Marisa holds an MS in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. She specializes in cancer biology, immunology, and genetics. Marisa began working with BioNews in 2018, and has written about science and health for SelfHacked and the Genetics Society of America. She also writes/composes musicals and coaches the University of Pittsburgh fencing club.
Artificial intelligence (AI) could be combined with radiologist assessments to improve the accuracy of breast cancer screenings, a study suggests. The study, “Evaluation of Combined Artificial Intelligence and Radiologist ... Read more
An artificial intelligence model outperformed certified radiologists in diagnosing breast cancer from mammogram images, according to a new study. This suggests that the system could be used in clinical settings to ... Read more
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant will fund research at two universities into whether an ultrasound technology might be more effective than mammography at detecting breast cancer, ... Read more
Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in obese individuals, even among those with a genetic predisposition towards cancer, new research suggests. The research was ... Read more
Challenging conventional wisdom, new findings suggest that hormone therapy may have a greater impact than chemotherapy on long-term quality of life in women with breast cancer, particularly those who ... Read more
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has revised their recommendations on testing for cancer-associated BRCA1/2 mutations in women, suggesting risk assessment only in those with a personal or ... Read more
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