breast cancer screening

USPSTF: Ovarian cancer screening not recommended for low-risk womenIn a new statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending against ovarian cancer screening for women who have no symptoms and no hereditary cancer syndromes. Plus: Breast MRI screening results in higher biopsy rates, according to a study.
Breast cancer screening and prevention: Results that matterRandomized controlled trials have established that mammography reduces breast cancer mortality. However, mammography is less effective in women with dense breasts.
Top tech advancements improving breast cancer screening
Top tech advancements improving breast cancer screeningEarly detection of breast cancer continues to be the best way to save lives and decrease healthcare costs over time, and new technology could help.
Asian-American women need better targeted breast cancer therapyA new study provides new insights into the epidemiology of breast cancer among the most prominent Asian-American ethnic groups in California.
Is there a link between CVD and preterm birth?A study looks at the impact of a preterm birth on the mother's future risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus: Do shift work and physical labor negatively impact a woman's fertility? Also, are women who get a false-positive mammogram more likely to delay their future screenings?
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcareTwo reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.
Re-evaluate coverage policies for breast cancerNew NCCN guidelines include new technology as an option for patients’ annual screening.
Researchers discuss ‘less is more’ cancer treatment approachMost patients hear the word “carcinoma” or “cancer” and believe they may die if they do not seek treatment. But ASCO researchers say that may be a problematic mentality.
Are breast density letters too dense?A new study looks at whether breast density letters are too difficult for the typical woman to understand. Plus: The FDA issues a warning on fluconazole and miscarriage. Also, do irregular menses provide protection against ovarian cancer or increase risk?
USPSTF finalizes breast cancer screening guidelinesThe organization finalizes the guidelines that were met with debate when they were first announced in 2015.