Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer after a False-Positive Screening Mammogram

Posted December 4, 2015

Using 1994 to 2009 Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium data, Henderson et al. included women ages 40 to 74 years with a screening mammogram that resulted in a false-positive with recommendation for additional imaging, false-positive with recommendation for biopsy, or true-negative with no cancer within one year following the examination. During… Read More »

Breast Cancer Characteristics Associated with Digital versus Film-Screen Mammography for Screen-Detected and Interval Cancers

Posted November 11, 2015

In an effort to determine if pathologic findings of screen-detected and interval cancers differ for digital versus film mammography, the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) data from 2003-2011 was used. Over 3 million screening mammograms (40.3% digital, 59.7% film) for women aged 40-89 years were reviewed. Among 15,729 breast cancers,… Read More »

Performance of Digital Screening Mammography in a Population-Based Cohort of Black and White Women

Posted November 11, 2015

Using CMR data from 2005-2010, we sought to examine whether digital screening mammography performance differs between black and white women. We examined 256,470 digital screening mammograms performed among 31,654 black and 133,152 white women aged 40 years or older. Among the study participants breast cancer was diagnosed in 276 black and… Read More »

Breast Tumor Prognostic Characteristics and Biennial vs. Annual Mammography, Age, and Menopausal Status

Posted November 10, 2015

A new study published in October of 2015 compared the proportion of breast cancers with less vs. more favorable prognostic characteristics in women screening annually vs. biennially by age, menopausal status, and postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) use. Using a log-binomial regression to model the proportion of breast cancers with less… Read More »

2015 American Society of Preventive Oncology 39th Annual Meeting

Posted March 31, 2015

CMR presented a poster at the 2015 American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) 39th Annual Meeting held in Birmingham, Alabama. The poster titled ‘Digital Screening Mammography Performance by Race’ sought to examine if digital screening mammography performance differs by race in a large population based sample of women in North… Read More »

Performance of Digital Screening Mammography in Older Women

Posted March 31, 2015

Using data from the national Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, CMR researcher Louise Henderson and colleagues examined the performance and outcomes of digital screening mammography among women ages 65 and older. Results of this study were published in December 2014 in Cancer. The researchers found that digital screening mammography specificity, positive… Read More »

Do Mammographic Technologists Affect Radiologists’ Diagnostic Mammography Interpretative Performance?

Posted March 31, 2015

A CMR study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) explores whether the mammographic technologist has an effect on the radiologists’ interpretative performance of diagnostic mammography in community practice. Results from this study demonstrate variation by technologist in the sensitivity, false-positive rate, and positive predictive value of biopsy in… Read More »

The Influence of Mammographic Technologists on Radiologists’ Ability to Interpret Screening Mammograms in Community Practice

Posted January 2, 2015

A CMR study explores whether the mammographic technologist has an effect on the radiologists’ interpretative performance of screening mammography in community practice. Results from this study demonstrate that the technologist has a statistically significant effect on the radiologists’ recall rate, sensitivity, specificity, and cancer detection rate for both screen film… Read More »

2014 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting on Health Disparities

Posted January 2, 2015

CMR presented a poster at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting on Health Disparities held in San Antonio, Texas. The poster titled ‘Performance of Digital Diagnostic Mammography by Race’ sought to ascertain if digital diagnostic mammography performance differed among black and white women in the United States…. Read More »

Academy Health 2014 Conference

Posted June 27, 2014

CMR presented a poster at the 2014 Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting held at the San Diego Convention Center. The poster titled ‘The Effect of the Mammographic Technologist Workforce on Radiologists’ Interpretative Performance of Diagnostic Mammography’ was designed to explore the variability in radiologists’ performance of diagnostic mammography. The data… Read More »