Cancer screening

Risk Model-Based Lung Cancer Screening More Cost-Effective Than USPSTF Recs

Risk model-based screening for lung cancer accounting for personal risk may be more cost-effective than age- and smoking history-based screening recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to a cost-effectiveness analysis.

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Cancer screening packs distributed to general practices across Australia

Source: From mid-June 2022, the department will begin distributing cancer screening packs to more than 8000 general practices across Australia. The packs will include: Three A3 posters, one for each national cancer screening program, with reminder messaging. We ask practices to place these in waiting rooms and other places visible to patients to prompt a...

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New model may inform ‘how aggressively a lung cancer should be treated’

According to Dr. Matthew Schabath, associate member in the Cancer Epidemiology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and senior and corresponding author of this study, the goal of cancer screening is to detect cancers at earlier stages where treatment with surgery can be curative. However, not all early stages are the same. So, the scientists have developed...

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Doctors aren’t discussing CT lung screening with patients

When it comes to CT lung cancer screening, physicians are missing a golden opportunity to reach out to high-risk individuals.| AuntMinnie.com | By Abraham Kim, staff writer

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CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26%

New results from the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial have reaffirmed that CT lung cancer screening can significantly reduce mortality for high-risk smokers, producing a 26% mortality reduction in men. By Abraham Kim, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women

Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast cancer screening in women younger than 50, decreasing recalls and finding more cancers in those who have dense tissue by Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com

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A new blood test can detect eight different cancers in their early stages

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the blood stream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. The Conversation

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