Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer screening’

Breast-Cancer Screening

Posted by Carla Rothaus • June 12th, 2015

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has updated its 2002 guidelines on screening for breast cancer, drawing on data from studies completed in the past 15 years. In November 2014, experts from 16 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to assess the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of different methods… Read More…

What’s Behind the Screen? A Look at Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Incidence

Posted by Rena Xu • November 21st, 2012

The number of women being screened for breast cancer continues to be high, but the population benefits of screening are becoming increasingly unclear. In 2010, a year after the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its recommendations in favor of less screening mammography, NEJM published findings from a major cohort study suggesting that screening mammography… Read More…