Breast Cancer Special Report in NEJM Shows Why Women 40-49 Should Get Regular Mammograms

Monday, June 12, 2017

A report published June 8, 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, "showed that younger women of screening age are more likely to develop aggressive breast cancers than older women. This added risk reinforces why women should start annual mammography screening at age 40."

SBI/ACR Statement: Doctors Believe in Power of Mammography to Save Lives, Recommend Screening Starting at Age 40

Friday, April 14, 2017
U.S. doctors are recommending mammography for women outside of the guidelines of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), suggesting an understanding that more women’s lives are saved by starting breast cancer screening at age 40. This information was highlighted in a recent study about breast cancer screening recommendations in JAMA Internal Medicine and an accompanying editorial.

ACR, SBI: Jørgensen Et Al. Mammography Data Does Not Support Study Conclusions

Monday, January 9, 2017
Mammography overdiagnosis conclusions stated in Jørgensen et al., to be published Jan. 10, 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine, are not supported by patient-specific data or even the data in the Jorgensen study as written.