Medicaid expansion tied to early breast cancer diagnosis
July 2, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to earlier breast cancer diagnosis in a study published on July 1 in JAMA Surgery. Advanced breast cancer diagnoses fell by 3% in states that expanded Medicaid after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read More
Adding AI to mpMRI improves breast cancer diagnosis
July 2, 2020 -- Using a deep-learning computer-aided diagnosis algorithm with multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) improves radiologist performance in identifying breast cancer, according to a study published June 29 in Nature. Read More
How mammography screening succeeded in Sweden
July 2, 2020 -- Breast screening has been a major success story in Sweden, and the country's experience is often cited as an example of how to implement breast screening on a widespread basis. Dr. László Tabár of Falun Central Hospital explains how it happened. Read More
Interval breast cancers have unique characteristics
July 1, 2020 -- Interval breast cancers diagnosed within one year of a breast screening exam may have unique characteristics that make them particularly aggressive and deadly, according to a study published on June 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Does digital mammography improve patient outcomes?
June 29, 2020 -- A new study by Australian researchers questions whether breast cancer screening with digital mammography translates to better outcomes than film-screen mammography. The group published its work June 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 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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