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A new BCSC study found that family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women. More at: this link.
New breast cancer MRI paper by KPWHRI's Diana Buist and colleagues: "Findings support the need to define and identify the appropriate selection of women for MRI screening to minimize the harms in women who are at low risk for breast cancer ... We need to use this technology more appropriately and do a better job of using MRI in women who will benefit from it." Can be found here.
Dr. Karla Kerlikowske participated in an interview on breast density for BBC radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0901fr4
A new BCSC article on national performance benchmarks for modern diagnostic digital mammography has been covered in numerous outlets including EurekaAlert! And CBS News
Two recent BCSC studies show that newer mammography technology may be able to detect more breast cancers: "http://www.consumerreports.org/breast-cancer/the-trouble-with-breast-cancer-tests/"
UCSF News Center covered a BCSC article on cancer risk factors: "https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/02/405711/dense-breasts-eclipse-all-other-known-breast-cancer-risk-factors"
Health Imaging posted an article on a BCSC study looking at interpretation rates in modern screening mammography: "http://www.healthimaging.com/topics/womens-health/breast-imaging/attention-must-be-paid-high-abnormal-interpretation-rates-modern-screening-mammography"
Health imaging mentioned the BCSC in an article about breast cancer screening: "http://www.healthimaging.com/topics/womens-health/jama-tomosynthesis-and-?brave-new-world?-breast-cancer-screening"
Medscape covered a BCSC article and editorial on mammography performance. In one quote, Dr. Miglioretti stressed we need larger studies at facilities in community practice: "http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/859420"
Drs. Houssami and Miglioretti published a new book (April 2016): "Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense of Complex and Evolving Evidence"
Common Health quoted Drs. Miglioretti and Lee in a series of articles on data quality measures for mammography:
Several recent BCSC papers contributed to the recent ACS guideline changes regarding breast cancer screening recommendations. A sample of the news coverage is below:
A BCSC publication lead by Karla Kerlikowske (Kerlikowske K, et al. ?Identifying Women with Dense Breasts at High Risk of Interval Cancers.? Ann Intern Med. 2015 May 19;162(10):673-81. PMID: 25984843 [View Abstract]) received wide news attention and was the third most emailed story in the New York Times. The study concluded that breast density should not be the sole criterion for identifying women who should receive counseling about supplemental imaging. Breast cancer risk combined with breast density categories can identify women for whom supplemental imaging discussions are most appropriate.
Read about it:
Diana Miglioretti's publication, "Criteria for identifying radiologists with acceptable screening mammography interpretive performance on basis of multiple performance measures" was featured in the April issue of AuntMinnie.
Casey Luce's blogpost, "New breast cancer risk calculator factors in density" was featured in the Group Health Research Institute's "Healthy Findings" blog.
Group Health "In the News" highlighted a recent BCSC publication: How can radiologists detect breast cancer more accurately? (October, 2014)
Dr. Buist discusses the above topic as part of a podcast in the November 2014 issue of Radiology, "Effect of Work-Up Volume on Performance".
Dr. Buist was also interviewed for the following article in HealthDay (syndicated in Medical Xpress, etc.), Oct 29, 2014, "Better radiologist performance on own recalled screens".
The October 2014 version of NCI's Spotlight on Applied Research featured a write-up on the BCSC as a collaborative research network supported by HSEB: NCI Spotlight on Applied Research, October 28, 2014.
Each year, the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) votes on the 16 highest ranked abstracts, which are published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention (CEBP). Two BCSC-related papers were selected as the top abstracts:
Several news releases and outlets highlighted Karen Wernli's recent BCSC publication in JAMA Internal Medicine. Samples are listed below:
The January 2014 version of NCI's Spotlight on Applied Research featured several recent BCSC findings including Dr. Wernli's:
American College of Radiology (ACR) BI-RADS Atlas (5th edition)
Group Health "In the News" highlighted a newly funded grant which will use BCSC Research Resource data: Group Health wins two PCORI awards for patient-centered research Breast cancer study and new national data network receive funding. (October, 2013).
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