Cancer Screening

Study Shows Effects of 2012 USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Screening

Study Shows Effects of 2012 USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Screening

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Researchers report on their evaluation of the impact of the 2012 USPSTF recommendation on volumes of prostate biopsy and radical prostatectomy.

Annual report highlights 2012 cancer advances

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a nearly 100-page report detailing the year's most significant developments in cancer.

Tomosynthesis sharpens digital mammography results

Adding three-dimensional breast imaging to standard digital mammography increases diagnostic accuracy and reduces false-positive recall rates.

Novel breast screening technology increases diagnostic accuracy

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Adding three-dimensional imaging to standard digital mammography significantly increases the diagnostic accuracy of radiologists while reducing the rate of false positive recalls.

High mortality persists for black women with breast cancer

Black women have the highest death rate from breast cancer of all racial and ethnic groups, and are 40% more likely to die of the disease than are white women, according to a new report from the CDC.

Study suggests 10-year colonoscopy rescreen not needed after first negative result

It may be reasonable to use methods other than colonoscopy to rescreen people who had negative results on their first screening colonoscopy.

Measuring water in breast tissue may prevent unnecessary biopsies

Assessing how water moves through breast tissue may reduce false-positive findings among women undergoing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI.

New colonoscopy schedule mirrors prior advice

Two of three main recommendations for colonoscopy surveillance are now supported by stronger evidence than they were in 2006.

Special ultrasound device approved for dense breasts

The somo-V Automated Breast Ultrasound System received FDA approval for use in combination with standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue.

Split-dose prep improves colonoscopy

Dividing bowel preparation solution into two doses resulted in better preparation quality, detection rates, and colonoscopy completion rates.

Understanding the impact of disparities on cancer care

Understanding the impact of disparities on cancer care

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Learn how patients' perceptions of health care can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of cancer care and patient education.

BRCA gene mutation leads young women to complex decisions about life plans

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Young women who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation feel differently about their options for relationships, treatment, childbearing, and careers. In this study, researchers evaluated the psychosocial consequences of carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Direct-mail FOBT kits bridge colorectal screening gap

The mailing of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits boosted colorectal cancer screening rates in a low-income, racially diverse patient population.

Disparities in health care: The black population

Disparities in health care: The black population

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In this second installment on disparate populations, the author focuses on the challenges to providing oncologic care to the black community.

Colonoscopy factors trump polyp traits in cancer risk

Characteristics of the colonoscopy rather than those of the adenomas removed may be the most significant determinants of colorectal cancer risk.

Risk model finds best candidates for lung cancer CT screening

A lung cancer risk-prediction model effectively identified individuals who would benefit most from low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening.

HIV infection does not raise risk of cervical cancer

HIV infection does not raise risk of cervical cancer

HIV-positive women with normal Pap results and no oncogenic HPV do not appear to be at greater risk of cervical CA than HIV-negative women.

Guidelines: screen for lung cancer with low-dose CT

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery wants annual lung cancer screening for 55-to-79-year-olds with a 30 pack-year history of smoking.

Laxative-free virtual colonoscopy can detect large polyps

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CT colonography can accurately detect adenomas 10 mm or larger in patients who did not undergo laxative-induced bowel cleansing before the procedure.

USPSTF: 'No' for all PSA screening for prostate cancer

USPSTF: 'No' for all PSA screening for prostate cancer

USPSTF has issued a final recommendation against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer for all men, regardless of age.

CT lung screening useful for some smokers, but drawbacks remain

Annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography may benefit some smokers, but uncertainty exists as to the harms of screening.

Virtual colonoscopy is an accurate screen in seniors

Virtual colonoscopy is an accurate screen in seniors

CT colonography accurately detects cancer and precancerous polyps in persons aged 65 years and older.

Weight and inactivity impact cancer rates

Weight and inactivity impact cancer rates

Overall US cancer death rates have continued to decline since the early 1990s, but excess weight and lack of sufficient activity contribute to the increased incidence of many cancers.

Study will compare stool DNA screens with colonoscopy

Researchers at Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland are recruiting patients for a study of a new, noninvasive technology for colon cancer screening.

Polyps missed after poor colonoscopy prep

Adenomas and high-risk lesions were frequently detected on repeat colonoscopy, suggesting the lesions were missed on initial colonoscopy.

ACP issues new colorectal screening guidance

New guidelines call for screening at age 50 years in average-risk adults and age 40 years or 10 years younger than age of diagnosis in the youngest affected relative in high-risk adults.

No need for annual Pap test, says USPSTF

Women aged 21 to 65 years should have a Pap smear every 3 years, but those aged 30 to 65 years can wait 5 years if they also have an HPV test.

Current and emerging cervical cancer screening guidelines and tools

Current and emerging cervical cancer screening guidelines and tools

To further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, new scanning devices and screening guidelines have been developed. This article reviews the updates to help nurses comply with best practices.

Many parents tell kids about breast cancer gene test results

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Parents are more likely than not to tell their sons and daughters younger than 25 years whether or not the parent carries inheritable mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

Study demonstrates mortality disparity among colorectal cancer patients

Concerted efforts to prevent or detect colorectal cancer at earlier stages in black patients could improve the worsening black-white disparities uncovered in a recent analysis.

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