Some minority women more at risk for second breast cancers
October 20, 2021 -- Native Hawaiian women, Filipino women, and women who received a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ before 2000 are more likely to develop second breast cancers, according to research published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Fewer breast cancers seen in minority women during COVID-19
October 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 crisis reduced the number of breast cancers diagnosed in Asian, Hispanic, and Black women, which could lead to adverse clinical outcomes down the road, according to a study published October 19 in Radiology. Read More
Starting biennial breast screening at age 40 saves Black lives
October 18, 2021 -- Starting biennial screening mammography at age 40 could cut cancer deaths in Black women by 57%, according to a model study of 100 million women published October 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
PET tracer shows promise for diagnosing breast cancer
October 14, 2021 -- An experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help identify primary and metastatic tumors on hybrid PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm, according to a study published in Radiology. Read More
Contrast-enhanced mammography can predict underestimated DCIS
October 14, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) is superior to conventional mammography and breast ultrasound when it comes to predicting underestimated ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to research published October 9 in Clinical Breast Cancer. Read More
Delphinus gets FDA nod for 3D whole-breast US system
October 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Delphinus Medical Technologies' new 3D whole-breast ultrasound system for detecting cancer in women with dense breasts. Read More
Consider the esophagus when it comes to breast cancer radiotherapy
October 11, 2021 -- Routinely avoiding the esophagus during radiation therapy for breast cancer may decrease the risk of esophageal cancer years later, according to research from Ireland published October 7 in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Read More
Chronic stress linked to breast cancer treatment, survival outcomes
October 6, 2021 -- Chronic stress may impact treatment completion and survival outcomes for breast cancer patients, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Read More
Radiology contributes to high spending costs in cancer care
October 6, 2021 -- Radiology accounted for $2.1 billion in spending for cancer care services in 2018, the second most expensive line item in a new study of over 402,000 people with cancer that was published October 6 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI of MRI shows success in ruling out cancer in dense breasts
October 5, 2021 -- A deep-learning model dismissed nearly 40% of breast MRI scans without lesions while not missing any cancers in women with dense breasts, offering hope as a triage tool, according to research published October 5 in Radiology. Read More