Medical News Today (10/16, Paddock) reports on a recent study that finds levels of a particular protein in breast cancer cells that escape the primary tumor and migrate to the bone could be an indicator of lethal cancer recurrence.
DOTmed Business News (10/16, Mitchell) Although cost-sharing for in-network mammograms was all but eliminated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that some cohorts of women who received the test in 2015 are still paying some of the costs out-of-pocket.
DOTmed Business News (10/15) reports that differentiating recalled but benign mammograms from malignant and negative ones may be less time-consuming for radiologists with a new approach that utilizes deep learning convolutional neural networking (CNN).
Aunt Minnie (10/15) ultrasound is the primary supplemental method for characterizing breast lesions found on screening, especially in women with dense tissue, wrote a group of researchers led by Dr. M. Wubulihasimu of the Kashgar First People's Hospital in China.
Health Imaging (10/12, Moan) reported that breast ultrasound should be used as the primary initial imaging modality when evaluating focal breast symptoms in women 30 to 39 years old, according to research published Oct. 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Although mammography can detect symptomatic breast cancer, the researchers found its cancer detection rate (CDR) to be much lower than that of ultrasound.