Breast Imaging

Improving risk outcomes: Invasive breast cancer after DCIS

July 08, 2020

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may experience higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer (IBC) and of death from breast cancer than the general population, according to new research.

Aromatase inhibitors for climacteric symptoms in women with breast cancer

July 08, 2020

New research shows that, in postmenopausal women undergoing hormone therapy for breast cancer, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) lead to a reduction in climacteric symptoms and significantly improved quality of life.

Link between hormone replacement therapy and mammographic density

July 06, 2020

The review concluded that the highest increase in MD is among current users of HRT, particularly those taking continuous estrogen plus progestin (CEP).

Breast density laws and patient knowledge

June 23, 2020

Currently, 38 states and the District of Columbia have enacted dense breast notification (DBN) laws mandating that mammogram results include language informing women of risks related to dense breasts.

FDA proposes updates to mammography regulations

April 02, 2019

The proposed changes address mammographic technology, enhancing quality standards, and improving the way results of screening are handled throughout the healthcare system.

How many deaths have been averted with breast cancer screening?

February 20, 2019

A recent study aimed to quantify the effectiveness of improvements in screening and treatment.

Optimizing breast health

December 10, 2018

Mammography is just one tool that ob/gyns should be using for breast cancer prevention and risk stratification.

Does breastmilk have brain benefits for preemies?

October 02, 2018

Babies born preterm are known to be at risk of alterations in brain structure and connectivity, but new research shows exposure to breastmilk may have cognitive benefits. PLUS: What’s behind postpartum opioid prescribing patterns? ALSO: How valuable is a second opinion for breast cancer diagnosis?

Genetic testing plus mammography beneficial for determining breast cancer risk in younger women

July 10, 2018

Mammography is sufficient to predict breast cancer risk in women aged ≥ 60, but in younger women, combining mammography and genetic testing improves the assessment, according to a retrospective case-control study

Study: Higher BMI associated with reduced breast Ca risk in premenopausal women

July 03, 2018

While obesity has been shown to have a strong correlation with an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, the results from a large-scale, multicenter analysis show that the inverse may actually be true for younger women. PLUS: Women with denser breast tissue have higher recall and biopsy rates and increased odds of screen-detected and interval breast cancer, according to a recent study.