DBT + mammo improves cancer detection, increases recalls
September 10, 2018 -- In a substudy of a large digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) trial, Italian researchers found screen reading using DBT with either acquired or synthesized 2D mammography generally improved breast cancer detection compared with 2D mammography alone but also increased false-positive recalls.  Discuss
Supine breast MRI more accurately sizes tumors
August 31, 2018 -- Performing breast MRI on patients in the supine position more accurately determines breast cancer tumor size than prone MRI, according to research from Finland. And because supine MRI demarcates and projects lesions on the skin in the same position used in surgery, it is likely to reduce the need for more operations.  Discuss
EUSOBI issues new guidance on breast ultrasound
August 24, 2018 -- The European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) has released a new set of guidelines for breast ultrasound. Among the key recommendations is that ultrasound alone is not sufficient for breast screening, despite the limitations of mammography  Discuss
New tool calculates breast cancer recurrence
August 24, 2018 -- London researchers have created a web-based calculator that can better predict the long-term risk of breast cancer returning in other areas of the body. The tool, Clinical Treatment Score post-5 years (CTS5), went live on 24 August.  Discuss
French mammography usage soars after national rollout
August 17, 2018 -- Once breast cancer screening went national in France, takeup of mammography rose by 12%, a study published online on 6 August revealed. The effects were particularly significant among women with less education and lower incomes, suggesting the program reduced socioeconomic disparities.  Discuss
DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S.
August 15, 2018 -- A new meta-analysis has reaffirmed the value of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening, with DBT detecting more cancers with fewer recalls. But DBT's effect varied significantly between the U.S. and Europe, according to results published online August 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
August 7, 2018 -- In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco. A new evaluation has found the country continues to come up short in terms of breast cancer detection, even though the rate of annual screening coverage achieved was acceptable.  Discuss
Thermal imaging monitors radiotherapy efficacy
July 26, 2018 -- Israeli researchers have demonstrated that thermography may provide a viable radiotherapy monitoring tool for treatment optimization. They have developed a method to detect tumors in a thermal image and estimate changes in tumor and vasculature during radiotherapy.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
July 16, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Opinion: Stop misleading women on breast screening
July 6, 2018 -- The article published 5 July by JAMA Oncology about the cost-effectiveness of breast screening is another example of the type of "nonscience" from a leading tabloid journal, writes Dr. László Tabár. Women and decision-makers deserve correct and honest information, and it's time to focus on the harm of not being screened, he notes.  Discuss