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Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?
A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger. (2017-06-22)
Blood test offers improved breast cancer detection tool to reduce use of breast biopsy
A Clinical Breast Cancer study demonstrates Videssa Breast can inform better next steps after abnormal mammogram results and potentially reduce biopsies up to 67 percent. (2017-05-23)
One-third of breast cancer patients not getting appropriate breast imaging follow-up exam
An annual mammogram is recommended after treatment for breast cancer, but nearly one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer aren't receiving this follow-up exam, according to new findings presented at the 2016 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. (2016-10-19)
Breast density and outcomes of supplemental breast cancer screening
In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. (2016-04-26)
Researchers aim to prevent medical imaging cyberattacks
Researchers and cybersecurity experts have begun to examine ways to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks in medical imaging before they become a real danger. (2018-11-27)
Artificial intelligence used in clinical practice to measure breast density
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study. (2018-10-16)
Screening mammography for women 40-49 detects more cancers compared with older age groups
When compared to the screening population ages 50 and over, screening mammography in women ages 40-49 detects 19.3 percent additional cancers at the expense of an overall 1.5 percent increase in callbacks and 0.1 percent in increased biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (2018-03-13)
Community practices not following guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening
Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer, includes an additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan. (2017-12-07)
Screening has had 'little impact' on falling breast cancer deaths in the Netherlands
Breast screening in the Netherlands seems to have had a marginal effect on breast cancer mortality over the past 24 years, suggests research in The BMJ today. (2017-12-05)
Loved one's death could spur aggressive measures against breast cancer
A woman's memories of a loved one's experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found. (2018-02-05)
MRI technique differentiates benign breast lesions from malignancies
An MRI breast imaging technique that requires no contrast agent, combined with sophisticated data analysis, could reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study. (2018-02-20)
Fewer recalls associated with higher rates of interval breast cancers
Lower screening mammography recall rates -- the rates at which women are called back for additional testing based on suspicious findings -- are associated with higher rates of breast cancers detected between screenings, or interval cancers, according to a major new study. (2018-04-03)
Tamoxifen chemoprevention tied to early detection of breast cancer
The drug tamoxifen does not prevent or treat estrogen receptor negative breast cancer, but it can make the disease easier to find, researchers report in the Oct. (2008-10-07)
More than half a million breast cancer deaths averted in the US over three decades
Latest US estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. (2019-02-11)
Women more likely to use other preventive health services after mammography
Medicare beneficiaries who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography are more likely than unscreened women to undergo other preventive health services like screening for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, according to a major new study. (2018-06-05)
Breast cancer screening: New emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors
An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain. (2018-12-10)
Novel technique may significantly reduce breast biopsies
A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study. (2018-12-11)
Breast cancer mortality rates decline in many countries
Breast cancer mortality rates continue to decline in many nations, but a review of mortality trends in 47 countries around the world indicates some significant disparities, particularly in South Korea and some Latin American nations, according to results presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. (2016-12-09)
Family history increases breast cancer risk in older women: Weighing screening options
Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -- those ages 65 and older. (2018-02-12)
Diagnosing breast cancer using red light
At the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics meeting, held 3-6 April in Hollywood, Florida, USA, researchers from Milan, Italy, will report an advance in instrument development that increases the sensitivity of OM by as much as 1000-fold. (2018-03-23)
3D breast imaging could revolutionize cancer screening
The largest report to date shows that 3D DBT (versus 2D DM) increases the detection rate for cancer overall by 28.6 percent and by 43.8 percent in detecting invasive cancers. (2014-06-17)
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI after therapy or chemo
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography is comparable to breast MRI in evaluating residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant endocrine therapy or chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers today at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (2017-12-06)
More breast cancers found with combined digital screening
A combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a new study. (2018-06-05)
Computers equal radiologists in assessing breast density and associated breast cancer risk
Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women's risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. (2018-04-30)
Breast asymmetry predicts breast cancer
Women who go on to develop breast cancer tend to have breasts that are less symmetrical than women who don't develop the cancer. (2006-03-19)
Low awareness of breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment among US women
Did you know that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer? (2017-09-14)
Full integration of digital breast tomosynthesis reduces false positive rates, study shows
Rates of false positive breast cancer screening exams fell significantly after complete integration of diagnostic digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), potentially leading to higher quality, lower costs, and fewer unnecessary biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (2018-02-12)
Breast cancers detected at smaller size in women with implants
Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers--in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2018-03-29)
Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain
The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the online edition of Radiology. (2008-07-22)
Comparison of screening recommendations indicates annual mammography
When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. (2017-08-21)
Women prefer getting mammograms every year
Women prefer to get their mammograms every year, instead of every two years, according to a new study. (2017-11-21)
Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images
An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic imaging features specific for recalled but benign (false-positive) mammograms and distinguish such mammograms from those identified as malignant or negative. (2018-10-11)
Surveillance safe for non-cancerous breast lesion typically treated surgically
The detection of certain non-cancerous 'high risk' breast lesions can lead to surgical treatment in women, but one of the largest studies of a specific type of high-risk lesion, flat epithelial atypia, calls for close observation, rather than surgical removal of these lesions in most cases, according to study results published on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print. (2017-10-31)
Swedish trials suggest modest benefit for screening mammography
New data with longer follow-up from four Swedish trials published in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggests there may be a modest benefit from screening mammography for women aged 55 years or over. (2002-03-14)
Study examines characteristics of mobile mammography patients
Significant differences were found among women receiving mammography at a cancer center versus those visiting a mobile mammography van, according to an ahead-of-print article scheduled to be published in the December 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2017-09-27)
Detection of breast cancer in screening mammography has improved over time
Researchers analyzing 2.5 million screening mammograms performed on nearly one million women found discrimination of cancerous from noncancerous lesions improved over a nine-year period. (2010-05-26)
Mayo study uses AI to create inexpensive, widely available early detector of heart disease
A Mayo Clinic study finds that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to a widely available, inexpensive test -- the electrocardiogram (EKG) -- results in a simple, affordable early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, which is a precursor to heart failure. (2019-01-07)
Breast cancer: How advanced imaging technologies will help avoid unnecessary biopsies
Enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. (2018-02-20)
Making individualized choices about breast cancer screening
The authors note, that despite the fact that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed its recommendation in 2009 to mammograms every two years for women aged 50-74 instead of annual mammograms beginning at age 40, there has been little change in US screening practices. (2018-05-01)
Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors?
An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to Yale Cancer Center experts. (2017-06-07)
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