Mammograms Helped Save 600,000 Lives Since '89

The new study estimates that regular screening plus improved treatments cut the expected rate of breast cancer death in 2018 by between 45 to 58 percent.
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In this study, we attempted to identify the race-specific non-invasive protein biomarkers that may particularly benefit interventions aimed at reducing the risk of recurrence and metastasis in breast cancers (BrCa). Our technical strategy has been to discover candidate protein biomarkers in patient sera using a high throughput antibody microarray platform. A total of 240 subjects were selected, composed of controls and all immunohistochemistry-based subtypes of breast cancer cases, subdivided by pre- and post-menopausal status and by race. A global Wilcoxon analysis comparing no-cancer controls and cancer patients identifi...
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ConclusionThe imaging features of TNBCs differ by AR status. Multimodality breast imaging may help identify the LAR subtype of TNBC, which has been shown to be a subtype that is relatively resistant to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.Graphical abstract
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Rates of breast-cancer detection are similar after screening mammography with or without screening ultrasonography, according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information
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Younger women undergoing annual mammography exams had higher recall rates than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans Study questions value of supplemental breast ultrasound New MRI coil vest may improve breast cancer screening JNCI: Breast screening AI software equals radiologists Dedicated breast CT shows promise for cancer screening
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Obesity and high breast density both increase breast cancer risk, but paradoxically are inversely related. Bariatric surgery decreases breast cancer risk, but its impact on mammographic breast density is not well understood.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
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ConclusionsWe applied a complete “white box” machine learning method to predict the molecular subtype of breast cancer based on the BI-RADS feature description in a multi-modal setting. By combining BI-RADS features in both mammography and MRI, the prediction accuracy is boosted and robust. The proposed method can be easily applied widely regardless of variability of imaging vendors and settings because of the applicability and acceptance of the BI-RADS.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to critically review how economic evaluations have valued the health states associated with breast cancer screening, and appraise the primary evidence informing health state utility values (cardinal measures of quality of life). A systematic review was conducted up to September 2018 of studies that elicited or used utilities relevant to mammography screening. The methods used to elicit utilities and the quality of the reported values were tabulated and analysed narratively.40 economic evaluations of breast cancer screening programmes and 10 primary studies measuring utilities for health st...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has benefited...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate
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CONCLUSION: The IMPC group showed poorer recurrence-free survival outcomes than the IDC group. A mass with calcification on mammography were associated with poor RFS. PMID: 30897929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research
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