Review of England screening programs seeks broad change
October 17, 2019 -- An independent review of adult screening programs in England -- including the country's breast cancer program -- has called for sweeping reform, including a new governance model and the replacement of outdated IT systems and imaging equipment.  Discuss
U.K. group finds value in third-trimester ultrasound
October 16, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that ultrasound scans performed late in pregnancy -- such as at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation -- can reveal a number of fetal abnormalities that may not have been evident on ultrasound scans conducted earlier, according to a study published on 8 October in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Conebeam CT more comfortable than mammography
September 27, 2019 -- The majority of women find conebeam CT (CBCT) a more comfortable option for breast cancer screening than mammography, largely because CBCT does not involve compression, according to a study published online on 16 September in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
What's the best minimum age for breast biopsies?
September 24, 2019 -- For a woman with a breast lump, biopsy is usually undertaken in those over the age of 25. However, the limit could probably be extended to 35 years without having a substantial effect on diagnostic accuracy, if certain criteria were adopted, according to an experienced clinical radiologist from the U.K.  Discuss
35% of women in early 60s undergo full cancer screening
September 18, 2019 -- New research has shown that only about a third of women in England in their early 60s are up to date with all evidence-based screening services for breast, cervical, and bowel cancers offered by the National Health Service. The findings were posted online on 16 September by the Journal of Medical Screening.  Discuss
U.K. public still trusts NHS, despite mammo screening glitch
September 11, 2019 -- The U.K. public still trusts the breast screening program run by the National Health Service (NHS), despite the recent debacle in which thousands of women were thought to have missed their final invitation to screening, according to a study published on 6 September in BMJ Open.  Discuss
What influences physicians' cancer screening advice?
September 10, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have found that an array of factors can influence physicians' behavior when it comes to recommending cancer screening to patients, according to a study published online on 30 August in BMJ Open.  Discuss
Swedish team finds DBT & mammo detect same tumor subtypes
September 5, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography seem to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile. Their findings were published online on 3 September by Radiology.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
Is DBT cheaper than digital mammography?
August 20, 2019 -- Scandinavian researchers have conducted a large cost-effectiveness study comparing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with digital mammography. They published their findings online on 9 August in the European Journal of Health Economics.  Discuss