Breast-Conserving Surgery With Radiotherapy Demonstrates Superiority Over Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Cancer Network (6/17) reports on a study published in JAMA Surgery which states that patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy demonstrated improved survival over those who received mastectomy regardless of treatment with radiotherapy.

Annual Mammography Screening Offers Women of All Ages Same Benefits

Friday, May 7, 2021

Diagnostic Imaging (5/7) reports that both pre- and post-menopausal women who undergo annual screening mammography have fewer late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, fewer interval cancers, and smaller average tumor size, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

USPSTF releases final research plan for breast cancer screening recs

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Aunt Minnie (5/6) reports that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final research plan for its breast cancer screening recommendation update process.

DBT drops interval breast cancer rates—can it eventually replace digital mammography?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Health Imaging (4/6) reports on research published in Radiology journal which states that digital breast tomosynthesis screening produces lower interval breast cancer rates compared to traditional digital mammography, adding to growing evidence supporting DBT as a top cancer screening tool.

Breast screening rates rebound after COVID, but deficit remains

Friday, April 2, 2021

Aunt Minnie (4/2) reports on a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which states that while U.S. mammography screening rates have rebounded since plunging in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a large cumulative deficit due to missed appointments.