HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
OHSU unique in broadbased teaching of new breast exam recommendations

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new report published by the American Cancer Society recommends training health care providers in a standardized version of clinical breast exam to find palpable cancers. The Breast Health Education Program (BHEP) of the OHSU Cancer Institute is the nation's only academic program that currently offers training matching this recommendation at all levels of medical education.

"This recommendation represents national recognition that our program is on the forefront of medical education and early detection," said Donald Austin, M.D., director of the BHEP, associate director for cancer control and prevention in the OHSU Cancer Institute, and professor of public health and preventive medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine.

A committee of nationally recognized experts convened by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this and other recommendations in a report published in the November/December 2004 issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The recommendations could help standardize the practice of clinical breast exam and lead to better evidence to show the effectiveness of clinical breast exam in the early detection of breast cancer.

"It is not possible to find breast cancer at its earliest stages the way most clinicians perform clinical breast exams," said Elizabeth Steiner, M.D., associate director of the BHEP and research assistant professor of family medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine. "Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among American women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, yet most physicians report they have received little if any instruction on how to conduct a complete breast exam."

Clinical breast examination, or CBE, is an examination of the breasts by a health care professional to find palpable cancers early, when there are more treatment options and there may be a bett
'"/>

Contact: Rachel MacKnight
macknigh@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
10-Nov-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
2. AGI and USGS provide unique tsunami disaster relief
3. Breast cancer may be uniquely sensitive to inhibitors of PI3K pathway
4. Wipeout! Surfing creates wave of unique injuries
5. Epilepsy presents unique problems for women
6. CNS cancers and other diseases: Using proteomics to identify unique protein fingerprints
7. Alzheimers researchers begin unique study of tangles
8. New Dallas biotech firm the result of unique public-private partnership
9. Promise of laparoscopic liver resection for liver cancer explored in unique program
10. OHSU takes part in unique Alzheimers treatment trial
11. New medical study finds safe, effective relief for morning sickness in unique honey ginger tonic

Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 The ... Cardiology have launched a partnership designed to improve ... for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients in the ... staff and Lourdes Cardiology team will help CHF ... supervised protocols. This partnership pairs the Cardiac Recovery ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Increasing incidence rate of ... regulations are expected to be prime pharmacovigilance market ... of acute and chronic ailments has resulted in ... development. Moreover, growing adverse drug reaction related hospitalization ... become the need of the hour in the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... NC (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 German ... of materials science can cause mesothelioma that looks and ... posted a new article on the research. Click ... the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine in ... While all of the rats eventually developed ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The city of San Diego, California, ... forward with a plan to recycle wastewater – also ... Kleyne supports the San Diego plan as part of ... to Kleyne, by recycling water that San Diego already ... be greatly reduced. (Spagat, E, “San Diego looks to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Loffler Companies has been selected ... Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers ... sixth consecutive year Loffler has earned this prestigious award ... Elite Dealer Awards honor the best and the brightest ... Dealer honorees were chosen for their innovative marketing and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advanced Heart Failure Recovery Program comes to Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare 2Health News:Advanced Heart Failure Recovery Program comes to Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare 3Health News:Pharmacovigilance Market To 2020 - Global Industry Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Pharmacovigilance Market To 2020 - Global Industry Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Multi-walled Nanotubes Linked to Mesothelioma in New Study, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Global fresh water advocate supports San Diego wastewater recycling plan 2Health News:Global fresh water advocate supports San Diego wastewater recycling plan 3Health News:Loffler Companies Recognized as an Elite Dealer for Sixth Consecutive Year 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 Scott Steiger lives in ... the world. As an engineer for the past 20 years, he,s ... the military service. He,s been to six of the seven continents. ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161076 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161077 ... he has a pretty good idea of what,s required. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals , Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical ... cannabinoid treatments, today announced that the company will present ... The conference will be held December 2 to 3, ... York . Zynerba,s Chairman and CEO, Armando ... December 2. To listen to a webcast ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 The medical magnetic resonance ... of 4%, with world market revenues for 2013 ... and other types of medical imaging have led ... numerous medical conditions in children and adults, each ... report, Medical Imaging Markets , analyzes the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Steiger Has Created the First Pill Case Specifically Designed For Travel 2Zynerba Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2014 2Kalorama: Steady Growth in the Medical MRI Market 2Kalorama: Steady Growth in the Medical MRI Market 3
Cached News: