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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 and providers talk about lung cancer screening, GHRI listens

– Susan Brandzel, GHRI project manager, tells about two studies that are exploring personal experiences with a new cancer screening program.

The GHRI research team studying perspectives on lung cancer screening includes Josh Roth, Susan Brandzel, Karen Wernli, Lisa Carter-Harris, and Diana Buist. Susan Brandzel, GHRI pr…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/patients-and-providers-talk-about-lung-cancer-screening-ghri-listens/

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/

Thanks to Group Health research, I helped save a life

– Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death.

Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death. by Kilian Kimbel, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/thanks-group-health-research-i-helped-save-life/

Group Health leads Washington in colon cancer screening by reaching more patients with mailed kits

– Dr. Beverly Green describes how mailing kits to hard-to-reach patients boosted results in a long-term randomized controlled trial.

Research shows innovative approach serves health care consumers over long term. Read it in News and Events. Dr. Beverly Green describes how mailing kits to hard-to-reach…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/nov-2015/mailing-colon-cancer-screening-kits-still-works-well/

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/

Is cholesterol screening being done as recommended?

– Study identifies substantial over- and underuse of lipid testing.

Study identifies substantial over- and underuse of lipid testing Cholesterol levels have long been associated with heart disease. And cholesterol tests (known in the medical worl…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/sept/cholesterol-screening-being-done-recommended/

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/

News release: Home tests and automated reminders cut colon cancer screening costs

– With Kaiser Permanente colleagues, Group Health finds cost savings for two years.

  Group Health researchers had shown that more of our patients got screened for colon cancer when they used electronic health records to identify patients who weren't screened …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/news-release-home-tests-and-automated-reminders-cut-colon-cancer-screening-costs/

Our research made news in 2014

– Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.

  Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/our-research-made-news-2014/