Breast density notification laws are mostly missing the mark

Monday, January 13, 2020

Radiology Business (1/13): According to research highlighted in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, dense breast notification laws, now present in 38 states, are falling short of their intention of better informing women about how such tissue can increase cancer risks.

Partial breast reirradiation ‘viable alternative to mastectomy’ for certain women with breast cancer recurrence

Friday, January 10, 2020

Healio (1/10) reports on a phase 2 NRG Oncology/RTOG1014 trial published in JAMA Oncology which states that partial breast reirradiation without mastectomy appeared as effective as mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer recurrence in the ipsilateral breast after lumpectomy and whole breast irradiation.

Radiologists could double dip during mammography, further population health goals

Friday, January 10, 2020

Radiology Business (1/10) reports that screening mammography can present a perfect opportunity for radiologists to also address smoking cessation and lung cancer, according to research published in Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Are breast density notification laws really working?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/9) reports on a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which states the laws may not be increasing women's knowledge about the health risks associated with having dense breasts.

Breast density laws don't boost ultrasound rates

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/7) reports on a study from the Journal of the American College of Radiology which found that state density laws, designed to notify women with dense breast tissue about their options for supplemental imaging, may not increase ultrasound rates.