The purpose of this study is to examine the delivery, quality and outcomes of lung cancer screening in North Carolina by utilizing prospective population-based lung cancer screening data that captures patient, radiology and pathology information.
This study will evaluate the benefits and harms of screening mammography among women aged 66 and older. This study aims to move the breast imaging field forward by evaluating the benefits and harms of screening mammography in older women across the levels of advancing age, comorbid illness and functional status.
Advanced Breast Imaging: Trends and Outcomes Associated with Recent Breast Density Reporting Legislation
The goal of this study is to determine whether state-level laws requiring breast density notification and encouraging use of supplemental screening tests will improve the detection of cancer, down-stage these cancers when they are found, and ultimately, increase the number of deaths averted from breast cancer.
In an era of multiple breast imaging modalities, ensuring that women receive the most effective modality (or modalities) at the appropriate time is critical to maximizing the benefit-to-harm ratio of screening and surveillance. The results from this study will provide relevant and timely information to guide women, providers, policymakers and healthcare delivery systems in identifying the most effective breast cancer screening and surveillance strategies.
The objective of this study is to establish an image bank within the Carolina Mammography Registry (CMR) to enable the integration of percent mammographic density into studies of breast cancer screening, risk, and survival among women in North Carolina.
Comparative Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation by Extent of Breast Density
The purpose of this study is to quantify the benefits and harms of supplemental imaging for breast cancer screening and preoperative work-up by extent of breast density. This work will provide valuable information to women and providers to guide decisions about the best strategies for screening and preoperative evaluation in women with dense and non-dense breast tissue.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the North Carolina breast density legislation on the use of supplemental screening among a population-based group of women undergoing regular screening mammography.
The purpose of this project was to improve radiologists’ interpretive skills by rigorously evaluating factors that influence performance measures. This was accomplished by designing and testing strategies to improve performance in a national sample of 321 radiologists from the NCI-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC). This study was performed in collaboration with five other BCSC sites.
The purpose of this study is to better understand the role of mammography technologists on the performance of mammography in community practice. In order to assess the impact of radiologic technologists on mammography accuracy and to describe the population of mammography technologists across North Carolina (in terms of education, training, work experiences and job satisfaction), we will utilize Carolina Mammography Registry data and a statewide survey mailed to all North Carolina mammography technologists.
Conducted by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, the objective of this project is to identify effective breast cancer screening strategies for women of diverse levels of breast cancer risk to maximize screening benefits while minimizing potential harms.
The goal of this study was to compare the effectiveness of mammography and breast MRI for the detection of second breast cancer events among women with a personal history of breast cancer.
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.
We explored breast cancer disparities in North Carolina by combining existing data sources, namely the Carolina Mammography Registry and the Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System.