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10th International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

2023 07 Jun

Save the date for the 10th Breast Density Workshop set for June 7-9, 2023 on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. More updates coming soon, join our mailing list to stay up-to-date. Read more

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Changes in Breast Density Overtime Signals Breast Cancer Risk

2023 15 May

A recent study suggests that the more time it takes for breast density to decrease, the higher the chance a woman could develop breast cancer.   In the study published in JAMA Oncology, the team used a mathematical model to monitor changes in breast density across a 10-year period in almost 1,000 women. The study revealed the association between... Read more

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Responses to Breast Density Information Differs by Sociodemographic Profiles

2023 03 May

Breast density information aims to increase awareness of breast density and its risks; an understanding of this information helps women make more informed future breast screening decisions.    A recent study in Women’s Health Issues explored how a diverse sample of women responded to breast density information and future mammography plans.... Read more

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Few Women Perceived Breast Density as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

2023 15 Mar

Breast density is an independent risk factor for the development of breast cancer.   Women with extremely dense breasts have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, which is approximately twice as high as for the ‘average’ woman. Unfortunately, dense breasts can reduce the sensitivity of mammography for screening, which may lead women... Read more

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U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

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New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

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Why embracing Artificial Intelligence is beneficial for all

2019 22 Feb

In many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a new concept in healthcare, mainly due in part to the recent traction the topic has made in the news in the last few years. It has even been falsely sensationalized, to further elevate buzz, as a tool that will one day replace clinicians altogether. The truth, though, is that companies like Hologic,... Read more

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#RSNA18: Overweight women need frequent mammograms

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers found that overweight women are at increased risk of missing to discover a breast tumor until it has grown too large. The results show that women with a higher measure of body fat based on height and weight (BMI) might need to... Read more

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Study: Correlation between Density, Cancer in Other Breast

2017 12 Feb

A new study published in the journal Cancer indicates that breast cancer patients with dense breast tissue have almost a two-fold increased risk of developing disease in the contralateral breast. The study is among the first to find the association between breast density (BD) and contralateral breast cancer (CBC), according to researchers from The... Read more