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‘True risk’ of breast cancer: MRI precisely pinpoints chances of developing disease

Study finds a screening byproduct, once thought to be clinically insignificant, is useful in predicting the likelihood of breast cancer in high-risk women

Dec. 4, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that a feature of breast MRI imaging that previously was not known to have clinical implications can in fact help pinpoint the chances of developing breast cancer among those at high risk. That tool could lead to a more precise cancer-risk assessment.

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New breast-imaging best practices published

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Connie Lehman is corresponding author of updated guidelines that emphasize breast MRI to supplement standard imaging

March 16, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Updated guidelines for physicians that represent best practices for using magnetic resonance imaging to newly diagnose breast cancer and to make treatment decisions for breast cancer recently appeared in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Breast radiologists and surgeons at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. authored the paper upon which the guidelines are based.

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A preliminary model for predicting malignancy

New statistical model may improve the ability to distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous breast lesions and reduce the need for biopsies

Dec. 1, 2008 | By Dean Forbes

Dr. Wendy DeMartini and colleagues in the breast-imaging department at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance developed a preliminary statistical model that breast radiologists could use eventually when deciding whether a lesion found on breast MRI is likely to be malignant or benign.

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