Family History-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening: Samir Gupta, MD

Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are currently rising, and those with a family history of the disease face an even greater risk. Samir Gupta, MD, Chief of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Section of the San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, recently spoke with i3 Health about his research team's finding, now published in Cancer, that only 25% of patients between the ages of 40 to 49 who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer as a result of screening met the family history-based early sc...
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Family History-Based Screening Improves Colorectal Cancer Detection

In individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, early screening improves detection, leading to a better prognosis in younger patients with this condition.Colorectal cancer rates in adults under the age of 50 are currently on the rise, and individuals with a family history of the disease face an even higher risk than the general population. Several societies, including the American Cancer Society, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiolo...
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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening: Diana Miglioretti, PhD

In women undergoing screening for breast cancer, high recall rates—the proportion of patients who need to have their screening examination repeated due to a false-positive initial assessment—are often associated with increased costs and heightened patient anxiety. While the American College of Radiology recommends an upper threshold of 12% for recall rate, only 62.2% of radiologists meet this recommendation. In a recent study, Diana Miglioretti, PhD, Division Chief of Biostatistics at the U...
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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: More Effective Than Digital Mammography?

In patients undergoing screening for breast cancer, the use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is associated with a decreased recall rate and an increased cancer detection rate among radiologists, according to the results of a new study.Recall, defined as the need to repeat a patient's screening examination due to a false-positive initial assessment, is a significant and often preventable complication of breast cancer screening. The professional guidelines for mammography interpretation issue...
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MRI Reduces Interval Breast Cancers in Dense Breasts

A randomized clinical trial reports that for women with extremely dense breasts, supplemental screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reduce the incidence of interval breast cancers­­, those detected within 12 months of a mammography in which findings are considered normal.Extremely dense breast tissue increases the risk of breast cancer, but it also increases the chances that cancer will be missed on a mammogram. While federal law requires the reporting of breast density in mam...
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