Einstein signs joint venture deal with Solis Mammography
Einstein Healthcare Network has formed a joint venture with Solis Mammography, an independent provider of breast imaging services. The organizations plan to open five breast imaging service centers beginning this fall. The first center will be at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, Pa. Other sites are planned for Einstein Healthcare Network King of Prussia and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Locations have not been determined for the additional sites, which will open in 2018. Barry…
CONCLUSION: Expression of VEGF, COX-2, and MMP-9 is highly correlated to the mammaographic appearance of spiculation, vascular abnormalities, and lymph node metastasis. However, the present results suggest that expression of VEGF, COX-2, and MMP-9 is either not or weakly correlated to mammographic appereance of calcification. PMID: 29767863 [PubMed - in process]
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Many women have slight differences in the size or shape of their breasts. Breast asymmetry is usually not a cause for concern, though substantial asymmetry in the size or density of breasts may suggest an increased risk of breast cancer. A mammogram can look for abnormalities and diagnose the cause of breast asymmetry.
(American Chemical Society) For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn't always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS' journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive 'disease screening pill' that can make cancerous tumors light up when exposed to near-infrared light in mice without using radiation.
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Preventive Medicine, Volume 112 Author(s): Julia Abelson, Laura Tripp, Melissa C. Brouwers, Gregory Pond, Jonathan Sussman Evolving scientific evidence about mammography has raised new questions about the net benefits of organized screening, yet gaps remain about women's current screening practices, knowledge, attitudes and values toward screening to support informed decision making in this area. We addressed this gap through an online survey of 2000 screen-eligible women from Ontario, Canada in January 2016. Likert-scaled and categorical questions were used to collect information about ...
Conclusions: Even in an insured cohort, a substantial proportion of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance breast imaging, particularly as time passes. Understanding factors associated with imaging in cancer survivors may help improve adherence to survivorship care guidelines. PMID: 29752327 [PubMed - in process]
n M Abstract AIMS: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. We assessed changes in the use of breast cancer screening 2007-2012 in Switzerland, and associations with socioeconomic and health-related determinants. METHODS: We used the nationwide and representative data from the Swiss Health Surveys 2007 and 2012. We analysed the self-reported use of mammography in the last 12 months (proportion of population) among women aged 40-79 years, and opportunistic (without clinical symptoms, initiated by the woman or a physician) and programmatic screening mammography (as part of a systematic screen...
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