet, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


January 27th, 2015

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress?

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Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included the following key developments: 2014: Have we Made Progress? Recent Study Finds That African American Women Less Likely To Receive Standard Breast Cancer Treatment Breast Cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer research, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer


December 16th, 2014

IBIS-I Trial Confirms Greater Than Fifteen Year Benefit of Tamoxifen to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women

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Long term results of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-I (IBIS-I) were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, confirming that tamoxifen significantly decreased the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women. The IBIS-1 clinical study was designed to investigate the long-term risks and benefits of taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer prevention, cancer prevention, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, tamoxifen


December 12th, 2014

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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Breastfeeding could cut the chance of developing breast cancer by up to one fifth according to researchers sharing the results of a major clinical study presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 Previous studies have suggested that breastfeeding has a protective effect against the development of breast cancer, but the impact appeared relatively […]

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Tags: breasfeeding, Breast Cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, News, risk reduction, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


December 4th, 2014

3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts

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A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts. Breasts are considered dense if they have a […]

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Tags: 3-d mammography, Breast Cancer, cancer detection, cancer prevention, dense breasts, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, tomosynthesis


December 3rd, 2014

Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their Forties

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A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Screening recommendations for […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer prevention, MRI, News, screening, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


September 24th, 2014

Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer

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Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing the risk of cancer. Now a new study has put a number on that reduced risk: 41.5 percent.1 That’s right: […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, exercise, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer


August 28th, 2014

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use

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According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  The study’s results should help to allay any concerns about the potential for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors to […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, News, RA, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer, TNF


August 12th, 2014

Weighing the Risks

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Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.” —From the 2006 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention1 […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Breast Cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, Colon Cancer, endometrial cancer, News, obesity, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer