#Breast Cancer

Buddy Check 3: Take advantage of mobile mammography van

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Caring plays a huge role in what we stand for at WSAV.  Saint Joseph’s/Candler’s mobile mammography unit is dedicated to bringing mammograms to people in our communities. It is a source of hope, relief, and convenience for women. A month of planning was the perfect prescription to park the bus at […]
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ARTrageous Bras Raises More Than $33,400 for Cancer Care Programs

Designed by Health System team members, local businesses and community members, the ARTrageous Bras were displayed at the Brunswick and Camden campuses throughout October. During that time, the Foundation collected $1 votes to determine the top 10 favorite bras for the live auction which, as usual, did not disappoint. Models...
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Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Washington Savings Bank donates to Sarah Bush Lincoln mobile mammography unit

MATTOON — Washington Savings Bank donated $600 to the Sarah Bush Lincoln's mobile mammography unit as part of a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Washington Savings Bank held a decorated pumpkin contest at multiple locations, where customers could leave donations in a jar for the pumpkin they liked the most. All proceeds were donated to Sarah Bush.
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Western Queens Gazette

Schulman, Meng, Carpenters Bring Mammogram Van To Forest Hills

A mobile mammogram van provided by Mount Sinai recently arrived in Forest Hills, thanks to the efforts of local elected officials and unions. Council Member Lynn Schulman and Congress Member Grace Meng have teamed up with the Carpenter’s Union to provide screenings to constituents across the bustling Queens neighborhood from 9AM-3PM on Monday, November 28th.

ResNet-32 and FastAI for diagnoses of ductal carcinoma from 2D tissue slides

Carcinoma is a primary source of morbidity in women globally, with metastatic disease accounting for most deaths. Its early discovery and diagnosis may significantly increase the odds of survival. Breast cancer imaging is critical for early identification, clinical staging, management choices, and treatment planning. In the current study, the FastAI technology is used with the ResNet-32 model to precisely identify ductal carcinoma. ResNet-32 is having few layers comparted to majority of its counterparts with almost identical performance. FastAI offers a rapid approximation toward the outcome for deep learning models via GPU acceleration and a faster callback mechanism, which would result in faster execution of the model with lesser code and yield better precision in classifying the tissue slides. Residual Network (ResNet) is proven to handle the vanishing gradient and effective feature learning better. Integration of two computationally efficient technologies has yielded a precision accuracy with reasonable computational efforts. The proposed model has shown considerable efficiency in the evaluating parameters like sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and F1 Score against the other dominantly used deep learning models. These insights have shown that the proposed approach might assist practitioners in analyzing Breast Cancer (BC) cases appropriately, perhaps saving future complications and death. Clinical and pathological analysis and predictive accuracy have been improved with digital image processing.

Nancy Bissonnette

Leominster- Nancy L. (Monroe) Bissonnette, 85, of Leominster, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022 at Gardner Rehab and Nursing Home in Gardner. Nancy fought a tough battle with Alzheimer’s for the past eight years and Breast Cancer for the past nineteen months. Nancy was born on September 19,...

Circle of Hope’s 18th Annual Tea A Walk Through the Secret Garden

The Annual Tea is one of Santa Clarita’s most anticipated fundraisers bringing awareness to Breast Cancer and raising funds to help those in our local community fighting cancer. This event, this year was held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Canyon Country Community Center. The 18th Annual Tea had guest speakers, live music, a raffle and silent auction with many exciting items for guests to bid on. For more information go to

Solis Mammography opens new location in Katy

Solis Mammography offers patients mammogram screenings and diagnostics. (Courtesy Pexels) On Nov. 28, Solis Mammography opened its 21st Houston-area location in the Cinco Ranch neighborhood of Katy. Located at 24926 FM 1093, Ste. B, Katy, in the Southpark at Cinco Ranch shopping center, the business focuses on breast health and...

Mobile mammography van to make its rounds in Mahoning Valley throughout December

The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) Mobile Mammography Unit will be making its rounds throughout the Mahoning Valley throughout the month of December. This state-of-the-art mobile unit uses the same technology and equipment to perform mammograms that can be found in the JACBCC. It offers 3D mammography allowing for a more thorough breast examination.
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Google Partners with iCAD, Licenses Its Mammography AI Model for the First Time

Medical device manufacturer iCAD is integrating Google Health’s mammography AI technology into its suite of breast imaging AI products, the Nashua, N.H.-based company announced Monday. The two companies are entering into a development and commercialization agreement. In fact, the agreement marks Google’s first commercial partnership to deploy its breast...

Google Chooses iCad for Mammography AI Partner

Two years ago, Google published groundbreaking research showing that its artificial intelligence model bested radiologists in accurately identifying breast cancer on mammography images. Now, Google has selected iCAD for its first commercial partnership to introduce the technology into clinical practice. Google has licensed its AI technology for breast cancer and...

JSCREEN Saves Mother and Daughter

In November 2019, Karen Schatten Shmerling was diagnosed with BRCA 2 at age 61, much to her surprise. She related, “Only because my daughter, Michelle, volunteered for a BRCA study held by JSCREEN. JSCREEN has literally saved my life and Michelle’s.”. Michelle is a physician’s assistant in oncology...

AI-Breast Cancer Screening Tools

Google recently announced its latest AI research model that is designed for breast cancer screening with the help of medical technology company iCAD. This marks the first time that Google is licensing the technology to hopefully create a more accurate detection of breast cancer and risk assessment. The latest partnership...

Jaye Furlong O’Brien

Jaye Furlong O’Brien, 64, sits at the gathering table with her Mom and Dad, (Marjorie and Donovan Furlong), and many dear friends and relatives past. On Nov. 25, Jaye offered her final breath of love to Larry, Adam, Nathan, Daniel, and Emmett, her beloved siblings and extended families. Complications...

Barbara & Company gives back to our community

Barbara & Company not only helps women look their best, but they’re also a company that gives back. Each year, Barbara & Company supports various fashion events for a cause, sponsoring community fundraisers and cultural events. During each holiday season, they support local food pantries by encouraging our customers...

Hologic Ranked #1 for Mammography System Performance and Customer Satisfaction for 10th Consecutive Year

Global Leader in Women’s Health Recognized with Three IMV ServiceTrak™ Awards for Mammography During RSNA 2022. Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health, swept the 2022 IMV ServiceTrak™ Awards for Mammography, taking home awards for Best Service, Best Customer Satisfaction and Best System Performance. This is the 10th consecutive year that Hologic has ranked first in the industry for Mammography System Performance and Customer Satisfaction and the eighth year for Mammography Service.

Jaye Furlong O’Brien – November 25, 2022

Jaye Furlong O’Brien, 64, sits at the gathering table with her Mom and Dad, (Marjorie and Donovan Furlong), and many dear friends and relatives past. On November 25th Jaye offered her final breath of love to Larry, Adam, Nathan, Daniel, and Emmett, her beloved siblings and extended families. Complications...

Google Health inks first licensing agreement for mammography AI tech

This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Google’s health division has inked its first commercial agreement to use its mammography AI research model in real-world clinical practice, with the goal of improving breast cancer screening, Google Health announced Monday. Google Health has partnered with...