Patient navigation boosts women's screening compliance
September 27, 2019 -- Incorporating patient navigation services -- such as language translation, reimbursement for transportation, help with interpreting doctor recommendations, and emotional support -- into breast and cervical cancer screening programs improves women's adherence to screening guidelines. But it also increases healthcare costs, according to a study published in the September issue of Cancer Causes & Control. Read More
CEUS helps reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
September 25, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can help predict benign pathologic results of breast masses -- thus reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies by one-third, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
Breast cancer mortality rate higher in men than women
September 19, 2019 -- Men with breast cancer have mortality rates 19% higher compared with women with the disease, according to a study published September 19 in JAMA Oncology. The results suggest that further research is needed on the biological features of male breast cancer and tailored treatment for men, the researchers noted. Read More