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Does double reading improve breast cancer screening?
Conclusions?    1) My conclusion is that this proves that double reading adds nothing important to screening - particularly if women are getting yearly mammograms. This should be the stake in the heart of the double reading vampire. Given the criticism of mammography - that it doesn't save many, or any lives, this extra tenth of a percent of diagnosis is even more questionable. Nah, not just questionable, I'd say it is so low that there are probably, within error bars, no lives saved.    Do they say this. No: "Detecting these extra cancers may be associated with detecting important patho...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women With DCIS Who Are at Low Risk for Recurrence Identified Women With DCIS Who Are at Low Risk for Recurrence Identified
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who are at low risk for disease recurrence after conservative breast surgery and radiotherapy, and whose treatment could be reduced, have been identified.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Managing Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in the Era of Genomic Profiling
At the 2018 Miami Breast Cancer Conference, Dr. Patrick Borgen presented information related to gene expression profiling as a tool for managing DCIS. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Patrick I. Borgen, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Conference Report Conferences/MBCC Source Type: news

Women with DCIS at lowest risk of recurrence if they are post-menopausal or ER+
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Patients with an early form of breast cancer are less likely to suffer a recurrence if they are post-menopausal or if their tumour is oestrogen receptor positive, according to research presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer: Breast radiation therapy isn't so bad
Women with breast cancer who undergo radiation therapy may have fears about...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy Accelerated RT with boost works well for breast cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Detection Rates of High - Grade DCIS Persist
Low - , intermediate - grade DCIS less frequently ID'd in subsequent screening rounds vs. prevalence round (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Radioactive Seed Localization or Wire-guided Localization of Nonpalpable Invasive and In Situ Breast Cancer: A Randomized, Multicenter, Open-label Trial
This research article has led to a Practice Changing Update in DynaMed Plus. It concludes that radioactive seed localization may have similar positive margin but higher successful placement rates compared to wire localization in women having breast-conserving surgery for nonpalpable invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Cultural Change' in DCIS'Cultural Change' in DCIS
Some think it's time to change how we talk about DCIS and to consider de-escalation of therapy. Drs Kathy Miller and Shelley Hwang discuss these hot topics and the COMET study at SABCS 2017.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

New Analytical Tool May Determine How DCIS Invasion Occurs
A new analytical tool called topographic single-cell sequencing can reveal a direct genomic lineage between in situ and invasive tumor subpopulations, which may help decipher how and why some DCIS become invasive. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

New cancer model shows genomic link between early-stage and invasive breast cancer types
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A new genetic-based model may explain how a common form of early-stage breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) progresses to a more invasive form of cancer say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Women not getting recommended breast radiation therapy
Almost 10% of women don't receive radiation therapy after breast conservation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Breast cancer patient finds answer in centralized care
Renee Hill had received opinions from other health care facilities but desperately wanted to have her medical care centralized and coordinated. "My gut was telling me Mayo was where I needed to go," she says.? When Renee Hill was diagnosed with breast cancer ? stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma ? on her birthday in July [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rare Neuroendocrine Breast Cancer Not So Unusual Rare Neuroendocrine Breast Cancer Not So Unusual
Neuroendocrine breast cancer can be indistinguishable from high-grade ductal carcinoma, although treatment is different, and can be missed unless stained specifically for neuroendocrine markers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation
Omitting radiation after lumpectomy for pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) does not improve the chance of breast preservation in case of local recurrence, researchers from Canada have observed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

COUNTERPOINT: Should Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Be Standard Practice?
To universally recommend breast irradiation for all women after excision of DCIS lesions ignores information now available to us that can spare the majority of women with DCIS the downsides of RT, but be applied in the treatment of DCIS patients at greater risk for invasive disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: William C. Wood, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

