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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer; Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum by Robert W. Posted Sun 08 Feb 2009 8:55pm  Health Report: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Breast Cancer  Stool DNA Testing & Cancer of the Colon & Rectum  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS    Last Updated:  02/08/2009 The information in this column is intended ... Read on »
Medicare to Cover Rosetta Genomics Diagnostic Test To Find Cancer of the Unknown Primary by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 11:59pm It’s about time for this test to be covered as it is important.  Way back in January of 2009 I interviewed the CCO of Rosetta and he explained what this test is.  You may have cancer in your lung for example, but it may not have originated there and this test will be able to identify if it by chance came from somewhere else in your body, which ... Read on »
Blood Tests for Cancer Screening? by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 23 Nov 2011 6:00am I recently received a request to talk about a specific topic — newly available blood tests for cancer in pets. I didn’t know very much about the subject, but looking into it was fascinating. Here’s what I found.   Blood tests that look for the presence of biomarkers (i.e., something that indicates the presence of disease) associated with c ... Read on »
News Note: New NCI Program Will Help Aid Development and Validation of Tests Used in Cancer Clinical Trials by Posted Sun 20 Jun 2010 9:00pm News Note: New NCI Program Will Help Aid Development and Validation of Tests Used in Cancer Clinical Trials In order to conduct rigorous and robust clinical trials, the tests, or assays, used in those trials must meet optimum standards. To bring those assays and standards in line with 21st century technology, NCI's Division of C ... Read on »
Rosetta Genomics Signs Credentialing Agreement with Prime Health Services PPO-Testing for Cancer of the Unknown by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 May 2013 4:20pm Way back in 2009 I did an I interview with Rosetta and its nice to see that the test is receiving more use and approval to locate cancer of the unknown in the diagnostic processes of lung cancer, in other words did the patient really have lung cancer or was it another cancer that travelled there and this test identifies that fact so the right t ... Read on »
Genetic tests for cancer? by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:17pm Genetic tests - good or bad idea? In recent years more and more companies have started selling genetic tests to the public directly from the web. In some places genetic testing has even become a social activity. But are these tests a good idea? And what does this mean for preventing and treating diseases such as cancer? Cance ... Read on »
New guidelines on genetic testing and cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 12:00am The American Society for Clinical Oncology has recently updated its guidelines on genetic and genomic testing for susceptibility to cancer. The entire guideline is available on line for any interested reader. The role of genetic profiling in assessment of risk for prostate cancer is evolving. There are at least 25 ... Read on »
Blood test for cancer creating excitement by Momgoingcrazy Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 6:34pm Blood test for cancer creating excitement Researchers say sensitive and speedy procedure will help treatment By MARILYNN MARCHIONE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 3, 2011, 12:53PM BOSTON — A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy one ... Read on »
Should I Be Tested for Cancer? : Maybe Not and Here's Why by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:17am Should I Be Tested for Cancer? : Maybe Not and Here's Why: "The cost of medical malpractice soars as patient lawsuits proliferate, and healthcare providers react with rounds of 'defensive testing' that boost insurance costs. Add to those trends 'early detection' as the watch(buzz)word associated with the most dreaded of diseases, ca ... Read on »
Personalized blood tests for cancer - whole genome sequencing by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 12:00am - Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients to develop personalized blood tests for cancer they believe can help physicians tailor patie ... Read on »