Widespread screening for breast cancer didn't do much to save women's lives, study finds

Breast cancer deaths have declined markedly in the Netherlands since a nationwide screening program began in 1989, but mammograms deserve little — if any — of the credit, a new study suggests.In fact, the main impact of inviting Dutch women between the ages of 50 and 74 to get a mammogram every...
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ConclusionThe calibrated PGsd measure provided significant associations with breast cancer comparable to those given by PD. The calibrated PGm performed slightly worse. These findings indicate that the calibration approach developed previously replicates under more general conditions.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
(Radiological Society of North America) The shift from film to digital mammography increased the detection of breast cancer by 14 percent overall in the United Kingdom without increasing the recall rate, according to a major new study.
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Women's risk of breast cancer can persist more than 20 years after childbirth,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women under 40 benefit from mammography, too Mobile mammography boosts underserved women's access Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography's harms ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening
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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening Canadian guidelines support CT lung cancer screening Response: Canadian breast cancer guidelines rely on faulty data Canadian task force advises less frequent breast screening
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Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patient navigators help black women with mammograms ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates USPSTF: Why do more black women die from breast cancer?
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ConclusionThese global results show that e-learning can provide statistically relevant knowledge gains in Radiographers. This course is an important contribution to the improvement of mammography education, impacting on the development of students' and radiographers’ skills.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionA clearer understanding of the variable history of DCIS coupled with advances in genomic profiling of the disease holds the promise of reducing widespread over-treatment of this non-invasive cancer. Additionally, identification of higher risk of recurrence subsets may select patients for whom more aggressive treatment may be appropriate.
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Publication date: January 2019Source: Academic Radiology, Volume 26, Issue 1Author(s): Delgermaa Demchig, Claudia Mello-Thoms, Warwick Lee, Khulan Khurelsukh, Asai Ramish, Patrick BrennanRational and ObjectivesImage reporting is a vital component of patient management depending on individual radiologists' performance. Our objective was to explore mammographic diagnostic efficacy in a country where breast cancer screening does not exist.Materials and MethodsTwo mammographic test sets were used: a typical screening (TS) and high-difficulty (HD) test set. Nonscreening (NS) radiologists (n = 11) read both test se...
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FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Women who have participated in mammography screening have a lower risk for dying from breast cancer within 10 and 20 years after diagnosis, according to a study recently published in Cancer. L ászló Tabár, M.D., from Falun...
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Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves upon mammography's performance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound after DBT obviates diagnostic 2D mammo DBT maintains high performance over time DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
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