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Clearing up another mammogram muddle

Confused about the latest breast-cancer screening study? Fred Hutch, SCCA experts have answers

Jan. 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

We tapped experts at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for their thoughts on a new study and commentary that have raised questions about the value of mammography and how it can sometimes lead to overtreatment.

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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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