Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning
July 9, 2019 -- Preoperative breast MRI improves the surgical planning and outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a new study published online July 5 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Should elderly patients continue cancer screening?
July 8, 2019 -- Many current cancer screening guidelines recommend against screening adults with less than 10 years of life expectancy. But clinicians often have difficulty communicating to elderly patients that screening isn't necessary anymore, according to two studies -- one published in the June issue of Gerontologist and the other in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on May 14. Read More
Cancer cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015
July 3, 2019 -- In 2015, cancer cost $94.4 billion in lost earnings and took more than 8.7 million years of life among people ages 16 to 84 in the U.S. according to new research from the American Cancer Society, published online July 3 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Deep-learning model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk
July 2, 2019 -- A deep-learning model created using data from a single breast MR image can help predict the five-year risk for women whose chances of developing breast cancer are higher, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Risk assessment best for women with dense breasts
July 1, 2019 -- Assessing the risk of breast cancer in five-year increments in women with dense breast tissue is a more effective way to determine the need for supplemental imaging than scanning all women with dense tissue, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Spouses, nurses boost mammography screening rates
June 25, 2019 -- Spouses and healthcare professionals such as nurses can play a crucial role in boosting uptake of breast cancer screening in populations of women generally underinformed about mammography, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Rapid adoption of DBT screening is faster in richer areas
June 24, 2019 -- The use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening has grown rapidly, from almost 13% of screening exams in 2015 to over 43% in 2017. But DBT adoption is occurring at a faster rate in more affluent areas, according to a research letter published June 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More