Items Tagged ‘screening’

October 6th, 2016

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

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According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable. Inaccurate tests however, can miss a cancer diagnosis when one is present or falsely […]

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Tags: false, Inaccurate results, News, Ovarian Cancer, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, tests


August 15th, 2016

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

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A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States. Recently, screening […]

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Tags: News, Prostate Cancer, PSA, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Prostate Cancer


May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in […]

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Tags: approval, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EPI proColon, fda, News, non-invasive, Rectal Cancer, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


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


July 21st, 2015

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable

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Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a study in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The study, […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


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


November 17th, 2014

MRA Applauds Congress for Getting the Sunscreen Innovation Act over the Goal Line

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(OMNI-CancerConnect) — The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) applauds the House for acting on the Senate-passed Sunscreen Innovation Act, clearing the way for the President’s signature. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY01) and John D. Dingell (D-MI12) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), the Sunscreen Innovation Act […]

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Tags: Melanoma, News, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Melanoma


July 23rd, 2014

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk

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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the near future. Specifically, the study found that negative HPV tests provided a more reliable assurance that women would not develop cervical cancer within […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, hpv, News, pap, screening, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


July 2nd, 2014

Study Shows Polypectomy as Effective as Partial Colon Resection

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A team from Stony Brook University reported that patients requiring removal of colon polyps could be effectively treated with laparoscopic-assisted polypectomy (LACP) and that the procedure required fewer resources than did partial colon resection (laparoscopic hemicolectomy, LHC), a common treatment for these patients. In this randomized study presented at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, polypectomy, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, surgery