AI Outperforms Radiologists for Detecting Breast Cancer on Mammography AI Outperforms Radiologists for Detecting Breast Cancer on Mammography
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm outperforms radiologists for detecting breast cancer on mammography, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Care Far From Home for Rural Patients
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- As rural hospitals and specialty care units close, a new study shows that some breast cancer patients are forced to travel long distances for their treatments. University of Minnesota researchers found that those living in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size Study finds contrast mammo an alternative to breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Race-Related Cancer Disparities Fall with Screening Mammography
Screening mammography can improve triple-negative breast cancer survival rates for African-American women. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Breast Cancer Mammography Screening Source Type: news

AHA News: What Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Heart Disease
Title: AHA News: What Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Heart DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast screening reduces race-related cancer disparities
African American women have a 40% higher rate of breast cancer mortality than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile CT improves access to lung cancer screening Insurance plays major role in breast cancer disparities Death risk higher for government-insured breast cancer patients Same-day breast biopsies reduce healthcare disparities Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Minority Women with Breast Cancer Show More Variants of Uncertain Significance
Given the uncertainty about the clinical implications of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in moderate penetrance genes and variants of uncertain significance, the findings may underscore the need for targeted genetic counseling education, specifically among young minority women. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Huntsman Cancer Institute to host 7th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Conference
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) The 7th annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Conference will be hosted by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa's Research Foundation on September 10 and 11, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AHA News: What Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Heart Disease
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AHA News: What Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Heart Disease
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Red dresses and pink ribbons have helped millions of Americans become aware of the separate tolls heart disease and breast cancer take on women. But not everyone is aware of how the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zooming in on Breast Cancer Reveals How Mutations Shape the Tumour Landscape
Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature Cancer. An international team of scientists*, brought together by an ambitious £20 million Grand Challenge award from Cancer Research UK, has developed intricate maps of breast tumour samples, with a resolution smaller than a single cell. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Impact of Genomic Testing in Metastatic Breast Cancer Impact of Genomic Testing in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Find out how genomic testing can help steer treatment decisions in metastatic breast cancer.JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patrick I. Borgen, MD, on What We Can Look Forward to in Breast Cancer Treatment
The breast cancer expert, in an interview with CancerNetwork ®, discussed advances in the field of breast cancer and what we can expect to see in the pipeline moving forward. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Comparing outcomes between African-American, white women after mammography-detected triple-negative breast cancer
(JAMA Network) Researchers compared treatment and survival rates between African American and white women following early detection with mammography of triple-negative breast cancer. African-American women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer compared with white women, a disparity partly explained by a higher rate of this aggressive breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Certain factors linked with discontinuing breast cancer therapy
(Wiley) For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, long-term endocrine therapy can greatly reduce the risk of recurrence. Many women, especially those in underserved populations, do not continue treatment, however. A new Psycho-Oncology study uncovers some of the factors that may be involved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First Robot for Supermicrosurgery, Used for Lymphedema First Robot for Supermicrosurgery, Used for Lymphedema
The first pilot study of robot-assisted high-precision supermicrosurgery in humans shows it is safe for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Doubles Pathologic Complete Response Rates When Added to Standard NACT
According to the researchers, these data suggest that checkpoint blockade in women with early-stage, high-risk, ERBB2-negative breast cancer is very likely to succeed in a phase III trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Higher risk of womb cancer link to specific genetic variants
Two to three times higher risk for people affected Related items fromOnMedica Metastatic breast cancer goes undiagnosed for too long Women who were not offered breast screening have been contacted Women consider legal action over cancer link breast implants Some irregular cervical lesions could be monitored rather that treated immediately Testosterone levels causally affect disease risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence aims to improve breast cancer diagnoses
In one test, the AI program outperformed doctors by close to 20% better accuracy. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence aims to improve breast cancer diagnoses
A recent study found that false positive breast biopsies cost the healthcare system over $2 billion per year. According to the National Cancer Institute, mammograms miss about 20% of breast cancers while one in 10 women receive a false positive result. Jamie Yuccas spoke with researchers at Google and UCLA who have developed an artificial intelligence program to help better diagnose mammograms and biopsies. Dr. Susan Grossman joins "CBS This Morning" to explain the need for the new technology. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Effects of GM1 in Taxane-Induced Neurotoxicity The Effects of GM1 in Taxane-Induced Neurotoxicity
Might ganglioside-monosialic acid help prevent the neurotoxic effects of taxane chemotherapy in breast cancer patients?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

