DenSeeMammo Breast Density Assessment Software Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Aunt Minnie (12/21) reports that “Statlife has received 510(k) clearance from the” FDA “for its DenSeeMammo breast density assessment software.” 

More Evidence is Needed to Determine Whether Black Women Should Be Screened for Breast Cancer Differently, USPSTF Report Says

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Aunt Minnie (12/19) reports, “Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, and more evidence is needed to determine whether they should be screened for breast cancer differently, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) sixth annual report to Congress.” The report “lists screening for breast cancer in African-American women as an area with ‘key evidence gaps.’” 

Breast Cancer Screening Disparities Exist Across Racial Groups in the US, Research Indicates

Monday, December 19, 2016

Diagnostic Imaging (12/16) reported that research suggests “the availability of screening mammography varies considerably among racial groups, particularly for women who are black or Hispanic.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 

Good Social Support Networks May Be Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes, Study Suggests

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Reuters (12/12, Seaman) reports that research suggests “breast cancer survivors with good social support networks seem to live longer and to have a lower risk of their cancer returning.” The findings were published in Cancer. Investigators found that “women with few social connections had a 43 percent higher risk of breast cancer returning, compared to well-connected women.” Meanwhile, “isolated women were 64 percent more likely to die from breast cancer and 69 percent more likely to die of any cause during the course of the study, compared to their counterparts with many social ties.”

DBT Becoming More Common But Remains a Limited Resource, Study Suggests

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Diagnostic Imaging (12/12) reports that a study suggests “digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is becoming more common but remains a limited resource.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 

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