Incidence Of Breast Cancer Among Black Women Is Now Equal To That Of White Women, Report Indicates

Friday, October 30, 2015
The New York Times (10/30, Parker-Pope) “Well” blog reports that a new report from the American Cancer Society indicates that “for the first time, the incidence of breast cancer among black women is equal to that of white women.” The blog adds that although “it’s possible that a fraction of the rise could be attributed to earlier detection, that would not fully explain the trend because rates at which women are being screened for breast cancer have remained stable.”

Senator: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Sends Mixed Messages To Women

Friday, October 30, 2015
Kelly Ayotte, a Republican Senator from Nashua, New Hampshire writes in The Concord (NH) Monitor (10/30) about her concern over new breast cancer screening regulations and says “because of conflicting guidelines about breast cancer screenings, women are getting mixed messages” about when to get screened. Ayotte is a supporter of “the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s ‘Breast Cancer Deadline 2020’ – a national effort to end breast cancer by the year 2020.” 

SBI members respond to ACS guidelines

Friday, October 30, 2015
SBI Board Member, Jay Baker, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at Duke University Medical Center, urges women to keep getting mammography screenings in his Letter to the Editor of the Charlotte Observer.

Listen: Dr. Murray Rebner addresses the ACS guidelines on the Paul W. Smith Show: The Society of Breast Imaging's Immediate Past President Dr. Murray Rebner talks to WJR's Paul W. Smith about the new breast cancer imaging guidelines.

Physicians Criticize ACS Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In a New York Times (10/29, Drossman, Port, Sonnenblick, Subscription Publication) op-ed, three physicians, Susan R. Drossman, Elisa R. Port, and Emily B. Sonnenblick, criticize the new American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines. They write, “We and our many colleagues who are intimately involved in patient care will continue to recommend to women annual screening mammograms starting at age 40.” 

Physician Says New ACS Mammogram Guidelines Confuse Breast Cancer Screening Issue

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
In a Minneapolis Star Tribune (10/28) op-ed, Dr. Tim H. Emory, director of breast imaging at the University of Minnesota Breast Center, argues that “the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) newly released guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer further confuse an already confusing and differing array of early breast cancer detection recommendations.” Dr. Emory points out that “the older ACS guidelines, still endorsed by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging, were simpler: yearly mammographic screening beginning at age 40.”