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Dense breasts, breast cancer risk, and screening choices in 2019

2019 05 Jun

Approximately 50% of women in the United States between the ages of 40 to 74 years old have dense breasts (an estimated 27.6 million women). The recent widespread inclusion of breast density information into screening mammography reports in 36 US states and suggestion to consider supplemental imaging has resulted in creating awareness and leading ... Read more

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After 5pm your doc may not screen you for cancer

2019 28 May

A new study endeavoured to research whether breast and colorectal cancer screening are related to the time of day a patient visits their primary care clinician. As part of this quality improvement study shows, both clinical ordering and patient completion of cancer screening tests decreased later in the day. The study published in JAMA found that... Read more

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JAMA Conclude that 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams Outperform Conventional Mammography

2016 27 Apr

Reducing Recall Rate for Breast Cancer Screening Stands to Decrease Healthcare Costs and Increase Quality of Care for Women Hologic, Inc. has announced that study results published today in a research letter in  JAMA  conclude that breast tomosynthesis (Hologic's Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™) exams reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer detection... Read more

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JAMA Oncology Supports Effectiveness of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

2016 19 Feb

Hologic Inc. has announced that a new longitudinal study  published online in advance of print in  JAMA Oncology  reports that women screened for breast cancer over multiple years using Hologic's Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams benefited from a significant drop in costly and stressful recalls. 1 The findings published in  JAMA Oncology  provide longitudinal... Read more

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Screening Mammography: More Small Cancers Suggest Overdiagnosis

2015 07 Jul

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers, but not with significant changes in breast cancer mortality or a decreased incidence of larger breast cancers. Researchers say the increased incidence of small cancers may be the result of overdiagnosis. The researchers... Read more

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How Effective are Decision Support Systems?

2015 02 Jun

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) systems are intended to enhance decision-making for better delivery of care. However, a study on the use of CDS systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging shows that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders. “Implementing CDS systems in real-world... Read more

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Lower Smoking Rate But Higher Lung Cancer Mortality?

2015 26 Feb

A decrease in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they do not qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study reported in JAMA . Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography is recommended for high-risk individuals by professional associations,... Read more