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The Associated Press reports on new findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine that have shown that lung tumors may be over-detected by CT scans. Researchers "used data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized trial comparing screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) vs chest...

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Breast Cancer Recurrence Higher with Intraoperative Radiotherapy than External RT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Results of a randomized trial conducted in Italy indicate that conventional external radiotherapy (RT) after breast conserving surgery for early breast cancer is more effective than intraoperative radiotherapy in controlling disease recurrence. Nonetheless, “Overall...
NPR Shots' blog reports on a new 3-D mammogram that may help better detect early and more curable forms of breast cancer. The technique, called breast tomosynthesis, uses an X-ray machine which "swings in an arc to take about 60 1-millimeter-thick images," as compared to conventional mammograms which take...