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2013-01-08 14:53:33

Even though Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings such as a mammography, there is no evidence that higher spending benefits older women, researchers at Yale School of Medicine found in a study published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Led by Cary Gross, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at...

2012-11-27 15:33:43

Johns Hopkins researchers call for early and frequent screening of women with neurofibromatosis-1 New Johns Hopkins research showing a more than four-fold increase in the incidence of breast cancer in women with neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1) adds to growing evidence that women with this rare genetic disorder may benefit from early breast cancer screening with mammograms beginning at age 40, and manual breast exams as early as adolescence. In a small study of 126 women with NF1 at the Johns...

2012-11-27 15:00:38

A survey of women undergoing routine screening mammography found that many of them would be interested in pursuing additional screening tests if notified they had dense breast tissue, despite the possibility of false positives, invasive procedures, and out-of-pocket costs, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Our study highlights the need for patient education regarding breast density," said Jafi Lipson, M.D.,...

Mammograms May Cause Overdiagnosis Of Breast Cancer
2012-11-23 05:29:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at three decades of mammogram screenings finds that as much as a third of cancer diagnosed by routine mammograms may not be life-threatening. The study was conducted by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a researcher at the Dartmouth Medical School, along with Dr. Archie Bleyer, a researcher at St. Charles Health System and Oregon Health & Science University. In the...

2012-11-20 12:27:28

The addition of three-dimensional breast imaging–a technology called tomosynthesis–to standard digital mammography significantly increases radiologists' diagnostic accuracy while reducing false positive recall rates, according to the results of a multi-center study published in Radiology. "This is the first major advance in breast imaging and breast cancer screening since the development of breast MRI," said lead researcher Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., director of Breast...


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