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%.
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).
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.
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.
Aunt Minnie (6/24) reports that using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze breast ultrasound lesions—particularly for lesions classified as BI-RADS 2, 3, and 4A—reduced interpretation time by 49% at a healthcare center in Missouri, according to a presentation at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's (SIIM) virtual meeting.