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Flatiron Data Supports Using Palbociclib Plus an Aromatase Inhibitor for Metastatic Breast Cancer

2022 09 May

This Pfizer-sponsored study used de-identified data derived from the Flatiron Health Analytic Database in a retrospective observational study to demonstrate palbociclib (PAL) combined with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) is an effective first-line therapy for treating metastatic breast cancer.   Hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor... Read more

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How Good is the Evidence Informing Breast Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines?

2022 05 May

A study published in Clinical Breast Cancer  revealed that the quality of the systematic reviews that provide the evidence to inform clinical practice guidelines differed widely.   The systematic reviews and meta-analyses used to inform the clinical practice guidelines for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (U.S.) and European Society... Read more

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How Do Perceptions of Radiologists and AI Systems in Breast Screening Differ?

2022 05 May

A study published in Nature Scientific Reports  revealed striking differences in the way radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) systems perceive breast cancer lesions. Given that how they recognise breast cancer differs, this New York University study demonstrates the potential value of combining both human and AI methods when making medical... Read more

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ASCO’s Clinical Practice Guideline Now Supports Extended Endocrine Therapy with Breast Cancer Index™

2022 27 Apr

Hologic, Inc.announced today that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published an update which expands the utility of Breast Cancer Index™ (BCI) within its Clinical Practice Guideline: “Biomarkers for Adjuvant Endocrine and Chemotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer.” Specifically, ASCO now recognizes BCI as the   only genomic   test... Read more

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AI in Population Breast Screening Cuts Radiologist Workload by 63%

2022 25 Apr

Danish and Dutch researchers recently demonstrated that using artificial intelligence (AI) as an aid in population-based breast screening can cut radiologist workload by 63% and false positive finding by 25%.   Examining the mammograms produced by population-based breast cancer screening program produces a significant workload for radiologists.... Read more

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Talk. Test. Treat. STDs are Preventable, Treatable, and Mostly Curable

2022 14 Apr

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Week is observed in the U.S. yearly during the second whole week of April. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 20% of the U.S. (68 million) had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in 2018. About 26 million were new infections which incurred USD $16 billion in direct... Read more

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AI as Second Reader Performs Well in Breast Cancer Screening

2022 31 Mar

Researchers from the Cancer Registry of Norway demonstrated that a commercial artificial intelligence (AI) system could detect breast cancer from mammographic images and serve as a second reader in a retrospective study published in Radiology . Examining mammograms gathered as part of a population-based breast cancer screening program produces... Read more

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HER2-Positive Breast Cancers No Longer Brings a Poor Prognosis

2022 24 Mar

Brazilian researchers (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil) recently examined whether HER2-positive breast cancers should still be associated with poor prognosis given the advance in HER2-targeted therapies.   HER2, found on the surface of all breast cells, is a protein involved in cell growth. HER2-positive breast cancers are normally aggressive and associated... Read more

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An AI Algorithm for Determining Breast Density on BI-RADS Scale

2022 23 Mar

An Italian research group (Milan, Italy) recently described a fully automated artificial intelligence (AI)-system for measuring breast density in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence .   Breast density is a common risk factor for breast cancer because it can reduce the sensitivity of mammography screening. Density is commonly visually rated on the... Read more

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Mammograms Shouldn’t Revolve Around COVID-19 Vaccinations

2022 16 Mar

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) now recommends that women should not delay mammograms due to COVID-19 vaccinations. Lymph node swelling caused by vaccination presented a concern for false positives because this is a signal also associated with cancer. Women were advised in 2021 to delay mammograms to avoid false-positive results and unnecessary... Read more