November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 Meddling in medical recommendations is nothing new for politicians
November 20, 2009 A new guideline suggesting that less testing for cervical cancer makes more medical sense comes as a separate recommendation that women delay the start of routine mammograms until age 50 has become part of the debate over health care reform.
November 18, 2009 In 1997, an expert committee argued over mammography advice for women in their 40s and concluded, in a split decision, that the evidence did not support their routine use.
October 21, 2009 Cancer experts are reconsidering the drawbacks and benefits of big pushes for cancer screening.
October 13, 2009 Men whose prostates were removed in robotic surgery were 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed as incontinent and 40 percent more likely to be found impotent than those who got standard surgery.
October 8, 2009 Women who died of breast cancer were much less likely to have had mammograms than women who had them, a study finds.
October 5, 2009 Research on how chromosomes protect genes during reproduction garnered a Nobel Prize for three scientists.
September 28, 2009 More women with breast cancer are getting mastectomies to prevent occurrence of the disease in the unaffected breast.
August 31, 2009 More than a million men diagnosed early with prostate cancer may have had no benefit from the test results.
August 27, 2009 Only a handful of proton beam centers have been built in the US, and the benefits of the costly treatment haven't been proved for many conditions.
August 26, 2009 Britain rejects an appeal seeking coverage for some expensive new drugs to treat kidney cancer.
August 14, 2009 Adding an MRI scan to a woman's work-up before breast cancer surgery may lead to more invasive surgery without adding benefits.
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