Should genetic testing for breast cancer stop at 65?
October 27, 2020 -- Genetics still play a crucial role in whether women over the age of 65 develop breast cancer, according to new research to be presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 meeting, taking place virtually October 27-30.  Discuss
More evidence supports routine use of synthesized mammo
October 20, 2020 -- Synthesized 2D mammography delivered promising results in the largest study to date comparing images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis scans with traditional digital mammograms. Researchers published their findings on October 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
Are women ready for AI to read their mammograms?
October 16, 2020 -- Most women in a recent Dutch survey indicated they weren't comfortable yet with only an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm interpreting their screening mammograms, preferring AI be used instead as a second reader, according to research published online October 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Benefits of ultrasound fetal size estimates questioned
October 14, 2020 -- The benefits of using third-trimester ultrasound scans to predict large infant size may be limited, according to a review published online October 13 in PLOS Medicine. Ultrasound size estimates failed to reliably predict one of the most common complications of delivering large newborns.  Discuss
4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging
October 12, 2020 -- Clinicians could have better information about fetal heart health thanks to a new imaging method developed by researchers from London. The team described how they used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow in a paper published on October 5 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Screening saves lives of women with high-risk tumors
October 9, 2020 -- Women with high-risk breast tumors had more than double the chance of distant cancer spread if their cancer was interval detected rather than found on screening mammography, according to research presented on October 3 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
2 breast lesion traits that signal future cancer risk
October 8, 2020 -- Not all benign findings on screening mammography are equal. A Spanish team identified two characteristics of benign lesions that signal an increased risk of future malignancy in new research presented on October 3 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
Image-guided biopsy spots residual breast cancer
October 7, 2020 -- Image-guided biopsies performed after breast cancer patients have been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy can predict the presence of residual cancer, potentially avoiding the need for surgery, a multinational team of researchers reported in an article published online October 7 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
CT scans can predict CVD risk in breast cancer patients
October 7, 2020 -- Clinicians used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer were at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to study findings presented on October 2 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
FES-PET could predict endometrial cancer outcomes
October 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES) can help determine how well patients will fare after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, according to a study published October 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss