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Two doctors groups have said that HPV tests can reasonably replace Pap tests, or combinations of the two, which both screen for cervical cancer. But not everyone is ready to jump onboard the new guidelines to use HPV tests as a primary-screening tool …
The Columbus Dispatch · ByMisti Crane · 1/19/2015
during prostate cancer screening often turn out not to have cancer, but a new set of markers in the blood may improve the ability of the test to distinguish men who have cancer from those who don't, a new study suggests. In the study, a blood test that ...
Live Science · 4/8/2014
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood ...
SavannahNow · 5/11/2015
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Those who make the tough decision to remove as much of the breast and ovarian tissue as possible can significantly decrease their risk of cancer, but doing so isn't cheap. Initial genetic testing for mutations on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which typically ...
CNN Money · 5/16/2013
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood ...
Eyewitness News · 5/12/2015
Some medical experts are touting alternatives to colonoscopies as a way to improve screening rates for colorectal cancer. It might be time to knock the colonoscopy off its pedestal. Since about 2000, the procedure has been widely recommended by …
Healthline Networks · 3/20/2015
The decision “removes the barriers to comprehensive cancer genetic testing,” said Elizabeth Swisher ... a nonprofit group that filed a brief in the Myriad patent case. “This will open up opportunity for other labs.” The Supreme Court ruling ...
Bloomberg · ByRobert Langreth andShannon Pettypiece · 6/14/2013
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in American men, and the second leading cause of men's cancer deaths. Given those rates, it would seem like a screening test that can catch the disease early would be a major boon to medical care.
CBS News · ByMichelle Castillo · 1/16/2014
The simple blood test, men are told, can help uncover hidden cases of prostate cancer and potentially save their lives. More than 20 million American men get their PSA measured each year. Doctors often include the test as a routine part of checkups for …
Los Angeles Times · ByChris Woolston · 3/5/2011
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood ...
Los Angeles Daily News · 5/11/2015