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Recent Studies Support the Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)

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Source: UCSF Radiology From: ucsf.edu Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as DBT, is a further evolution of digital mammography in which a series of low-dose projection images of the breast are obtained at different angles. According to a recent, multicenter study, published in JAMA Oncology in February 2019, it can lead to better breast cancer detection and fewer false-positive recalls …

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New evidence about why clear margins in breast cancer surgery are such good news

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Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University From: eurekalert.org When a breast cancer tumor is removed with no signs of cancer left behind, it’s great news for patients, and now scientists have more evidence of why. They’ve shown that once the breast tumor is successfully removed, the immune response turns its attention to destroying the tumor cells it has …

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Jewish General Hospital pioneering new clinical trial to study treating breast cancer without surgery

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Source: McGill University From: eurekalert.org The Jewish General Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to enroll a patient in an international clinical trial to determine whether some breast cancer patients can completely avoid surgery In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and …

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1 in 5 Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Abandon Follow-Up Care

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By: Christopher Cheney From: healthleadersmedia.com New research helps identify which breast cancer patients are likely to quit going to follow-up visits. Within the five years following a diagnosis for Stage I or II breast cancer, 21% of patients stop seeing physicians for follow-up care, a recent study says. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for American …

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New GammaPod advances breast cancer care

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Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center From: newswise.com UT Southwestern Medical Center now offers more precise radiation treatments for breast cancer with a new, cutting-edge device that is only the second of its kind in the world. Watch video: Advancing breast cancer care The GammaPod delivers higher doses of radiation to a narrowly targeted area, meaning breast cancer patients will have fewer …

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Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer

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By: Katarina Zimmer From: the-scientist.com Nancy Davidson is the senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and has been studying the molecular mechanisms that drive breast cancer for the past three decades. In recent years, her lab has investigated the role of epigenetic changes that occur during the disease, and whether …

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New Study Says Breast Cancer Is 11 Different Diseases, Allowing Researchers To Predict Relapse

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By: Victoria Forster From: forbes.com New research published in the journal Nature shows that breast cancer is 11 genetically distinct diseases, and each has a different prognosis and chance of coming back after treatment. “Treatments for breast cancer have improved dramatically in recent years, but unfortunately for some women, their breast cancer returns and spreads, becoming incurable. For some, this can be many years later – …

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Tool smaller than a grain of rice makes big difference in breast cancer surgeries

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By: Jim Mendoza From: hawaiinewsnow.com A new tool being used by breast surgeons at Kuakini Medical Center marks cancerous tumors by using a tiny magnetic chip called a Magseed. “The conventional way was to place a wire right before surgery into the breast. That was a very uncomfortable process and anxiety-provoking process for a lot of the patients,” breast surgeon …