ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Women in states where family planning clinics have closed received fewer cervical cancer screenings and were 36% more likely to die from the disease than women in states with fewer clinic closures, according to research presented September 16 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Whole, partial breast RT yield similar cosmetic results
September 16, 2019 -- Whole- and partial-breast radiation after lumpectomy produce similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who seek to preserve their breasts, according to research presented September 15 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Is screening with DBT worth the additional cost?
September 16, 2019 -- Shifting breast screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates, but it achieves only modest improvements in breast cancer deaths averted or life years saved -- while costing above commonly accepted cost-effectiveness ranges, according to research published online September 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Chatbots boost women's understanding of breast biopsy
September 11, 2019 -- Using chatbot software can help orient and educate women who are scheduled to undergo a breast biopsy about the procedure, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
6 ways social media can help breast radiologists
September 10, 2019 -- Breast radiologists have the opportunity to interact with patients in ways other radiologists may not, and social media can help them communicate their value to patients, referring physicians, and the larger community, according to an article published in the September issue of the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Is breast screening beneficial for sickly older women?
September 6, 2019 -- Screening mammography doesn't benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a new study published September 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The finding is sure to generate more debate over whether older women should be screened.  Discuss
Cancer deaths eclipse heart disease in developed world
September 4, 2019 -- Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, with twice as many people dying from cancer than heart disease in these nations. Heart disease continues to be the main cause of death in less prosperous countries, according to data presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology meeting in Paris.  Discuss
DBT detects same tumor subtypes as digital mammography
September 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography appear to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile, according to a study from Sweden published online September 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
CEDM a useful alternative for breast cancer screening
August 29, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) performs comparably to or better than digital mammography when it comes to breast cancer screening in women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published online August 27 in Radiology.  Discuss