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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Angelina Jolie May Not Have Motivated Women to be Screened for Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

HealthImaging (6/12, Pearson) reports Angelina Jolie may not have motivated women to be screened for breast cancer, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers compared the “weekly utilization at Penn State Health’s multisite breast center over the two years prior to Jolie’s going public with her decision in May of 2013 and over the two years following,” and “found no changes in screening utilization after Jolie publicized her decision to undergo prophylactic bilateral...mastectomy.”

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