Herceptin, Breast Cancer Drug, May Cause Heart Troubles for Some Older Women Patients
Specialties
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Specialties
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Herceptin, Breast Cancer Drug, May Cause Heart Troubles for Some Older Women Patients

Susan Scutti - October 27, 2013

Herceptin (trastuzumab) was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 as part of a treatment regimen for women with certain types of…

Cigna’s Decision on Genetic Testing Exposes Educational Gaps in Today’s Healthcare
Business
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Business
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Cigna’s Decision on Genetic Testing Exposes Educational Gaps in Today’s Healthcare

Caroline Popper - August 21, 2013

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius’ ancient saying underscores a current issue in healthcare: how well do the major players in healthcare—patients,…

Abreast In A Boat – Rowing for Breast Cancer
Specialties
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Specialties
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Abreast In A Boat – Rowing for Breast Cancer

Anne Weiler - June 22, 2013

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Vancouver Dragon Boat festival, the biggest festival of its type in North America. Over 100,000 people will watch 180…

When Is a Mammogram Not a Mammogram?
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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When Is a Mammogram Not a Mammogram?

Jeanne Pinder - May 25, 2013

The most common imaging test for breast cancer detection is the mammogram, but it’s not the only one. The most common imaging test for breast cancer detection…

Angelina Jolie’s Decision: Do I Need to Be Tested?
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Angelina Jolie’s Decision: Do I Need to Be Tested?

DrTerrySimpson - May 21, 2013

As a medical student on the ward you never knew what was coming. We had a sheet saying this young 36-year-old woman was being admitted by one…

Twitter Community #BCSM Expands Online To Broaden Patient Engagement
Social Media
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Social Media
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Twitter Community #BCSM Expands Online To Broaden Patient Engagement

Dan Munro - April 9, 2013

Editor's Note: Dan Munro is a contributing editor to Forbes. His columns are collected under the heading, "The HealthCare Compass. Editor's Note: Dan Munro is a contributing editor…

Breast Cancer And Dental Health
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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Breast Cancer And Dental Health

Marielaina Perrone DDS - March 21, 2013

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 U.S. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death…

Medical Education
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Breast Cancer: A Young Woman’s Perspective

Elise Redmann - January 3, 2013

It is often said that cancer does not discriminate and this is certainly true when it comes to breast cancer. More than 226,000 women in the United…

Mammograms Overdiagnose Breast Cancer – Let the Games Begin!
Radiology
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Radiology
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Mammograms Overdiagnose Breast Cancer – Let the Games Begin!

Michael Kirsch - December 3, 2012

Breast news is booming. Breast news is booming.  Mammography is in the news again. We have legions of breast lobbyists that have agendas that are far beyond the…

Diagnostics
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Do We Need So Many Mammograms?

JohnCGoodman - November 27, 2012

From the NEJM:We estimated that in 2008, breast cancer was over-diagnosed in more than 70,000 women; this accounted for 31% of all breast cancers diagnosed.Data for U.S.…