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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Some Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Receive Unnecessary Imaging Tests, Study Suggests

The Cancer Network (2/23, Levitan) reports that the study found that patients “with stage 0 disease underwent an imaging scan only 6% of the time, compared with 53% for those with stage IIB breast cancer.” Meanwhile, “black race, hormone receptor–negative disease, HER2-positive disease, and higher-grade cancer were found to be significantly associated with undergoing advanced imaging.” Additionally, “there was...variability between medical centers; in some cases, more than two-thirds of women with stage IIB disease underwent at least one scan.”

Cure Today (2/24) reports that that “the findings were released in advance of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium.” 

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