Genetic Testing Underused in Breast Cancer Cases
The study included just over 1,700 women with early stage breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing.
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Are oncologists recommending less chemotherapy for early breast cancer?Journal of the National Cancer Institute
A new studyhas found that false positive breast cancer biopsies are costing healthcare facilities over $2.1 billion annually. This high false positive rate and the consequential expenses highlight the need for improved breast cancer diagnostic protocols and technology.Researchers from IBM Watson Health and Seno Medical looked at health care claims filed between 2011 and 2015 from 875,000 women to understand the rate of follow-up procedures after mammography and breast exams. They found that between 2012 and 2015, 8,732,909 patients received diagnostic mammograms, 6,987,399 underwent breast ultrasounds, and 1,585,856 ...
Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that carrying too little weight between the ages of 18 and 24 is particularly risky. Women should not deliberately gain weight.
Former Puma Biotechnology executive, Robert Gadimian, was sentenced to prison for illegally trading on inside information about a breast cancer drug.
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