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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Automated Breast Density Assessment Informs Cancer Risk, Study Finds.

Aunt Minnie (5/1, Ridley) reports software that calculates breast density can “perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman’s future risk of breast cancer,” particularly for the risk of invasive interval cancers, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After conducting a large case-control study, researchers led by Dr. Karla Kerlikowske of the University of California, San Francisco “concluded that automated and clinical breast density assessment methods yielded comparable results for predicting the risk of cancer detected in subsequent mammography screening and, in particular, the risk of interval cancer,” the article says.

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