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   Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2015
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Robert B. Diasio, M.D Director's message: Making medicine more precise

Research funding is needed so that more patients can benefit from precision medicine.



Biopsies don't spread cancer, Mayo research shows
Having a biopsy can actually improve outcomes in cancer.


More accurate breast cancer risk prediction model
New model is based on biopsied breast tissue and patient demographic data.


Study shows need for improved breast density awareness
Many women don't know that increased breast density can mask cancers on mammograms.


Lung cancer screening guidelines may harm ex-smokers
People who could benefit from early detection of lung cancer don't qualify for CT scans.


Oncologists decry high cost of cancer drugs
Medicare negotiations and value-based pricing are among solutions to control prices.


Molecular breast imaging boosts cancer detection
New imaging tool finds tumors obscured by dense breast tissue on mammograms.


Meet the investigator: Amy C. Degnim, M.D.
Dr. Degnim's research focuses on improving breast cancer risk prediction and preventive treatments.

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