october 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In this issue, we highlight our recent and ongoing research to improve breast cancer screening and outcomes.

Breast-cancer-screening_breast-density_1col.jpgBreast density is a risk factor for older women, too

Findings in JAMA Network Open could help guide decision-making about breast cancer screening for women 75 and older.

Mobile-Mammogram_Bowles-Erin_1col.jpgPrioritizing breast cancer screening during COVID-19

As breast cancer screening rates rebound, Erin Bowles, MPH, reflects on maintaining “pink ribbon” awareness year-round.

Cancer-Research-world-cancer-ribbons_1col.jpgLeading innovations in cancer care

KPWHRI began studying how to provide life-saving breast cancer screening in 1986. Today, our scientists lead efforts to improve screening and survivorship for breast, cervical, and lung cancers, among other cancer types.


Jen-Nelson-study-safety-of-mRNA-vaccines_1col.jpgCOVID-19 vaccines and serious reactions: 3 questions answered

KPWHRI Biostatistics Director Jen Nelson, PhD, talks about monitoring reactions to the mRNA vaccines.

Patient-preferences-for-monitoring-blood-pressure_1col.jpgThere’s no place like home … to track blood pressure

Research led by KPWHRI’s Beverly Green, MD, MPH, finds that patients prefer at-home monitoring of blood pressure.


How-to-lower-your-risk-of-dementia_1col.jpgHow to lower your risk of dementia

It’s never too late (or too soon) to take preventive steps. And, with a new grant, Kaiser Permanente scientists are looking for more ways to support healthy aging.




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