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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Diagnostic Mammograms Detecting More Cancers, But False-Positives Also Up, Study Indicates

HealthDay (2/28, Doheny) reports that research indicates diagnostic mammograms “are catching more” breast “tumors – but the percentage of false alarms is up” as well. The study “used information from six registries maintained by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which is funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.” HealthDay adds, “The improved cancer detection rate is the important finding here, said” Dr. Debra Monticciolo, chair of the American College of Radiology Commission on Breast Imaging. The findings were published in Radiology. 

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