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.

mammography, breast cancer, sarah friedewald, laura esserman, tomosynthesis, 3d

Aug. 02, 2013

Reexamining the Definition of Cancer

Will redefining cancer help prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment?

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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