Breast pain may not need imaging workup
July 19, 2019 -- Patients with isolated breast pain may not need imaging workup beyond regular screening mammography, according to a new study published online July 15 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
PET shows how women are more susceptible to Alzheimer's
July 18, 2019 -- PET images have uncovered consistently greater accumulation of tau protein in the brains of women compared with men, bolstering the current knowledge on how one's sex might affect a progression to dementia, according to a study presented at this week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference.  Discuss
Preop breast MRI forecasts positive tumor margins
July 16, 2019 -- Preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease, a nonmass enhancement lesion, and greater background parenchymal enhancement can help forecast positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery, according to a new study published in the August issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammography equal to FFDM, with a caveat
July 15, 2019 -- The visibility of screen-detected cancers is generally equal to or higher on synthesized 2D mammography when compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), but caution should be used when evaluating asymmetries and lesions less than 2 cm in size, according to a new study published online July 12 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
ABVS distinguishes malignant from benign breast lesions
July 15, 2019 -- The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) performs just as well as handheld ultrasound for distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to a literature review published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Men need breast cancer screening too
July 10, 2019 -- Men at increased risk for breast cancer need regular screening mammography just as their female counterparts do, according to a new study published online July 6 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning
July 9, 2019 -- Preoperative breast MRI improves the surgical planning and outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a new study published online July 5 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Should elderly patients continue cancer screening?
July 8, 2019 -- Many current cancer screening guidelines recommend against screening adults with less than 10 years of life expectancy. But clinicians often have difficulty communicating to elderly patients that screening isn't necessary anymore, according to two studies -- one published in the June issue of Gerontologist and the other in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on May 14.  Discuss
Cancer cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015
July 3, 2019 -- In 2015, cancer cost $94.4 billion in lost earnings and took more than 8.7 million years of life among people ages 16 to 84 in the U.S. according to new research from the American Cancer Society, published online July 3 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Deep-learning model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk
July 2, 2019 -- A deep-learning model created using data from a single breast MR image can help predict the five-year risk for women whose chances of developing breast cancer are higher, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss