Navigation Links
MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care
Date:2/11/2010

Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Adding expensive MRI scans to diagnose breast cancer won't budge rates of repeat operations or the need for further mastectomy procedures, a new British study suggests.

The COMICE study, published in the Feb. 12 issue of The Lancet, randomly assigned 1,623 women,18 years or older, who had primary breast cancer to have either an MRI or no further scans. This took place after the women underwent triple assessment analysis and were scheduled for tumor-removal surgery.

About half the women were put in each group.

The researchers then followed up to see how many of the women had to undergo a repeat operation or further mastectomy within six months because the entire tumor had not been removed.

The additional MRI scans did not boost the re-operation rate, which was about 19 percent in both groups.

"In the analysis, we identified no difference in health-related quality of life between groups 12 months after initial surgery," wrote the researchers, led by Lindsay Turnbull of the Hull Royal Infirmary.

Adding MRI to the mix may have increased expenses, the research team noted. "In terms of total costs, results suggested a difference between the two trial groups, with the MRI group costing more than the no-MRI group, although the difference was not statistically significant," they said.

"In view of the similar clinical and health related quality-of-life outcomes of patients in both groups, we conclude that the addition of MRI to the conventional triple assessment might result in extra use of resources at the initial surgery period, with few or no benefits to saving resources or health outcomes, and the additional burden on patients to attend extra hospital visits," they wrote.

However, in an accompanying commentary, Dr. Elizabeth A. Morris, of Memorial Sloan-K
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hard Green Truths - Keynotes Suggest New Value Propositions for River Park Leaders
2. Symptoms have little value for early detection of ovarian cancer
3. Percon Delivers Maximum Value in New Industrial Vehicle Computer Products
4. Morrisey Associates Partners With Total Living Choices (TLC) to Provide Software Value-Add to Customers
5. QHR Hospital Clients Fort Madison Community Hospital, Monroe County Hospital Named to “Best in Value” Top 100 List
6. QHR Client Hospitals in North Carolina, Michigan Lauded for Providing Community Value
7. The UK's Biggest Card Retailer Takes Choice and Value Personally
8. University HealthSystem Consortium Offers Value Analysis Professionals Insightful New Resources
9. Prescient Medical, Inc. CEO Patricia Scheller to Speak at The Value of Innovation in Health Care, a Galen Institute Conference
10. BetterInvesting Magazine Releases February Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock Choicesfor Investors Informational and Educational Use
11. PSA value at 2 years post-treatment can predict long-term survival in prostate cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter ... spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia ... For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers ... losing the spouse was associated with a later age of ... study researcher Dr. Bryan Woodruff. Woodruff, an assistant ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... celebrating its Grand Opening on Monday, July 14th, ... 06830. The celebration will last all week through ... new patients. Everyone is welcomed to attend. The ... who provides physician-administered skincare, anti-aging, weight loss services, ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Many people are ... undergo plastic surgery to reduce a “double chin.” ... eliminates the need to go under the knife. Jawflex ... the jaw muscles, therefore tightening the skin in that ... , Jawflex is used for facial exercise, double chin ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Tysons, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... been a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline ... Corner becoming its own municipality, known simply as “Tysons”, ... Sheraton Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming ... Stations located in the heart of Tysons brings an ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Kenn Renner recently released a new video describing ... describe the business on Austin Real Estate Investments . ... Kenn Renner – is internationally recognized for his combined expertise ... , Investing in real estate is a great way for ... their career, while others like to do it as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds 2Health News:Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds 3Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 2Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 3Health News:Jawflex | Double Chin Exercise for Double Chin Reduction 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 3Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 4
... women, especially, the brew could boost heart health, study finds ... coffee lovers: Drinking up to six cups a day of ... a new study shows. , In fact, coffee might even ... "Our results suggest that long-term, regular coffee consumption does not ...
... EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 16 Through emotional ... Benatar and,Neil Giraldo helped the Starkey Hearing Foundation, ... a record $5,045,000 at its annual,"So the World ... at the,RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. With money ...
... and pharmaceuticals were important to medicine in the 19th,& 20th ... century,and biofeedback is an important component of Behavioral Medicine, Dr. ... Basmajian, Member of the ... the World,s Leading Sport,Psychologists that trained Canada,s top Olympic athletes ...
... association between chilhood overweight and higher readings , , ... high blood pressure in childhood are also prone to ... 50 studies conducted over four decades in different countries. ... pressure tracks from childhood to adulthood and that elevated ...
... Jose, CA, June 11, 2008 ... the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and ... Clinical Simulation in Nursing ( www.nursingsimulation.org ) beginning ... only journal provides information about the development and ...
... Mike,Leavitt today declared a public health emergency in ... gives HHS, Centers for Medicare &,Medicaid Services, (CMS) ... in meeting emergency health needs., "The flooding ... individual and,to their communities," Secretary Leavitt said. "This ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 2Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 3Health News:Garth Brooks, Jon McLaughlin, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Raise Their Voices to Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise More Than $5 Million at Annual Fundraiser 2Health News:Biofeedback Workshops & Distance Learning Offer Credits and Training Options 2Health News:High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood 2Health News:INACSL and Elsevier partner to publish Clinical Simulation in Nursing 2Health News:HHS Takes Action to Help Medicare Beneficiaries and Providers in Iowa and Indiana 2Health News:HHS Takes Action to Help Medicare Beneficiaries and Providers in Iowa and Indiana 3
(Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014  GenSpera, Inc. ... for the treatment of cancer, announces that Kareg ... , has issued the following research report on  ... Traube , Director of Research, Kareg Corporation, Initiating ... Read the full report: http://www.genspera.com/press/140711_Genspera_research_report_July2014.pdf ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Calif. , July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announces a technology partnership with global bioengineering ... its technology for quick-to-market products. ... and DNA2.0,s machine learning optimization technologies, such ... up the process of engineering proteins in ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products ... its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at ... Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing , PRC. All ... vote and are invited to attend. The primary agenda of ... Yuk Lam Lo , Simon Anderson , Kenneth Lee ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 2Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 3Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 4Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 5Kareg Corporation Initiates Coverage on GenSpera with a Speculative Buy Recommendation 6Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 2Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 3Sinovac Schedules 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2Sinovac Schedules 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 3
... A surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... EBI OsteoGen surgically implanted bone growth stimulator ... of nonunions when surgery is already planned ... concern. Because the OsteoGen is totally surgically ...
... contact between grant material and fracture ends ... bones., ,Grid-Like Format of Mesh Cathode Provides ... , ,The innovative Mesh Cathode of the ... and a scaffolding effect designed to increase ...
... Cystoscope System using EndoSheath Technology introduces ... urologists in both their hospitals and ... flexible cystoscope with the sterile, protective ... procedures, while minimizing the costs of ...
... Plasma-CISE™ (wire electrodes) and Plasma-CUT™ ... devices that produce precise, consistent ... spread and Vapor sealing of ... The devices provide excellent results ...
Medicine Products: