Radiology & Imaging

Does MRI screening benefit women with extremely dense breasts?

(HealthDay)—Health experts already know that women with extremely dense breasts don't get the same benefit from mammography as women without very dense breast tissue. But what hasn't been clear is if MRI screening might ...

Oncology & Cancer

Five things women should know about breast cancer

Dr. Laura Esserman is filled with hope this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The UC San Francisco surgeon is gearing up for a five-year study that will tap into technology to improve breast cancer screening and patient outcomes.

Oncology & Cancer

Employing dogs to sniff out cancer

UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man's best friend.

Oncology & Cancer

Pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

As many as one in three women treated for breast cancer undergo unnecessary procedures, but a new method for diagnosing it could do a better job distinguishing between benign and aggressive tumors.

Medical research

Take a bow-wow: dogs fight bowel cancer

Japanese researchers on Monday reported a "lab" breakthrough: a retriever which can scent bowel cancer in breath and stool samples as accurately as hi-tech diagnostic tools.

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