For the ladies: Eating walnuts can help halt breast cancer
(Natural News) Aside from being a rich source of healthy fats and antioxidants, walnuts are known for their ability to lower blood pressure, support weight loss and decrease inflammation. But researchers from Marshall University (MU) in West Virginia recently discovered another great thing about walnuts: Regular consumption of this superfood can help women fight breast cancer. Eating walnuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape
(Cancer Research UK) Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature Cancer today (Monday). An international team of scientists has developed intricate maps of breast tumour samples, with a resolution smaller than a single cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer
Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Tucatinib for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment
The FDA granted a priority review to a new drug application submitted by Seattle Genetics, Inc. for tucatinib to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Radiation therapy to heart can worsen fatigue, shortness of breath in cancer patients
(American College of Cardiology) Radiation doses to the heart that occur during radiation therapy treatments for lung cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma can increase fatigue, cause difficulty breathing and lower capacity for physical activity in patients with cancer, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course. The course examines new science and best practices in assessing, diagnosing and treating the unique cardiovascular concerns of patients with cancer and/or those requiring survivorship care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trans patients may struggle to access breast cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - At a time when a growing number of transgender Americans are getting gender-affirming treatments to make their bodies match their identity, breast imaging centers may not be changing to meet their needs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lack of insurance linked to racial, ethnic disparities in cancer diagnoses
Insurance status may explain a disparity in breast cancer diagnoses, with minority women more likely than white women to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hard Times for America's $100M Breast Cancer Screening Trial Hard Times for America's $100M Breast Cancer Screening Trial
The United States is spending a lot of money on a huge breast cancer screening trial that some clinicians say is unnecessary or even unethical. What's going on?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse 2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Evolution of Breast Cancer Care
ONCOLOGY sat down with Patrick I. Borgen, MD, to discuss the latest trends in surgical and medical oncology, the transformation of breast cancer treatment over the course of his career, and the role he played within that evolution. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Patrick I. Borgen, MD Source Type: news

One's internal clock could be targeted to prevent or slow the progression of breast cancer
(City of Hope) City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one's internal clock. Studies have shown that women who take frequent night shifts have disrupted internal clocks and increased risk of developing breast cancer. Now, City of Hope's David K. Ann, Ph.D., has linked the 'clock gene' to triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Hospitalization
Risks most elevated for survivors of leukemia, CNS tumors, CRC, non - Hodgkin lymphoma, breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

High BMI May Cut Overall Survival in HER2 + Metastatic Breast Cancer
BMI had no impact on progression - free survival to first - line chemotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

High BMI May Cut Overall Survival in HER2 & #43; Metastatic Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) metastatic breast cancer (mBC) treated with pertuzumab and/or trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), a body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m² is... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams
Breast MRI scans found six cases of breast cancer in high-risk women that had...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI boosts radiologists' mammography performance CEDM excels as presurgical diagnosis tool in large study Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Robots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human trial
It is hoped delicate procedure to divert 0.3mm vessels could benefit more patientsDoctors have used a robot to perform extremely delicate surgical operations on breast cancer patients in the first human trial of the technology.Eight women had the robot-assisted procedure at Maastricht University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, to alleviate a common complication of breast cancer surgery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Robots Science Cancer Health Society Technology Source Type: news

Phone apps unreliable for detecting all cases of skin cancer
Current regulatory process for awarding CE mark for algorithm-based apps does not adequately protect public Related items fromOnMedica NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Metastatic breast cancer goes undiagnosed for too long GPs urge caution over DTC genetic testing UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

3D micro-CT primed to revamp breast cancer imaging
Using 3D micro-CT to image breast cancer biopsy samples leads to a more precise...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Micro-CT unveils curious history of ancient manikins 3D-bioprinted model reproduces heart structure, function Micro-CT detects early tumor growth in lymph nodes Micro-CT reveals hawk mummy is actually a human fetus 3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Local physician dedicates his life to breast cancer prevention
After watching his mother-in-law die from breast cancer, Dr. Powel Brown made it his life's goal to eliminate breast cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Adams Source Type: news

AI boosts radiologists' mammography performance
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained with a large set of mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CEDM excels as presurgical diagnosis tool in large study WISDOM breast cancer screening study now open to all Digital mammo for microcalcifications: A mixed bag? Are women with depression less likely to get mammograms? AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients may not need second op thanks to magnetic 'seed'
The pioneering Magseed device acts as a marker when it is implanted into a tumour, helping guide doctors to lumps within the breast that can't otherwise be felt or seen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa's biggest direct-selling company has kicked off Cancer Awareness Month amid findings two out of five women know the early signs of breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

She Had One Goal Before She Died: Finish That Last Marathon
Renee Seman ran six of the world ’s major marathons after she learned she had breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra E. Garcia Tags: Seman, Renee (d 2020) Marathon Running Death and Dying Source Type: news

AdventHealth Gives 10,000 Floridians Free Genetic Tests, Sees Genomics as the Future of Precision Medicine
Many other healthcare systems also are partnering with private genetic testing companies to pursue research that drive precision medicine goals It is certainly unusual when a major health network announces that it will give away free genetic tests to 10,000 of its patients as a way to lay the foundation to expand clinical services involving […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 7, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Precision Medicine AdventHealth anatomic pathology Ancestry BRCA1 BRCA2 breast cancer Brigham and Women’s Hospital caffeine metabolis Source Type: news

Wire-free breast tumor localization improves quality, efficiency, capacity - Sponsor Supplied
For many patients, the most dreaded aspect of breast surgery is the needle...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Clinical Case Review: Long-term SCOUT® placement prior to surgery Merit Medical to unveil ScoutShare risk model at RSNA 2019 Merit Medical's Wrapsody gains FDA designation Merit Medical posts mixed Q3 results RADAR Localization: Reducing the Burden of Breast Cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Not Improve Long-Term Survival
A recent study found that patients with stage III breast cancer did not benefit from high-dose chemotherapy, nor did it impact long-term risks of major cardiovascular events. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Women ‘too ashamed’ of breasts to spot health risk
WOMEN unhappy with the shape of their breasts may miss health danger signs, research shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news