New York state awards 5 breast cancer screening grants

The state has awarded five grants to Western New York providers to help improve access to breast cancer screening. In all, a total of $37.7 million was awarded as part of the “Get Screened, No Excuses” initiative, with funds to support peer educators in community settings, patient navigators to help women as they undergo screening and operate mobile mammography vans in underserved neighborhoods. Niagara F alls Memorial Medical Center and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia were funded…
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We investigated whether childhood body size is associated with midlife mammographic density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer.
Source: Annals of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Randy C. Miles, Constance Lehman, Erica Warner, Ashley Tuttle, Mansi SaksenaRationale and ObjectivesTo determine awareness and knowledge of breast density and breast density legislation among women receiving routine mammography following passage of Massachusetts breast density legislation.Materials and MethodsA survey assessing breast density awareness and knowledge was administered to all women receiving screening mammography over two separate 1-week periods at an academic medical center following implementation of mandatory breast densi...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to characterize women ’ s socioeconomic and epidemiological profile in Uberaba according to the breast cancer screening practice and identify associated factors with this practice. This is a cross-sectional research part of the Women ’ s Health Survey in Uberaba (MG). Data was collected by home interview, referring to socioeconomic and epidemiological issues and breast cancer screening practice, from a sample of 1,520 women above 20 years of age. After processing the data, we performed statistical analysis with measures of association by the Chi-square test, bivariate and multivariate Poisson r...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: By using a diverse dataset and comparing the diagnostic accuracy of three imaging modalities commonly used in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, this study also demonstrated that mammography, ultrasonography and MRI had different diagnostic performance in breast tumor identification. Among them, MRI yielded the highest performance even though the unexpected specificity may lead to over-diagnosis, and ultrosonography is slightly better than mammography. PMID: 30103371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Core needle biopsy (CNB) is a standard diagnostic procedure in the setting of breast cancer screening. However, CNB may result in the borderline diagnoses of lesion of uncertain malignant potential (B3). The a...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Other: Evidence-based information;   Behavioral: Patient Decision Aid;   Other: Sham information Sponsors:   McMaster University;   Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Not yet recruiting
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From time to time I have commented on the controversies over cancer screening. Most people assume that screening is an unqualified good, that early detection of cancer saves lives. Whenever some panel proposes recommending less screening, we hear screaming and yelling from advocates who claim they are trying to " ration " health care to save money at the expense of people's lives.In fact,as a bunch of Australians and a Minnesotan explain in BMJ, there are a few conditions called " cancer " that you are better off not treating, or perhaps treating very conservatively. These include what is called ductal ...
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Data from the American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening Provider factors influence breast cancer screening Shared decision-making for mammography could be clearer Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates Mammography database makes performance tracking easier
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Conclusions Applying principles taken from the cosmetic plastic surgery lies at the base of any high standard reconstructive surgery in general and oncoplastic breast surgery in particular. The chest wall–based flap is suitable for the reconstruction of a wide range of breast lumpectomy defects and is feasible for small- to medium-sized breasts, which are usually not easily amenable to tissue rearrangement techniques. The learning curve is short, with replicable results.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractGlandularity has a marked impact on the incidence of breast cancer and the missed lesion rate of mammography. The aim of this study was to develop a novel model for predicting glandularity and patient radiation dose using physical factors that are easily determined prior to mammography. Data regarding glandularity and mean glandular dose were obtained from 331 mammograms. A stepwise multiple regression analysis model was developed to predict glandularity using age, compressed breast thickness and body mass index (BMI), while a model to predict mean glandular dose was created using quantified glandularity, age, comp...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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