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.
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.
As patients assume their groundbreaking role in breast cancer research at KPWHRI, the national press takes notice.
Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to a report about Group Health patients published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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