Self-compression boosts women's mammography compliance
September 20, 2018 -- Allowing women some measure of control over breast compression at mammography doesn't reduce image quality or increase radiation dose -- and it may, in fact, encourage them to return for needed breast imaging, according to a study published online September 14 in the European Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Women unaware of importance of baseline mammography
September 19, 2018 -- Almost half of women are unaware of the importance of having baseline mammography exam data available at screening mammography -- which puts them at a higher risk of having false-positive results and being recalled, according to a study published online September 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Breast screening critics Gotzsche, Welch lose positions
September 17, 2018 -- Last week was a bad one for opponents of breast cancer screening. On Saturday, prominent screening opponent Dr. Peter Gøtzsche was booted from the governing board of the Cochrane just days after screening skeptic Dr. H. Gilbert Welch resigned from Dartmouth College over plagiarism allegations.  Discuss
Breast MRI works for evaluating equivocal DBT findings
September 17, 2018 -- Breast MRI is an effective tool for further assessment of inconclusive digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) findings, according to a study published online September 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment
September 14, 2018 -- Can FDG-PET/CT be used to direct the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer by determining which patients should receive more extensive chemoradiation therapy or palliative care? Maybe, but findings from a new study published online September 14 in JAMA Network Open are equivocal.  Discuss
High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI
September 14, 2018 -- Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer benefit more from twice-yearly dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI than from annual mammography, according to research published online August 28 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians.  Discuss
Most women receive breast cancer diagnosis by phone
September 12, 2018 -- Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are notified over the phone, according to a study published online August 7 in Supportive Care in Cancer.  Discuss
Timing of DWI-MRI predicts breast cancer response
September 11, 2018 -- Diffusion-weighted MR images acquired 12 weeks after the start of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer may provide the best indication of how patients will respond to treatment, according to a study published online September 4 in Radiology.  Discuss
Annual mammography at 40 cuts mortality most
September 5, 2018 -- A screening mammography program that begins when a woman is 40 and continues on an annual basis is the most effective for reducing mortality rates, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss