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Researchers Search For Risk Factors For Dangerous Breast Cancers That Develop Between Mammograms.

The Los Angeles Times (5/3, Kaplan) reports on research into identifying women who may be susceptible to fast-developing tumors that turn up in the “interval between regular screenings.” After reviewing the cases of 306,028 women who got mammograms between 2011 and 2014, the researchers found “no significant association between breast density and the risk of a poor prognosis,” nor with family history, however, “women in their 40s were 3.5 times more likely to get this bad news than women in their 70s or 80s.” Their findings were published in JAMA Oncology.

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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