June 28th 2022
Gynecologists and physicians, in concert with mothers, are key not only to a woman’s early awareness of both breast cancer and mammography but to awareness of breast cancer risk factors as well.
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?October 7th 2015
A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
VIDEO: Research Primer on Mammographic DensityJuly 27th 2015
Animation and time-lapse imaging combines with storytelling to examine the relationship between breast cancer risk and the biology of breast density. From the University of California Television (UCTV), part of their Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment series.
D&C as a risk factor for preterm birthJune 24th 2015
A recent meta-analysis examines if D&C can lead to future premature birth. Plus, does counseling on LARCs lead to a reduction in pregnancy rates. And: does exposure to DDT while in utero mean an increased risk of breast cancer later in life?
Morcellator manufacturer investigated by FBIJune 3rd 2015
The FBI is investigating how much the manufacturer knew about the safety of the design. Plus, how does the clotting profile of new oral contraceptives compare to earlier formulations and a look at the impact of the PALB2 mutation on breast cancer prognosis.
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?May 27th 2015
A new study looks at whether or not women with dense breasts require alternative screening methods. Conventional wisdom about reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure may not be correct. What's the impact of breastfeeding on reducing the recurrence of certain breast cancer types.
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annuallyApril 8th 2015
A recent report sheds light on how much false-positives and overdiagnosis of breast cancer cost. Additionally, new research examines the impact of the number of live births on future heart health in the mother and provides further evidence of the efficacy of cfDNA testing.
Surgical options for reducing risk in BRCA mutation carriersMarch 1st 2015
Among BRCA mutation carriers, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) results in an 80% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer and a 50% reduction in risk of breast cancer if the surgery is performed before the onset of menopause.