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'Unmasking' lurking cancer with 3-D mammograms

New study highlights cost effectiveness of adding 3-D imaging for women with dense breast tissue

Oct. 28, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that 3D mammograms may be a cost-effective cancer detection method for women with dense breasts.

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To BSE or not to BSE?

What you need to know about breast self-exam and self-awareness

Oct. 20, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the airwaves and Internet are swirling with information on mammograms, and the benefits of early detection and screening. But where does the humble breast self-exam fit into this picture? Should women still perform BSEs on themselves? Or do we put all of our “eggs” – if you’ll pardon the expression -- in one breast-screening basket?

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Too much screening? Patients with limited life expectancy still getting cancer tests

Overscreening offers little benefit, potential harm and high costs, new studies conclude

Aug. 18, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Older people and those with limited life expectancy – as little as five years -- often get cancer screenings that likely won’t help and could cause harm, despite national guidelines that recommend against them.

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15 ways to reduce your cancer risk

Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan offers tips on what you can do to help protect your health

Jan. 9, 2014

15 ways to reduce your cancer risk. Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan offers tips to protect your health.

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Cancer deaths decline, but more could be prevented through lifestyle changes, screening

New report by the American Cancer Society estimates 585,000 in the U.S. will die of cancer in 2014

Jan. 9, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Cancer deaths have declined according to American Cancer Society report, but more could be prevented through lifestyle changes and screening.

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An 'HIV-test' equivalent for early detection of lung cancer

New cancer-screening strategy uses the immune system to signal early signs of disease

Sept. 16, 2008 | By Kristen Woodward

A team of researchers led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Samir Hanash reports online this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology the validation of a potential “HIV-test” equivalent for the early detection of lung cancer. The test, which relies on immune-system signals, much like an HIV test, can detect the presence of lung cancer a year prior to diagnosis, long before symptoms appear.

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