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The Pendulum Swings (Back) on Prostate Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its guideline for prostate cancer screening. The group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 who are interested in screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms of … Continue reading

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Detecting cancer with a blood test: New study shows promise, but questions remain

A study published this week in Science reports promising results of a blood test designed to detect eight common cancer types by measuring circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. The study comes from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at … Continue reading

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False positives may provide clue to future breast cancer risk

A large new study out today finds women who had a false positive mammogram had an increased risk for developing breast cancer years later. The risk was independent of breast density and remained elevated for a decade after the false-positive test. The … Continue reading

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Mammograms in Women Under 40 Find Few Cancers

A study appearing online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) finds screening mammograms in women under age 40 result in high rates of callbacks and additional imaging tests but low rates of cancer detection. The study, by Bonnie … Continue reading

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