Wednesday, October 21, 2015
On ABC World News (10/20, story 4, 2:45, Muir), ABC’s Linzie Janis said that the ACS is “also dropping its previous recommendation that women have a manual exam so doctors can feel for abnormalities, because it’s never been shown to save lives.”
USA Today (10/21, Szabo) reports that these guidelines, published in JAMA, “reflect the growing recognition that mammograms can do harm, as well as good, said Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the” ACS.
The New York Times (10/21, A14, Grady, Subscription Publication) reports that “although the new guidelines may seem to differ markedly from the old ones, the American Cancer Society carefully tempered its language to leave plenty of room for women’s preferences.”
In a front-page story, the Washington Post (10/21, A1, Cha) reports that “the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) still recommends that regular screenings begin at age 40.” Meanwhile, “the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)...reaffirmed their view this April that women between ages 50 and 74 get routine screening once every two years.”
In an article titled “No One Agrees on Mammography Guidelines,” Newsweek (10/21) reports, “in January, members of the ACS, USPSTF, ACOG, American Academy of Family Physicians,” the ACR, “and other organization plan to meet at the Breast Cancer Screening Conference to reevaluate research in the hopes that all of the groups, with patients’ best interests in mind, can reach some consensus.”
The Seattle Times (10/21, Aleccia) reports, “An editorial accompanying the JAMA report by Dr. Nancy Keating of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Lydia Pace of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston emphasized that women need to become informed consumers who weigh the risks and benefits of screening in consultation with their health providers.”
Also covering the story are TIME (10/21, Sifferlin), HealthImaging (10/21), HealthDay (10/21, Thompson), The Hill (10/21, Ferris),OncLive (10/21), Diagnostic Imaging (10/21), Modern Healthcare (10/21, Subscription Publication), Medscape (10/21, Nelson),AFP (10/21, Sheridan), The Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard (10/21), the San Diego Union-Tribune (10/21, Fikes), the Sacramento (CA) Bee (10/21, Buck), the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/21, Venteicher), the Philadelphia Inquirer (10/21, Mccullough), theNew York Daily News (10/21, Greene), the Hampton Roads (VA) Virginian-Pilot (10/21, Simpson), the AP (10/21, Tanner), theSan Francisco Chronicle (10/21, Colliver, Subscription Publication), the CBS News (10/21, Marcus) website, Reuters (10/21, Seaman), the Huffington Post (10/21), the Los Angeles Times (10/21, Kaplan), and the Dallas Morning News (10/21, Kuchment).
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