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New breast cancer research will study supplemental screening methods

– Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium receives $7.5 million to investigate supplemental breast MRI and tomosynthesis.

Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium receives $7.5 million to investigate supplemental breast MRI and tomosynthesis New technologies for breast imaging are often used for cancer…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/new-breast-cancer-research-will-study-supplemental-screening-methods/

Patients power SIMBA research on breast cancer, mammograms, breast MRIs

– A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve had the disease before.

SIMBA patient advisory board member Pamela Cox. A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve ha…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/patients-power-simba-research-breast-cancer-mammograms-breast-mris/

Our top 6 reasons why ‘it was a very good year’

– See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country.

* Data revised Jan. 22, 2016. See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country. …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/our-top-6-reasons-why-it-was-very-good-year/

Screening for breast cancer? Menopausal status, not just age, may matter

– Dr. Diana Buist explains the new Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study in JAMA Oncology, which she co-wrote.

Dr. Diana Buist explains the new Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study in JAMA Oncology, which she co-wrote. By Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH, Senior Investigator, Group Healt…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/oct-2015/screening-breast-cancer-menopausal-status-not-just-age-may-matter/

For mammography, radiologists do better without computer help

– Based on a new BCSC study, Dr. Diana Buist tells of technology that adds cost to breast cancer screening—without improving outcomes. Dr. Marc Mora comments.

Dr. Buist helps set course for giving people needed care. Based on a new BCSC study, Dr. Diana Buist tells of technology that adds cost to breast cancer screening—without improvi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/sept/news-release-computer-aided-detection-does-not-improve-breast-cancer-screening/

Some women with dense breasts may not need extra screening

– A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study involving Group Health shows that density shouldn’t be the only factor when considering additional screening.

A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study involving Group Health shows that density shouldn’t be the only factor when considering additional screening Debate is swirling arou…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/some-women-dense-breasts-may-not-need-extra-screening/

New breast cancer risk calculator factors in density

– An online tool and app to estimate breast cancer risk is a conversation starter for women and practitioners.

Learn more Journal of the National Cancer Institute Breast Density Does Not Influence Breast Cancer Death Among Breast Cancer Patients A study by GHRI’s Laura E. Ichikaw…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/new-breast-cancer-risk-calculator-factors-density/