POINT: Should Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Be Standard Practice?
At this time RT following BCS remains the standard of care for most patients. Current tools, including prognostic scores and tumor genetics, have failed to identify a cohort for whom RT confers no benefit with respect to invasive recurrences. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Camille Berriochoa, MD Carisa Bohnak, BS Chirag Shah, MD Nicole Chahine, BS Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Benefit of Radiotherapy After Breast Conservation in DCIS Benefit of Radiotherapy After Breast Conservation in DCIS
Can this molecular assay help determine who will benefit from radiotherapy after breast-conserving therapy for DCIS?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Don ’t Be Fooled by DCIS
A 46-year-old woman had a routine screening mammogram that showed new calcifications in the posterior left breast. A diagnostic mammogram showed several small punctate calcifications, and a 6-month interval follow-up was recommended. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Colleen D. Murphy, MD Dulcy E. Wolverton, MD Rachel A. Rabinovitch, MD Regina J. Brown, MD Sharon Sams, MD, MPH Tae Chong, MD Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc Tags: Breast Cancer Case Studies Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Case: Traumatic Neuroma of the Breast After Mastectomy Case: Traumatic Neuroma of the Breast After Mastectomy
What was the etiology of this small mass found on screening mammogram in a woman with a history of invasive ductal carcinoma and modified radical mastectomy?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Bilateral mastectomy not needed for DCIS DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates Supine MRI in the OR can improve breast surgery outcome Lumpectomy with RT tops mastectomy for early-stage cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

' Unique' DCIS Study: Double Mastectomy Not Needed'Unique' DCIS Study: Double Mastectomy Not Needed
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Triple-modality therapy foils rare breast cancer
Traditional triple-modality therapy for breast cancer also works for a rare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy Accelerated RT with boost works well for breast cancer patients Bras aid positioning for large-breasted women during RT ASCO BSC: Long-term APBI outcomes are favorable (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bilateral mastectomy not needed for DCIS
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who choose bilateral mastectomy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How accurate are DCIS predictions from radiologists? Overdiagnosis claims not supported, ACR, SBI say ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients New treatment guidelines issued for DCIS Needle biopsy hormone testing unnecessary for DCIS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bilateral Mastectomy in DCIS May Be Overtreatment
Women who undergo bilateral mastectomy for the treatment of DCIS may be overtreated, according to the results of a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

How accurate are DCIS predictions from radiologists?
Radiologists can predict the presence of invasive cancer with fairly high accuracy,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better? Cochrane group again takes aim at breast screening Does screening DBT increase short-term follow-up rates? Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancersComments: 3/30/2017 4:18:32 AMDr.Sardonicus Amazing that these people got a paper in AJR saying, essentially, that radiologists are unable to read detailed histology from mammograms with perfect accuracy. Did anyone ever think differently?    There is a reason...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO partners with ASCO's CancerLinQ
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced that it plans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO updates guidelines on painful bone metastases Elekta to support ASTRO safety initiative ASTRO releases updated APBI guide ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients ASCO debuts database of 100K patient records (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic tests vaccine to provide immune response against early breast lesion
(Mayo Clinic) Only about 35 percent of precancerous breast lesions morph into cancer if untreated, but physicians cannot identify which lesions are potentially dangerous. So all women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ undergo traditional therapy of surgery and possibly hormonal therapy and radiation. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers are about to test a vaccine that they hope will replace standard therapies and prevent recurrence for some, if not all, these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine designed to provide immune response against early breast lesions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Only about 35 percent of precancerous breast lesions morph into cancer if untreated, but physicians cannot identify which lesions are potentially dangerous. So all women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ undergo traditional therapy of surgery and possibly hormonal therapy and radiation. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers are about to test a vaccine [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - January 31, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Research Shows Breast Cancer Precursor Treatment Causes Women to Live Longer
This study is particularly important because DCIS treatment includes radiotherapy, which can cause damage to nearby organs More and more people are becoming aware they have DCIS because it is something that shows up in breast cancer screenings—so more women are able to get treated if they have this form of cancer. For more information on the study, please visit “Women treated for precursor of breast cancer can expect to live as long as other women.” Follow NN/LM SCR on Twitter and like us on Facebook. (Source: Network News)
Source: Network News - January 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Patient Safety Public Health Research Source Type: news

