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Cancer Screening

What on Earth Is a “Biomarker”?
Cancer BiomarkersCancer ScreeningIssue Introductions
In her Introduction to the special edition of CONQUER titled Understanding Biomarkers & Molecular Testing, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, briefly explains what biomarkers are, why they are important, and what you should know about them.  
When Should I Get a Mammogram?
Breast CancerCancer ScreeningWeb Exclusives
It’s important to understand the nuances of this test, along with your family history, so you can make an informed decision on when to begin testing and how frequently.
Who Should Be Screened for Cervical or Ovarian Cancers?
Cancer ScreeningCervical CancerGynecologic CancersOvarian Cancer
Dr. Julian Schink, GYN Oncology Chief of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, provides screening tips and recommendations for these 2 most common gynecologic cancers.
What Are Biomarkers in Breast Cancer, and How Do They Affect My Treatment? Interview with Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO
Breast CancerCancer BiomarkersCancer Screening
Dr Hayes, Immediate Past President of ASCO and Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains how biomarkers offer more precise treatment opportunities for patients with breast cancer.
New Blood Test Screens for 8 Types of Cancer and 16 Genomic Mutations
Cancer Screening
CancerSEEK is a noninvasive blood test that may help detect cancer in early stages, when treatment has the highest chance for success.
“Liquid Biopsy” May Help to Personalize Treatment for Patients with Cancer
Cancer Screening
Liquid biopsy is a noninvasive blood test that can help identify cancerous cells or biomarkers, such as gene mutations that may respond to targeted therapies.
What Are Cancer Biomarkers, and Why Are They Important?
Cancer BiomarkersCancer Screening
Biomarkers are biologic markers that indicate changes in our genes and may increase the risk of cancer.
FDA Approves First Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test for 3 Types of BRCA Mutations in Men and Women
Cancer ScreeningFDA Approvals, News & UpdatesNewsworthy
This first-ever direct-to-consumer genetic test can provide information on potential risks to individuals who may not have access to genetic screening, but the information may be misleading without feedback from experts.
Cancer Screen Week: December 4-8, 2017
Cancer ScreeningPreventionWeb Exclusives
This week is Cancer Screen Week—a nationwide public health initiative to increase awareness of the benefits of early cancer detection.
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