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December 14, 2009
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, The American Cancer Society sounded an alarm Friday about a small change in wording in the Senate health care bill that could have big implications for people with cancer... Read more
December 9, 2009
By CARL BIALIK, Critics of new recommendations to scale back breast-cancer screening complain that cold numbers trumped medical judgment.  But despite decades of extensive mammography study, those... Read more
December 8, 2009
By Jay Miller, Cancer diagnoses and deaths continued to decline in the U.S., according to the latest available data,  helped by efforts to reduce risk, provide early detection and develop therapies... Read more
December 3, 2009
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, In its first vote on health care overhaul, the Senate Thursday narrowly approved an amendment to safeguard coverage of mammograms and preventive screening tests for women... Read more
November 30, 2009
By John L. Marshall, In my practice as an oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal tract cancers, a recent week was fairly typical. I saw 50 patients, ranging in age from 32 to 87, equally divided... Read more
November 23, 2009
By GINA KOLATA, A few years ago, an independent group that issues guidelines on cancer screening decided to review its recommendations for breast cancer. It had last issued guidelines in 2002, but... Read more
November 19, 2009
By Otis W. Brawley, On Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force took a step backward in the fight against breast cancer. The task force announced that it would no longer recommend routine... Read more
November 18, 2009
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement today on new breast cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: "There is no question that the U.S.... Read more
November 17, 2009
By Rob Stein, Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year,  an influential federal task force has... Read more
November 12, 2009
Last month, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer finished a decadelong effort to donate $10 million to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.  But that was just the half... Read more