Early Detection

Guidelines updated for molecular tests for thyroid cancer detection

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Revised guidelines for thyroid cancer testing now both incorporate personalized medicine and the latest tests.

Saliva and blood tests may help detect head and neck cancers early

Saliva and blood tests may help detect head and neck cancers early

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection for head and neck cancer.

Maternal plasma cell-free DNA sequencing enables early tumor detection

Maternal plasma cell-free DNA sequencing enables early tumor detection

Incorporating maternal plasma cell-free DNA into routine noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) could aid early detection of maternal tumors, according to study data.

In-person examination important for skin cancer detection

In-person examination important for skin cancer detection

Most frequently biopsied incidental malignancies were seen on the head and neck.

MRI could be useful pancreatic cancer screen for high-risk patients

MRI could be useful pancreatic cancer screen for high-risk patients

New research indicates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might have a role in early detection for those at high genetic risk of pancreatic cancer.

Lung infections may lessen chance of detecting lung cancer

Lung infections may lessen chance of detecting lung cancer

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, and regions with locally-endemic infectious lung diseases pose an added hurdle for lung cancer detection.

MR fusion guided prostate biopsy: A new way to detect prostate cancer

MR fusion guided prostate biopsy: A new way to detect prostate cancer

A new screening technique, MR fusion guided prostate biopsy, holds promise for increased prostate cancer detection.

Early detection and aging to grow cancer survivorship in United States

Early detection and aging to grow cancer survivorship in United States

By 2024, the number of Americans with a history of cancer is expected to grow to 19 million.

ASCO: Breathalyzer may help detect lung cancer

ASCO: Breathalyzer may help detect lung cancer

Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, according to findings presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

AACR: Biomarker panel better to ID early pancreatic cancer

AACR: Biomarker panel better to ID early pancreatic cancer

Panel distinguishes early cancer from healthy controls, chronic pancreatitis, benign cysts

MicroRNA panels may help detect pancreatic cancer via blood

MicroRNA panels may help detect pancreatic cancer via blood

Panels of microRNA expression can potentially distinguish pancreatic cancer from healthy controls, according to a study.

Early mammography supported

Early mammography supported

New findings that run counter to federal recommendations indicate that women should be encouraged to initiate regular mammographic screening before age 50 years.

Is free HNC screening impact greater in urban over suburban areas?

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Free screenings for head and neck cancer can increase early detection and provide an opportunity to educate people about risk factors. But who is most likely to attend these screenings, and what do attendees know about head and neck cancer?

Study supports mammogram screening for women under age 50

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Most deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not receive regular mammograms, according to a new study. The study indicates that regular screening before age 50 years should be encouraged.

New screening strategy may detect ovarian cancer at early stages

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A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal, according to a new study.

CA125 shows promise as ovarian screening tool

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Carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) testing, already used to predict ovarian cancer recurrence, has now shown strong results as a screening technique for early-stage disease when combined with transvaginal ultrasound.

Staged screening for early detection of ovarian cancer

Staged screening for early detection of ovarian cancer

Algorithm is used to estimate risk of ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women and demonstrates high specificity.

Many children with melanoma do not present traditional criteria

Many children with melanoma do not present traditional criteria

A considerable proportion of children with melanoma do not present with conventional ABCDE detection criteria.

Telephone outreach can increase colorectal cancer screening

Telephone outreach can increase colorectal cancer screening

A telephone outreach intervention delivered by Medicaid managed care organization (MMCO) staff can increase rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among women overdue for screening, according to a study.

Moms often discuss genetic testing results with their children

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Mothers commonly talk to their children about genetic test results even if they test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Blood-based DNA test effectively detects colorectal cancer

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Researchers have identified a biomarker for colorectal cancer that can be obtained from a small amount of serum DNA in less than 1 mL of blood and that is highly sensitive and specific for the disease.

Digital chest tomography may be first stop in lung cancer screening

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Digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line tool for lung cancer screening, according to the baseline results of a single-arm, observational study.

Similar genetic origins for some aggressive prostate cancers

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Next generation genomic analysis has determined that some of the more aggressive prostate cancers have similar genetic origins, according to a recent publication

Breast cancer detection rates vary by type of digital mammography

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Digital direct radiography is significantly more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study.

Agent Orange exposure linked to life-threatening prostate cancer

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Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to lethal forms of prostate cancer among US veterans by a new analysis.

Digital breast tomosynthesis may be preferable to mammography

Digital breast tomosynthesis may be preferable to mammography

Digital breast tomosynthesis may be more accurate than mammography but with greater radiation exposure, additional study comparing the detection methods would be beneficial.

Late recurrence risk in breast cancer differentiated by gene expression test

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Patients at higher or lower risk for having their cancer recur elsewhere in the body more than 5 years after diagnosis can be differentiated by a gene expression test. The test measures the expression levels of 58 genes in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers. These research results were presented at the 5th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

NLST: Low-dose helical CT preferable for early lung cancer detection

NLST: Low-dose helical CT preferable for early lung cancer detection

Initial results confirm more positive screening results, diagnostic procedures, cancer ID'd with CT versus standard chest X-rays.

Screening for ovarian cancer uses neighboring cells

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Pioneering biophotonics technology is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans

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