Women with DCIS Breast Ca Don't See Greater Death Risk
(MedPage Today) -- And other reports from the European Cancer Congress (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - January 31, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Women With DCIS Live Longer Than General Population Women With DCIS Live Longer Than General Population
The clinical trial was halted after two patients died, but the deaths were related to the use of fludarabine in the preconditioning regimen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Women with noninvasive breast cancer live as long as other women
Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Women treated for early signs of breast cancer live LONGER
Women over the age of 50 with ductal carcinoma in situ - a precursor of breast cancer - were 10 per cent more likely to be alive ten years after their diagnosis than health women, Dutch researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Good news for older women with early form of breast cancer
A new study offers some reassuring statistics about DCIS, a very early form of breast cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News for Older Women With Early Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News for Older Women with Early Form of Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women treated for precursor of breast cancer can expect to live as long as other women
Women over 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor of breast cancer, are more likely to be alive ten years later than women in the general population, according to new research. Researchers say these results should provide reassurance to women who are diagnosed with the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 -- Older women treated for a very early form of breast cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), do not have an overall increased risk of early death compared to their peers, a new study finds. " Being diagnosed with DCIS... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Women treated for precursor of breast cancer can expect to live as long as other women
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Women over 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor of breast cancer, are more likely to be alive ten years later than women in the general population, according to new research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. Researchers say these results should provide reassurance to women who are diagnosed with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Cochrane group again takes aim at breast screening
Continuing a campaign going back to at least 2000, researchers from the Nordic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kopans: New NEJM paper offers rehash on 'overdiagnosis' NEJM: Treatment, not screening, cuts breast cancer deaths 5 ways imaging can reduce breast cancer overdiagnosis Mammography in Nordic countries: Screening and new developments Kopans: JAMA Oncology paper misinterprets DCIS data (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Mammography Results in Overdiagnosis, No Reduction in Advanced Disease
Breast cancer screening was not associated with any reduction in the incidence of advanced cancer, and overdiagnosis of invasive tumors and ductal carcinoma in situ is a common problem, according to a new study conducted in Denmark. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Screening Source Type: news

Reoperation Rates 3-Fold Higher After DCIS Than IBC Reoperation Rates 3-Fold Higher After DCIS Than IBC
Patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery had reoperation rates 3 times higher when when their diagnosis was ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) than when it was invasive breast cancer (IBC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening associated with substantial overdiagnosis
(American College of Physicians) Breast cancer screening in Denmark was associated with a substantial increase in the incidence of nonadvanced tumors and DCIS but not with a reduction in the incidence of advanced tumors. The rate of overdiagnosis was also substantial. The findings of a cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Our Most Read Cancer Stories of 2016
This slide show highlights some of the most read stories on Cancer Network in 2016, including guidelines on surgical margins in DCIS, a study on serum vitamin D levels in breast cancer patients, and more. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cancer Network Editors Source Type: news

New ASTRO Guidelines for APBI in Early-Stage Breast Cancer New ASTRO Guidelines for APBI in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
The new guideline extends the candidates for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) to younger women and those with ductal carcinoma in situ.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Guideline Boosts Patient Pool Eligible for APBI
(MedPage Today) -- Younger patients, those with DCIS included in ASTRO update (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 18, 2016 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

ASTRO releases updated APBI guide
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released an updated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients ASTRO: Radiation boost cuts local recurrence in DCIS patients ASTRO: Negative PET/CT doesn't always mean dormant NSCLC ASTRO: Prostate cancer has 3 molecular subtypes ASTRO: OK to cut RT dose for primary medulloblastoma (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Top Breast Cancer News of 2016
This slide show highlights some of the top breast cancer news of 2016, including a study looking at optimal margins in DCIS, a trial on biosimilars, a new FDA approval, and more. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cancer Network Editors Tags: Breast Cancer Year in Review 2016 Source Type: news