Targeted Radiation May Be As Effective As Standard Radiation Treatment Of Entire Breast In Early Breast Cancer

Thursday, March 10, 2016
HealthDay (3/9, Dotinga) reports that research suggests “for women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast.” The findings were presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference. 

9 Things You Can Expect At Your First Mammogram

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
SBI Past President and ACR Breast Imaging Commission Chair, Debra Monticciolo, MD, FSBI, FACR, explains what to expect at your first mammogram and how to make the appointment as comfortable as possible. 

Trust the Science of Mammography

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

In a recent commentary published on Medscape, Dr. Jha suggests that the debate over screening mammography should be about the financial costs per life saved rather than about the science of screening efficacy. SBI Board Member Jay Baker, MD, FSBI, explains why the science is incorrect in Dr. Jha's reasoning and why mammograms are crucial for detecting and curing early stage breast cancer.  

Study Looks Into How Double Mastectomy Affects Quality Of Life

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TIME (3/7, Sifferlin) reports that research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology “suggests that for certain women, double mastectomies – which are an increasingly popular choice for women with breast cancer – may not deliver the outcome some women expect.” Investigators studied approximately 4,000 women who underwent surgery for breast cancer.

New Society of Breast Imaging Website Seeks to End Confusion Surrounding Mammography Screening

Thursday, March 3, 2016

SBI President Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FSBI, explains why the Society of Breast Imaging created End the Confusion, a campaign to inform and engage providers, stakeholders, and the public on the benefits of breast cancer screening. “I have read patient mammograms that detected cancers early, when treatment is most effective. I have patients who are alive today because they followed the advice of respected organizations like the Society of Breast Imaging. Ultimately, this is the reason for End the Confusion; to save lives through early detection,” said Morris.