Mammography study wins RSNA's Margulis award

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The RSNA has bestowed its Alexander R. Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence on a mammography research paper published in March of this year in Radiology.

Titled "Beneficial Effect of Consecutive Screening Mammography Examinations on Mortality from Breast Cancer: A Prospective Study," the paper was co-authored by Dr. László Tabár, professor emeritus of the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Stephen Duffy of Queen Mary University of London. The study included more than 500,000 women and found that regular mammography screening reduces a woman's breast cancer mortality risk.

"This year's Margulis Award recognizes impactful results likely to affect millions of women throughout the world," Radiology Editor Dr. David Bluemke, PhD, said in a statement released by the RSNA. "The authors evaluated mammography data from more than half a million women over a 24-year period. Women who faithfully attended regular breast cancer screenings lowered their risk of death from breast cancer by 50%."

The award will be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting in November in Chicago.

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