Laura Esserman

Jun. 27, 2014

3-D Mammography Detects More Cancers, But Will It Save Lives?

A new study suggests that 3-D mammography detects more cancers than traditional digital mammography. But the technology is expensive, and there's no indication yet that it catches more dangerous cancers, or is saving more lives.

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Aug. 02, 2013

Reexamining the Definition of Cancer

Will redefining cancer help prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment?

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