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Race, income, education affect access to 3D mammography
Women of minority races and ethnicities and with less education and income have had relatively lower access to 3D mammography, a technology that can improve breast cancer detection and decrease false alarms, according to new research. (2021-02-19)

Advances in x-ray imaging can help patients with breast cancer
A new approach to X-ray imaging can help surgeons performing breast cancer tumour removal surgery, giving 2.5 times better detection of diseased tissue around the edge of the tumour than with standard imaging. (2021-02-17)

Breast cancer death rates stop declining in younger women
Breast cancer death rates have stopped declining for women in the U.S. younger than age 40, ending a trend that existed from 1987 to 2010, according to a new study. Researchers expressed hope that the findings would raise awareness of breast cancer in younger women and spur research into the causes behind the change. (2021-02-09)

First mammography screening guidelines issued for older survivors of breast cancer
A nationwide panel of experts has developed the first mammography guidelines for older survivors of breast cancer, providing a framework for discussions between survivors and their physicians on the pros and cons of screening in survivors' later years. (2021-01-28)

TGen-led study results suggest more accurate diagnostic for breast cancer
Patrick Pirrotte, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor and Director of TGen's Collaborative Center for Translational Mass Spectrometry, and an international team of researchers developed a test that can detect infinitesimally small breast cancer biomarkers that are shed into the bloodstream from cells surrounding cancer known as extracellular matrix (ECM), according to the findings of their study recently published in the scientific journal Breast Cancer Research. (2021-01-26)

New research in JNCCN highlights dangerous disparities for life-saving cancer screening
New research in the January 2021 issue of JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds more than a third of eligible people miss timely screening tests for colorectal cancer and at least a quarter appear to miss timely screening tests for breast and cervical cancers. (2021-01-13)

Digital breast tomosynthesis improves invasive cancer detection
Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers significant advantages over digital mammography, including improved cancer detection and lower false negative rates, according to a new study. (2020-12-04)

Surrey's new hybrid X-ray detector goes toe-to-toe with state-of-the-art rivals
A new hybrid X-ray detector developed by the University of Surrey outperforms commercial devices - and could lead to more accurate cancer therapy. (2020-11-26)

NHS Breast Screening Programme still effective in reducing deaths in England
An England-wide study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that, despite major improvements in diagnostic techniques and treatments, mammography screening continues to play an important role in lowering the risk of dying from breast cancer (2020-11-22)

Food, housing insecurities may delay breast cancer diagnosis
Women who experience food or housing insecurity may be at risk for undiagnosed breast cancer due to lapses in follow-up appointments, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (2020-11-19)

Tomosynthesis with synthetic mammography improves breast cancer detection
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in combination with synthetic mammography, improves cancer detection over digital mammography alone, according to a new study. The study results add further support to the use of DBT in population-based breast cancer screening programs. (2020-11-10)

AI tool improves breast cancer detection on mammography
Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the performance of radiologists in reading breast cancer screening mammograms, according to a new study. (2020-11-04)

'Fast' MRI detects breast cancers that 3-D mammograms may miss
In a retrospective study of asymptomatic patients, all of whom had a negative 3-D mammogram within the previous 11 months, abbreviated MRI detected roughly 27 cancers per 1,000 women screened. (2020-10-27)

Mammography screening saves lives also in older age
Mammography, which is an x-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70. For women invited to regular mammography screening over the age of 70, the reduction in mortality rate was significant. This according to a vast new study from Sweden. (2020-10-20)

Female Spanish-only speakers get screening mammograms less often than other women
Limited English-language proficiency (LEP) is a risk factor for getting potentially lifesaving screening mammograms less often. (2020-10-03)

AI as good as the average radiologist in identifying breast cancer
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have compared the ability of three different artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify breast cancer based on previously taken mammograms. The best algorithm proved to be as accurate as the average radiologist. The results, published in JAMA Oncology, may lead the way in reorganising breast cancer screening for the future. (2020-08-27)

Breast screening women in their forties saves lives
Breast screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality, with minimal increased overdiagnosis, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London that looked at data from 160,000 women. (2020-08-12)

Study pinpoints women who benefit less from 3D mammograms
A new comparison of two breast-screening technologies has found that, for most women, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT, also called 3D mammography) is superior to digital mammography for cancer detection and for reducing recall visits due to unclear or false findings. The study's distinction, though, is in identifying women for whom DBT's advantage is less. Previous evidence had suggested that DBT would generally benefit all women. (2020-07-28)

Monitoring for breast cancer after childhood chest radiation: When and how?
Girls who receive chest radiation for cancer are at risk for future breast cancers. What's the best approach to monitoring for breast cancer, and at what age should screening start? Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber/Boston Children's used simulation and modeling to compare different options. (2020-07-08)

Digital breast cancer detection technology does not improve outcomes
A new study in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that breast cancer screening using digital mammography technology is not associated with improved health outcomes when compared to older film detection technology. (2020-06-24)

