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New York state awards 5 breast cancer screening grants

The state has awarded five grants to Western New York providers to help improve access to breast cancer screening. In all, a total of $37.7 million was awarded as part of the “Get Screened, No Excuses” initiative, with funds to support peer educators in community settings, patient navigators to help women as they undergo screening and operate mobile mammography vans in underserved neighborhoods. Niagara F alls Memorial Medical Center and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia were funded…
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Conclusion We believe that these results will shed light on current investigations and treatment of this rare entity.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
g Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among females, early diagnostic methods with suitable treatments improve the 5-year survival rates significantly. Microwave breast imaging has been reported as the most potential to become the alternative or additional tool to the current gold standard X-ray mammography for detecting breast cancer. The microwave breast image quality is affected by the microwave sensor, sensor array, the number of sensors in the array and the size of the sensor. In fact, microwave sensor array and sensor play an important role in the microwave breast imaging system. Numerous microwave biosen...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions While the mortality rate for breast cancer is lower among younger women, the NHB:NHW disparities, as measured by rate ratios, are most pronounced in these age groups. Given the absence of available data regarding incidence, stage and subtypes, further research is necessary and such research is important, given the possible policy implications of these results with respect to screening guidelines and coverage for mammography and breast cancer treatment in particular for younger NHB women.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This Practice Pearl describes an approach to screening mammography for average-risk women that encourages the use of shared decision-making that addresses benefits (early diagnosis and decreased mortality) and potential harms (false positives and overdiagnosis/overtreatment) in determining screening mammography initiation, frequency, and duration for women at average risk of breast cancer.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clinical Corner: NAMS Practice Pearl Source Type: research
Aspire HD (for FDR-1000AWS) The Fujifilm Digital Mammography System, Aspire HD (FDR MS-l000), generates full-field digital mammography images that can, as other full-field digital mammography systems, be used for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer and is intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional screen-film mammography systems.
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
Personalized breast cancer screening has so far been economically evaluated under the assumption of full screening adherence. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of nonadherence on the evaluation and selection of personalized screening strategies.
Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The scientists have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues. This method may help avoid many control biopsies following suspicious findings from mammography screening. This advancement holds promise for substantial improvements in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
This article reviews the impact of MR imaging in different settings on medical oncology decision-making in patients with breast cancer.
Source: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Breast MR imaging is commonly used for high-risk screening and for assessing the extent of disease in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, but its utility for assessing suspicious symptoms and equivocal imaging findings is less widely accepted. The authors review current literature and guidelines regarding the use of breast MR imaging for these indications. Overall, problem-solving breast MR imaging is best reserved for pathologic nipple discharge and sonographically occult architectural distortion with limited biopsy options. Further study is necessary to define the role of problem-solving MR imaging for calcifica...
Source: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) is a contrast-enhanced modality for breast cancer detection that utilizes iodinated contrast and dual-energy imaging performed on a digital mammography unit with only slight modifications. It is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, commercially available, and in routine clinical use at centers around the world. It has similar sensitivity and specificity to MR Imaging and has advantages in terms of cost, patient acceptability, and examination time. MR Imaging has some advantages compared with CEM, especially in its ability to image the complete axilla and the chest wall.
Source: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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