Cancer News

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing (07/08/2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks and benefits, and the role of … Continue reading "It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing"

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (05/25/2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s … Continue reading "Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk"

3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection (03/31/2016)

Longer follow-up evaluating digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, demonstrates its continued effectiveness compared to standard digital mammography (DM) when screening for breast cancer. These results were recently published in JAMA Oncology. It is well established that survival rates for treatment of early breast cancer are significantly superior to survival rates … Continue reading "3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection"

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (01/25/2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. There is an estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive today in the United States. At present, … Continue reading "ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines"