Mammography screening deeply impacted by COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has gouged volumes across a variety of screening exams, but particularly mammography, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports on a study from the Annals of Internal Medicine which states that women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s. Moreoever, annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.

Medicaid expansion tied to early breast cancer diagnosis

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports that expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to earlier breast cancer diagnosis in a study published in JAMA Surgery. Advanced breast cancer diagnoses fell by 3% in states that expanded Medicaid after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Interval breast cancers’ aggressiveness may stem from unique biology, JAMA study finds

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Radiology Business (6/30) reports on a study published in JAMA Network Open which determined that those with interval breast cancer detected within one year of a negative mammogram had measurably worse outcomes compared to those detected through regular screenings.

Systemic Racism in Mammogram Guidelines

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Think Global Health (6/24) article states that annual mammogram screening delays in the current pandemic will only exacerbate the systemic race gap in breast cancer diagnoses for minority women in their forties.