Aunt Minnie (12/16) reports that vacuum-assisted image-guided breast biopsy can reliably predict which breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy have responded well enough that follow-up surgery is not required to remove residual cancer, according to a presentation at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
UPI (12/12) reports on a study supported by the American Cancer Society and published in INCI Cancer Spectrum which reveals that black men are more likely than white men to develop hormone receptor positive, or HR+, breast cancer, even though the opposite is the case for women with the disease.
Aunt Minnie (12/10) reports on a study published in Radiology which states that full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round.
Radiology Business (12/6) reports that the Department of Defense has committed to covering digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for service members and their families, following a push by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers. ssistant Secretary of Defense Thomas McCaffery recently confirmed this TRICARE change in a letter to members of Congress