U.S. News & World Report via Health Day News – Cites a study conducted by researchers from Dartmouth and Harvard, which found that regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing “widespread overdiagnosis.” The study found that the death rate from breast cancer did not appear to drop in the face of increased mammogram rates.
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Los Angeles Times – Additional coverage on a study by researchers from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel and Harvard, which found that mammogram screening tests aren’t working as hoped. Instead of preventing deaths by uncovering breast tumors at an early, more curable stage, screening mammograms have mainly found small tumors that would have been harmless if left alone.
A recent study evaluating HER2 testing in a large cohort of women with breast cancer found important limitations in the conventional way HER2 testing is performed in the U.S. and internationally.
A Dartmouth researcher has found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) receptor.
Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman’s overall well-being.
Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.