Breast Cancer MRI Considered Major 2007 Medical Advance

Yesterday we took a look at some of the favorite 2007 stories on this blog. Before we get too far into the New Year, let's look back one more time. This time, we want to take a look at what the experts are saying was important in 2007. Making the top of the list of terrific medical advances in the past year was MRI breast cancer screening. The report comes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. They named six different topics of medical concern that were identified as the most important medical advances of the past year. Because of the value of the MRI screen for breast cancer, it was on the list. Also making the list of top six was another preventive technique: preventive radiation therapy. This is important to note because it gives credibility to preventive medicine advances instead of just to advances in treatments. The report also identified nearly twenty other advances that were considered 'notable'. Two of those were related to prevention of colorectal cancer: reduction of fats and use of aspirin. Question of the Day: Do you predict that we'll see more preventive medicine on lists at the end of this year or that we'll return to a treatment focus?

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