CMS: Medicare Will Cover Genetic Diagnostics For Certain Cancers

Monday, January 27, 2020

Health Payer Intelligence (1/27) reports that Medicare will now cover Next Generation Sequencing for beneficiaries with inherited ovarian or breast cancer in order to improve their precision medicine treatment options, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced.

2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/23) reports on researchers that used natural language processing to identify key features from ultrasound reports associated with cancer recurrence risk, as detailed in a study published in the journal Plos One.

PET/MRI spots breast cancer biomarkers for risk-based screening methods

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Health Imaging (1/22) reports that a hybrid nuclear imaging approach discovered multiple breast cancer biomarkers that may help physicians better diagnose the disease, according to a new study published in theJournal of Nuclear Medicine.

Hey, Alexa -- Tell me about breast density

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/16) reports on research that describes how an interactive health educator called Danya could teach women about breast density in a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Partial breast reirradiation ‘viable alternative to mastectomy’ for certain women with breast cancer recurrence

Friday, January 10, 2020

Healio (1/10) reports on a phase 2 NRG Oncology/RTOG1014 trial published in JAMA Oncology which states that partial breast reirradiation without mastectomy appeared as effective as mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer recurrence in the ipsilateral breast after lumpectomy and whole breast irradiation.


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