Teleradiology enables social distancing during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Transitioning from on-site interpretation of imaging studies to remote interpretation via home PACS workstations requires a careful balancing of hospital and departmental finances, engineering choices, and educational and philosophical workflow issues, according to an open-access article published ahead-of-print by the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (2020-05-21)

Six-month follow-up appropriate for BI-RADS 3 findings on mammography
Women with mammographically detected breast lesions that are probably benign should have follow-up surveillance imaging at six months due to the small but not insignificant risk that the lesions are malignant, according to a new study. (2020-05-19)

Early mammography screening lowers risk of developing fatal breast cancer
An analysis published in CANCER of more than half a million women in Sweden reveals that mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers. (2020-05-11)

Comparing recall rates, cancer detection in breast cancer screenings
Nearly 200 radiologists who interpreted about 251,000 digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2 million digital mammography screening examinations were included in this observational study that evaluated recall and cancer detection rates. (2020-03-30)

Estimating breast cancer screening use, costs among women in 40s with private insurance
Researchers used a large commercial claims database to estimate the percentage of US women in their 40s with private insurance who were eligible and received screening mammography in 2017 and national costs for this screening. (2020-03-23)

Tomosynthesis outperforms digital mammography in five-year study
A new study has found that the advantages of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) over digital mammography (DM), including increased cancer detection and fewer false positive findings, are maintained over multiple years and rounds of screening. In addition, research showed that DBT screening helped detect a higher proportion of poor prognosis cancers than DM. (2020-03-10)

Artificial Intelligence to improve the precision of mammograms
The Artificial Intelligence techniques, used in combination with evaluations by expert radiologists, improve the precision in the detection of cancer through mammograms. This is one of the main conclusions of an international study, in which researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), CSIC and the Universitat de València have participated, and has been published in one of the most widely distributed medical journals, the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2020-03-05)

University Hospitals part of study showing 'Fast Breast MRIs' outperform 3-D mammograms
University Hospitals in Cleveland was one of the sites for a national study published Feb. 25 in Journal of the American Medical Association which found 'Fast Breast MRI' detected significantly more cancers than digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) in average-risk women with dense breast tissue. (2020-02-27)

Abbreviated MRI outperforms 3D mammograms at finding cancer in dense breasts
According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, when screening women at average risk with dense breast tissue, abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected significantly more cancers (almost two and a half times as many) than digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). The study compared the 10-minute MRI exam to 3D mammography, in women with dense breasts, because the ability of mammography to detect breast cancer is limited in these women. (2020-02-25)

New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small, early-stage tumors within minutes. (2020-02-24)

Comparing outcomes between African-American, white women after mammography-detected triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers compared treatment and survival rates between African American and white women following early detection with mammography of triple-negative breast cancer. African-American women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer compared with white women, a disparity partly explained by a higher rate of this aggressive breast cancer. (2020-02-19)

PET/MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarkers
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (2020-01-22)

Interactive virtual counselor promotes patient-provider communication about breast density
Half of women undergoing mammography have dense breasts. Mandatory dense breast notification and educational materials have been shown to confuse women rather than empower them. Now, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are developing a smartphone App that acts as an interactive health counselor to improve a womans' knowledge about breast density. (2020-01-13)

Scientists learn what women know -- and don't know -- about breast density and cancer risk
A new study by scientists at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice conducted focus groups with women in three different states to learn what they did and did not know about breast density, in general and their own. The study found that women had varying knowledge. What they all had in common was a strong desire to learn more. (2019-12-23)

AI improves breast cancer risk prediction
A sophisticated type of artificial intelligence (AI) can outperform existing models at predicting which women are at future risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. (2019-12-17)

Biennial mammography screening yields more advanced-stage cancers
Cancers found in patients undergoing annual mammography screening are smaller and less advanced than those found in patients undergoing screenings every two years, according to a new study. (2019-11-26)

Combination of AI & radiologists more accurately identified breast cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool accurately identified breast cancer when combined with analysis by radiologists. (2019-10-17)

Digital breast tomosynthesis increases cancer detection over full-field mammography
An ahead-of-print article forthcoming in the March 2020 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) comparing cancer detection rates (CDR) for screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) found that DBT results in 'significantly increased CDR' -- irrespective of tumor type, size, or grade of cancer. (2019-10-16)

Ultrasound yields similar cancer detection rates after digital mammography, tomosynthesis
An ahead-of-print article in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) comparing dense breast ultrasound (US) screening after digital mammography (DM) versus after digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded 'no significant difference' in additional cancer detection rate. The rate by US after DM was 5/1434, or 3.5 per 1000 women screened; after DBT, the rate was 5/1668, or 3.0 per 1000 women screened (p = 0.9999). (2019-09-27)

Screening mammography could benefit men at high risk of breast cancer
Selective mammography screening can provide potentially lifesaving early detection of breast cancer in men who are at high risk for the disease, according to a new landmark study. (2019-09-17)

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