HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Breast cancer screening trial shows digital mammogram benefits

median age was 54 took part. Each woman was given both digital and film screenings. Then they were randomized so that half had the digital exam first, the other half had the film exam first. Two different radiologists independently interpreted the mammograms.

Doctors determined participants' breast cancer status through follow-up mammography or available biopsy results. Biopsy information was available within 15 months of study entry. Mammograms were taken 10 months or later after study entry.

Barbara Schepps, M.D., oversaw DMIST at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), a major trauma center for southeastern New England and the largest teaching hospital of Brown Medical School. The site enrolled 642 participants.

A radiologist and director of the Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging at RIH, Schepps said, "With this new information, we are going to strive to convert all our units to digital as soon as possible. While the study doesn't show that digital mammography benefits all women, it clearly makes a difference for younger women, a population that is known to be difficult to examine because they tend to have denser breasts.

"The important message is that all women get screened annually whether with digital or conventional mammography," said Schepps, a clinical professor at Brown Medical School.

The study's principal investigator and senior author of the article, is Etta Pisano, M.D., the Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill. Pisano directs the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at the UNC and is a member of the UNC-Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The National Cancer Institute funded DMIST. According to institute statistics, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. An estimated 211,240 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,410 wome
'"/>

Contact: Wendy Lawton
Wendy_Lawton@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
16-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Breast MRI may help determine surgical management of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
2. Breastfeeding duration rates for infants born in an inner-city WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly hospital
3. Breastfeeding and good fats help new moms fight depression
4. Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer for women who delay childbirth
5. Breast cancer survivors experience long-term heart disease risk from radiotherapy
6. Breastfeeding overcomes a genetic tendency toward ear infections, scientists discover
7. Breast cancer treatment procedure gives women more options
8. Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval
9. Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
10. Breast asymmetry surgery improves quality of life, self-esteem
11. Breast discomfort during hormone therapy may indicate increased risk for breast cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The ... get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology ... in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric ... President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... Divoti USA will engrave and process all non-coated ... latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device manufacture ... Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest assured ... of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving process ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , ... Following a ... sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and ... been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company ...
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: