Mammograms are heralded for reducing breast cancer mortality, but roughly 15% of all breast cancers occur in the interim—after a patient has received a clear mammogram but before her next screening.
A new study suggests that legislatively required Dense Breast Notifications (DBNs) have achieved partial success: Women living in states in which in DBNs are mandated had higher rates of being informed about personal breast density and of having had breast density discussions with providers, though rates were low overall.Read More
The American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging, patient advocates and others secured an extension of the moratorium on 2009 and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Dec. 31, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2022.Read More
World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne, Australia, could revolutionize breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost.Read More
Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis offers significant advantages over digital mammography, including improved cancer detection and lower false negative rates, according to a study published in Radiology.Read More