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New ACP mammogram guidelines will put women’s lives at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently announced new breast cancer screening guidelines, which echo the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that women ages 50-74 who are of average risk for breast cancer should receive mammograms every other year. The […]

FDA proposes change to require breast density notification

Alexandria, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week proposed new steps to improve mammography quality standards. Among the changes is a proposed rule requiring mammography facilities to notify women with dense breasts about their breast tissue and the impact of breast density on the accuracy of their mammograms. These mammography standards, part of the […]

ICYMI: April 14, 2017

Feature Story Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (NBC News) — The controversial PSA blood test can save some men’s lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines. Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their […]

ICYMI: March 10, 2017

Feature Story Gene activity in the nose may signal lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (Fox News) — Genetic changes in the cells lining the inside of the nose might someday help doctors diagnose lung cancer, a recent study suggests. “The idea that you don’t have to sample the disease tissue but can diagnose presence […]

ICYMI: January 13, 2017

Feature Story  Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both TUESDAY, January 10, 2017 (Forbes)–Whether screening mammograms can lower women’s risk of women dying from breast cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide and […]

ICYMI: December 4, 2015

Feature Story Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — Cancer researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer, a pattern that they say is most […]

ICYMI: October 23, 2015

Feature Story Biden’s Bid for a Legacy: A Moon Shot for Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2015 (The Atlantic) — For Joe Biden and his inner circle, it always seemed that the crowning achievement of his long, successful political career would be the presidency. As a senator from Delaware, Biden got close—he ran for the Democratic […]

American Cancer Society Releases New Mammography Guidelines

We commend the American Cancer Society (ACS) for recognizing that breast cancer often does not wait until age 50 to strike and women in their 40s do need annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation will continue to recommend that women begin annual mammography screening at age 40 with no barriers to access or cost-sharing.  It […]

Breast Cancer Screening: A Fortunate Encounter

What happens when a woman doesn’t have insurance coverage or the financial resources to pay out of pocket for a mammogram or finds it hard to make an appointment? What if she doesn’t know how or where to get a mammogram? The Prevent Cancer Foundation has a program dedicated to helping Latina women get the […]