Death rate for younger women with breast cancer poised to climb
February 9, 2021 -- The death rate for women under 40 with breast cancer in the U.S. used to be waning, but it is now poised to rise, along with an increased incidence in distant-stage breast cancer, according to a new study in Radiology. Read More
Study makes case for baseline mammography exam at age 40
February 8, 2021 -- A baseline mammography exam at age 40 for average-risk women to identify breast density appears to be cost-effective, according to a study published February 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
SmartBreast buys molecular breast imaging business from GE
February 8, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening firm SmartBreast has acquired assets related to the Discovery NM750b molecular breast imaging (MBI) business of GE Healthcare, including scanner designs, patents, and service contracts for GE's MBI installed base. Read More
Breast cancer surpasses lung as most common worldwide
February 4, 2021 -- Breast cancer in women has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide, according to a new report published February 4 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Read More
Outdoor work linked to lower risk of breast cancer
February 4, 2021 -- Working outdoors may come with the benefit of a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study published on February 1 in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Researchers found working outdoors for decades was tied to a lower breast cancer risk for women ages 50 or older. Read More
Volpara acquires risk assessment firm CRA Health
February 1, 2021 -- Breast imaging software developer Volpara has acquired CRA Health, a developer of breast cancer risk assessment software that is a spinoff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Read More
Dr. Daniel Kopans: Will the USPSTF heed science on breast screening?
January 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has begun a review of its guidelines on breast screening. Dr. Daniel Kopans believes the task force should heed the established science on mammography and recommend screening of women in their 40s. Read More
Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment
January 28, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called Mirai can outperform other risk-assessment models for predicting future risk of breast cancer from a mammogram, potentially enabling earlier identification of high-risk women, according to research published online January 27 in Science Translational Medicine. Read More
When should breast cancer survivors discontinue mammo?
January 28, 2021 -- Older breast cancer survivors who have less than five years of life expectancy should no longer undergo routine surveillance mammography -- even if they have a history of high-risk cancers, according to new guidelines published online January 28 in JAMA Oncology by a multidisciplinary panel. Read More
Emergency visits present cancer screening opportunities
January 27, 2021 -- Radiologists and their emergency department (ED) physician peers can leverage opportunities to boost cancer screening when patients present in the ED, according to a study published January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More