Investigators: Diana Miglioretti, Diana Buist, Berta Geller, Karla Kerlikowske, Jeanne Mandelblatt, Anna Tosteson, Bonnie Yankaskas

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Funding Duration: 2009 – 2012

Description: The overall goal of this project was to conduct comparative effectiveness research on breast cancer imaging modalities and strategies to inform evidence gaps on how to optimize breast cancer screening in community practice. This project was conducted through the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), of which the Carolina Mammography Registry is a member. Using the BCSC infrastructure and network of mammography facilities, we examined screening intervals, screening modalities, and risk factors to determine their influence on breast cancer detection, and mortality and associated costs.