HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Ductal lavage may not detect breast cancer, study finds

Ductal lavage is not an effective method for detecting breast cancer, according to a new study in the October 20 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Ductal lavage--a method used to collect cells from the milk ducts of the breast--has been proposed as a screening tool for cancer detection because ducts that yield fluid were thought to be more likely to contain cancer cells. Interest in the procedure was spurred by a study in which ductal lavage detected cancer in four of 11 women who had shown no previous evidence of a malignancy.

To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ductal lavage in the presence of known breast cancer, Seema A. Khan, M.D., of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and colleagues conducted a pilot study in which ductal lavage was performed prior to mastectomy on 44 breasts from 32 women with known cancer and on eight breasts from seven women undergoing prophylactic mastectomy.

The researchers found poor agreement between a cytologic analysis of the cells from ductal lavage and results from looking at breast tissue under the microscope. In breasts with cancer, ductal lavage was able to detect only about half of the cancers, possibly because ducts that contain cancer failed to yield fluid or yielded cells classified as benign or mildly atypical. In addition, ducts that produced fluid did not appear to be related to the cancer in about half of the cancer-containing breasts.

"Although further studies are warranted in women with early lesions, our results and those of others indicate that ductal lavage should not be recommended to high-risk women as a technique to detect cancer earlier than imaging modalities," the authors write.

In an editorial, Carol J. Fabian, M.D., of the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, and colleagues review several other ongoing studies that are attempting to evaluate the utility of duct
'"/>

Contact: Sarah L. Zielinski
jncimedia@oupjournals.org
301-841-1287
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
19-Oct-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ductal lavage may not detect breast cancer
2. Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
3. Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
4. CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect
5. New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
6. Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
7. OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection
8. New test improves detection of bladder cancer
9. Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
10. Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
11. A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Ductal lavage may not detect breast cancer study finds

(Date:5/23/2015)... Dr. David Benvenuti, an experienced plastic surgeon ... new article to his website that takes an ... explained in the fascinating blog, he has recently had ... , Known as “gauging,” the technique involves placing larger and ... said will eventually stretch the holes out to incredible sizes. ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 2015 On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, ... has been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack,” and ... company’s ongoing Information Technology (IT) security efforts in the ... The most notable attack on health insurers was reported ... nation’s second largest health insurer, revealed that they had ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 2015 Manufacturers are now required to produce ... of 8.2. Experts in the field agree that the regulation ... The HSPF score is what miles per gallon is to ... unit. Although the minimum HSPF score has been raised to ... HSPF score north of 12. Indeed, the regulation was welcomed ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... Janesville, WI (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 ... Mercy Acceleration at the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, ... running clinic program, Mondays, June 1-July 20, 5:30-6:30 pm. ... MS, USAT coach, and Laurie Finke, RN, BSN, who ... flexibility exercises, education on nutrition, running mechanics and show ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 Injury lawyer ... that has been passed by the Maryland legislature but which ... “The Maryland General Assembly passed HB 449 with ... Governor has not signed it into law. This bill ensures ... Evidence is growing that demonstrates the danger of fracking to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Benvenuti, a Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, Posts New Article about Repairing Ear Gauges 2Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 2Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 3Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 4Health News:Parker & Sons Welcomes the Department of Energy’s Water Heater Regulation 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 3
(Date:5/22/2015)... HILL, N.C. , May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... critical to pharmaceutical brand recognition and success. ... LLC conducted a study to provide pharmaceutical and ... of investment (FTEs and budget) that are being ... Pharmaceutical and biotech marketing managers can utilize this ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The North American dental ... is estimated to reach $90.7 million by 2019, at a ... through the TOC of North America Dental Lasers Market for ... of various tables and figures. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-dental-lasers-1771208223.html ... this report.   Dental lasers are specifically ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015  The Mesothelioma ... diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible ... certain individuals with this rare cancer caused by ... most up-to-date information related to treatment options such ... please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Effective Marketing Services Group Critical for Pharmaceutical Brand Recognition 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Dental Lasers Market is Expected to Reach $90.7 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 9.2% From 2014 to 2019 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 2Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 5
Cached News: