An online tool and app to estimate breast cancer risk is a conversation starter for women and practitioners.
Here’s our list of top-ten research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.
Dense breasts are a risk factor for breast cancer, and the more dense breasts are, the more difficult it can be to detect cancer on mammograms. Many state regulations have been enacted—and more proposed—requiring health providers to tell women if their mammogram shows their breasts are dense.
Research suggests having radiologists do diagnostic workups of some of their own recalled cases can help improve accuracy.
As patients assume their groundbreaking role in breast cancer research at KPWHRI, the national press takes notice.
Group Health believes women with breast cancer need their own support group. Thanks to a grant from the Group Health Foundation’s Partnership for Innovation, the Lemonade group was born.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Diana Buist tells how Kaiser Permanente research helps women and their doctors decide if, when, and how to screen.