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International Panel Says Mammograms Most Beneficial For Women In Their 50s And 60s

Thursday, June 4, 2015
The AP (6/4, Marchione) reports that “a new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they” are most beneficial “for women in their 50s and 60s.” Meanwhile, “women 70 to 74 also benefit to a lesser extent.” This “new advice gives a global perspective, coming from 29 cancer experts from 16 countries, convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.” Their report was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Study: Dense Breast Tissue Should Not Be Only Determinant For Supplemental, Alternative Screening Methods After Normal Mammogram

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Diagnostic Imaging (6/3) reports that research suggests that “dense breast tissue should not be the sole determinant for supplemental or alternative screening methods following a normal mammogram.” The findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Study: Vast Majority Of Radiologists Continue To Advocate Yearly Mammograms Starting At Age 40

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Aunt Minnie (5/28, Yee) reports that a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology reveals that “despite an ongoing, heated debate over when women should start breast cancer screening, more than 95% of radiologists continue to advocate having yearly mammograms beginning at age 40” and even “follow that counsel themselves.” Researchers arrived at these conclusions after analyzing survey data from 487 breast radiologists. 

Study: Vast Majority Of Radiologists Continue To Advocate Yearly Mammograms Starting At Age 40.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Aunt Minnie (5/28, Yee) reports that a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology reveals that “despite an ongoing, heated debate over when women should start breast cancer screening, more than 95% of radiologists continue to advocate having yearly mammograms beginning at age 40” and even “follow that counsel themselves.” Researchers arrived at these conclusions after analyzing survey data from 487 breast radiologists. 

IOM Workshop Focuses On How Quality Of Mammography Interpretation Can Be Improved

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Aunt Minnie (5/26, Yee) reports that at a May 12 workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine’s “National Cancer Policy Forum and sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), participants reviewed current evidence on interpretation performance in mammography and considered potential opportunities for advancing research and practice,” focusing on how “the quality of mammography interpretation” can be improved. According to Aunt Minnie, “a number of leaders from the American College of Radiology” attended the workshop. 
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