Posts Tagged ‘DCIS’

Tomosynthesis vs Ultrasound in Dense Breasts

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

A research group based at the University of Genoa in Italy is known by its acronym ASTOUND, which stands for Adjunct […]

An Innovative Breast Scanner

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

A major hurdle facing developing countries when contemplating a breast screening programme, is that current technologies – such as digital […]

The False-Negative Conundrum

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by admin 2 Comments

As we have highlighted previously, a false-negative finding – where a tumour is missed during breast cancer screening – can have devastating […]

A Pill to ‘Light Up’ Breast Cancer

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by admin 3 Comments

Breast cancer normally develops either in the ducts – the tiny tubes that carry milk to the nipple – or the lobules […]

The Future of Breast Screening?

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

Imagine a technology that was the size of a shoebox, did not use ionizing radiation, did not require breast compression, […]

Rethinking the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by admin 2 Comments

Thirty years ago the American Cancer Society joined forces with the pharmaceutical company AstraZenica to found National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  […]

DCIS Rears its Head – Again

Posted on: August 28th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) was the focus of a blog two years ago entitled “To treat or not to treat?” The […]

Counting the Cost of Treatment

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by admin

Two papers that appeared in Health Affairs this week have provided some insight regarding the cost of treating patients with breast cancer […]

A Race Still Unfinished

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

Today marked the publication of a special section on breast cancer in Science, the prestigious journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. […]

To Treat or Not to Treat?

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

Beginning thirty years ago, breast screening has led to many more cancers being detected, with a quarter of these classified as ductal […]