When should cancer screening stop in the elderly?
October 11, 2022 -- About one-fourth of physicians do not consider life expectancy a good enough reason to stop cancer screening in older adults, a study published October 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine found. Read More
Could MRI help detect brain metastases from breast cancer?
October 10, 2022 -- Women with inflammatory breast cancer have a higher risk of cancer spreading to the brain, but surveillance MRI could potentially aid in early detection of such spreading, a study published October 10 in Cancer found. Read More
Breast cancer screening could boost lung cancer screening uptake
October 7, 2022 -- Identifying women eligible for CT lung cancer screening when they present for breast cancer screening could increase lung cancer detection rates and therefore improve patient outcomes, Stanford researchers have found. Read More
Transvaginal ultrasound may not be needed to check IUD position
October 6, 2022 -- Transvaginal ultrasound may not be needed for positional follow-ups after six weeks following correct insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) in women, Dutch research published October 4 in AJOG Global Reports suggests. Read More
Study notes fall in mammography volume during COVID-19
October 5, 2022 -- Mammography volume fell and a higher proportion of women presented with palpable masses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a Canadian breast center, according to a study published October 3 in the American Journal of Surgery. Read More
DBT + synthesized mammo detects cancers in dense breast tissue
October 5, 2022 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized mammography can detect more invasive breast cancers in dense breasts than digital mammography alone, a German study of nearly 100,000 women published in Radiology found. Read More
Primary care docs vexed by managing abnormal cancer screens
October 3, 2022 -- Primary care practitioners are frustrated and dissatisfied with the process of following up on abnormal findings on cancer screening exams, including mammography studies, a study published September 30 in JAMA Network Open found. Read More
Breast cancer death rates may be declining, but not for Black women
October 3, 2022 -- Breast cancer death rates decreased by 43% between 1989 and 2020 -- but not for everyone, particularly Black women, according to a report released by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on October 3 and published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Read More
Is screening breast MRI needed for women with high-risk lesions?
September 30, 2022 -- A new study suggests that breast MRI may not be useful in screening women with certain types of high-risk breast lesions. The authors recommend using mammography instead, in a September 28 study in Annals of Surgical Oncology. Read More
Palpable breast lumps more common in younger Black, Hispanic women
September 30, 2022 -- Younger Black and Hispanic women are more likely to present with a palpable breast lump than their older counterparts, according to research published September 24 in Clinical Imaging, a finding that may be due to their not undergoing breast screening. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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