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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.

Lung screening payoff low among low-risk patients

Lung cancer screening prevented very few lung cancer deaths among persons at lowest risk for lung cancer mortality, a new analysis of data from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has demonstrated. This information provides support for risk-based targeting of smokers for such screening. In results reported in June 2011, the…

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