cancer screening

02/27/2014 - 09:18

Screening for colorectal cancer based on age alone may contribute to both underuse and overuse of the tests among older patients, according to a study by investigators at the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research.


07/16/2012 - 15:33

A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality.

07/10/2012 - 14:33

New research reveals that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients do not receive fewer cancer screening tests than the general population. Results of the study, funded in part by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), found that RA and non-RA patients receive routine screening for breast, cervical, and colon cancer at similar rates.

04/02/2012 - 10:20

Researchers at the Schulich School of Engineering have been awarded a Publication Prize from Canada’s Institute for Cancer Research for making a significant contribution to cancer research. Raj Rangayyan, Shantanu Banik and Leo Desautels, in collaboration with the Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Program, developed a software system that flags subtle signs of breast cancer sooner.

01/23/2012 - 14:55

A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved.

12/02/2011 - 10:22

MARIA system is not only safer and more comfortable but is now edging close to detection rates of traditional methods. A safe, low-cost system that would allow women of all ages to be screened for breast cancer in GP surgeries, or alternative high street locations, has come a step closer following a third clinical trial.