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New ACR/SBI Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Call for Significant Changes to Screening Process

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) breast cancer screening guidelines are the first to recognize that African-American women are at high-risk for the disease and should be screened as such.  The ACR and SBI now call for all women to have a risk assessment at age 30 to see if screening earlier than age …

Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Drugs.com New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. The findings support the merit of regular mammograms, especially for younger women, said study researcher Dr. Blake Cady, professor emeritus of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts …

U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From Drugs.com A highly influential government panel of experts is recommending that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease. The The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that the benefits to a very specific segment of smokers outweigh the risks involved …