Tag: breast cancer
UVA Now Offering Fast Breast MRI for Women with Dense Breasts
Find out if your patients are eligible for this new breast cancer screening.
Screening with Automated 3D Ultrasound Benefits Women with Dense Breasts
Women with dense or homogeneous dense breast tissue should consider an alternate form of breast cancer screening beyond traditional mammography.
Are You Talking with Your Patients About Breast Density?
A UVA study revealed that most women don’t know that having dense breast tissue increases their risk for cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect it.
Are You Up to Speed On BRCA?
In light of the "Angelina Jolie effect," UVA certified genetic counselor Martha Thomas provides tips on how to respond to your patients’ FAQs about inherited breast and ovarian cancers.
Uncovering the Merits of a Novel Breast Imaging Technique
Mark B. Williams, PhD, has devoted the past decade to developing a new scanner that he hopes will give women and their physicians better diagnostic information.
Using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound to Treat Breast Fibroadenomas
A new application of non-invasive focused ultrasound technology is being explored at UVA with the launch of a study for benign tumors of the breast.
Image-Guided, High-Dose Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer
An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at UVA allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed at the same time as tumor removal.
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Now with Image Guidance
Breast care specialists at UVA Cancer Center are utilizing an enhanced form of IORT that will allow for improved treatment planning and greater precision.