Women want breast cancer risk info from radiologists

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Aunt Minnie (5/14) reports on a study published in Academic Radiology which states many women want to learn about their risk status for breast cancer from a face-to-face meeting with the radiologist who interpreted their screening mammograms.

Screening reduces risk of breast cancer death by 41%

Monday, May 11, 2020

Aunt Minnie (5/11) reports on a study published in the journal Cancer that mammography screening reduces the risk of dying of breast cancer by 41% within 10 years of diagnosis.

Immunotherapy improves outcome in high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer

Friday, May 8, 2020

Reuters (5/8) reports that adding the immune-checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab and the PARP inhibitor olaparib to standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy may improve outcome in women with high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to results of the I-SPY 2 trial, presented during the 2020 AACR Virual Annual Meeting.

Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy

Friday, May 8, 2020

Aunt Minnie (5/8) reports that follow-up of breast cancer survivors with breast MRI should be bilateral, even in asymptomatic women who underwent mastectomy, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Experts recommend Facebook to promote breast screening

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Aunt Minnie (5/5) reports on a paper published in the Journal of Digital Imaging which suggests that radiologists may be able to use Facebook Live to provide accurate breast screening information.