ASBrS: Regular mammo screening = less-invasive treatment
May 7, 2018 -- Regular breast cancer screening, particularly in younger women, translates to less-aggressive treatment when disease is discovered, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result
May 4, 2018 -- A woman's age may predict whether an interval breast cancer will have a poor outcome better than her breast density, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Oncology. The finding could direct the use of supplemental screening in women.  Discuss
JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms
May 1, 2018 -- Screening mammography can save lives but also lead to harms such as false positives and overdiagnosis: As a result, women -- especially those ages 40 to 49 -- need help to evaluate the test's benefits in relation to those harms, according to a review published May 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
May 1, 2018 -- Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman's future risk of breast cancer -- in particular, the risk of invasive interval cancers? Yes, it can, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease
April 30, 2018 -- The use of 3D-printed heart models in healthcare has improved the management of patients with congenital heart disease on multiple fronts, from surgical planning and simulation to patient education, according to a review published online April 30 in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.  Discuss
ARRS: Screening mammography is effective in younger women
April 27, 2018 -- Screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 finds almost 20% more cancers than screening in women ages 50 and older, according to a presentation delivered at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits
April 24, 2018 -- WASHINGTON, DC - While digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) increases radiation exposure for women when used with digital mammography for screening, the combined dose remains well within safety standards, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.  Discuss
False-positive screening results don't deter patients
April 23, 2018 -- Patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening test aren't deterred from future screening -- in fact, they are more likely to comply with screening protocols, according to a study published online April 23 in Cancer.  Discuss
How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis?
April 23, 2018 -- Overdiagnosis of breast cancer -- that is, the detection of cancer on screening that would not necessarily become apparent in a woman's lifetime -- is cited as one of screening mammography's biggest harms. But its prevalence is not as high as some think, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Is Twitter a good source of mammography information?
April 20, 2018 -- Studies show that the benefits of screening mammography outweigh its radiation risks, yet women continue to express concern about the radiation from mammography, often through social media and particularly on Twitter, according to research published online April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss