Navigation Links
Change in breast density over time provides clues about breast cancer risk
Date:4/20/2010

WASHINGTON A decrease in breast density, or the proportion of fibroglandular tissue depicted on the mammogram image, over a number of years is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer, researchers from the Mayo Clinic campus in Minnesota report at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 101st Annual Meeting 2010.

The researchers found a 28 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer in women whose breasts decreased in density, as seen from two different mammograms taken an average of six years apart, compared to women whose breast density did not change.

Two measures of breast density may, therefore, provide additional information for assessing breast cancer risk, says the study's lead investigator, Celine Vachon, Ph.D., an associate professor of epidemiology. Dr. Vachon adds, however, that this information is not ready for use in clinical practice to inform breast cancer risk. "Replication of these findings in other studies will be important," she says. "Also, improved and standardized measurements of breast density are needed for the assessment of changes in density."

The current assessment available in most clinical settings is BI-RADS, Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System, which is relatively unsophisticated when it comes to measuring breast density and was not intended for this purpose, Dr. Vachon says. "There is a lot of ongoing work aimed at improving measures of density, so that situation should change," she adds.

This study was drawn from the Mammography Health Study, which enrolled 19,924 women who were free of breast cancer, had screening mammograms performed at Mayo Clinic between 2003 and 2006 and resided in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. From this large group, the researchers selected participants
'/>"/>

Contact: Karl Oestreich
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber
2. Study finds changes in fetal epigenetics throughout pregnancy
3. Maryland's Preeminent Domestic Violence Agency Announces New Organizational Changes
4. Online Body Transformation Contest Proven to be a Life Changer
5. Calvert Holdings Announces Executive Changes for Calvert Research
6. Scientific exchange program promotes collaborative quality standards for drugs, food ingredients
7. Living donor exchange poses new option for liver transplantation
8. Free Anti-Aging Teleseminar Teaches People Key Lifestyle Changes To Maximize Longevity
9. FRCA Asks: What did Representatives Perriello, Kildee and Oberstar Receive in Exchange for Betraying the Pro-Life Cause?
10. Picture a Healthier You: Life...supplemented Photo Contest Asks Americans for a Snapshot of Healthy Changes
11. MEDNET and Hielix Awarded the State of North Dakota Contract for Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) Strategic and Operational Plans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Women’s ... Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A ... women’s healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients annually. ... though all ages and stages of a women’s life. ... office locations in Westerville and Dublin. , Dr. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... hc1.com today announced the launch ... that enables healthcare organizations of all sizes to ... relationship management (“CRM”) solution. , Designed from the ... the healthcare industry, the hc1 Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ ... by combining healthcare CRM, HIPAA-compliant collaboration, and real-time ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 JZ ... expertise, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, international lecturing ... is excited to announce the release of the JZ ... After many years of coaching thousands of individuals on ... tracking app that does not require calorie counting or ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Principle Business Enterprises, a family owned ... top-of-the-line absorbent products. The company has recently made ... brand, Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent products. The company ... its packaging a new look, and is currently working ... the public. , The new website, developed with Thread ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Myoderm ... Assistant Director of their CentralSource service. ... the innovative turnkey drug sourcing, distribution, and management ... over 12 years of industry experience, in both ... the peak of their international success to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3Health News:Healthcare Relationship Management (HRM) Leader hc1.com® Launches hc1® Quick Start™ 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2
... , , CHICAGO, Sept. ... by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - for recognizing the ... the overall health care reform bill currently under consideration. Over ... Democrats and Republicans across the country talking with constituents at town ...
... , , , ... Supermarkets are helping customers stay healthy and well by once ... period will start September 17 and run through November 1 ... doctor-administered vaccines. , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/STATERLOGO ...
... , , , JACKSONVILLE, ... taking place Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and ... revenues generated from global trades made on that day. , , ... was created while Cantor Fitzgerald rebuilt following the World Trade Center attacks ...
... , , FARMINGDALE, N.Y., ... a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which ... worldwide for other acute health conditions, today announced the restructuring ... business units have been created; one for sales and service ...
... COLO Research published in the September 2009 issue of ... an individual,s quality of life prior to treatment can help ... cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For those with advanced stage ... months, with approximately one-third of patients surviving past the one ...
... are developing computer models to comb through thousands of ... claims data to automatically classify them based on specific ... the most important causes of injuries so that efforts ... in society," said Mark Lehto, an associate professor in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Growing Democrat Support for Medical Liability Reform to be Included in Health Care Reform 2Health News:Stater Bros. Helps Customers Fight the Flu 2Health News:Wounded Warrior Project to Participate in BGC Partners Annual Charity Day 2Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 2Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 3Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 4Health News:New computer models aim to classify, help reduce injury accidents 2
(Date:10/17/2014)... The following is being released by ... The Green Park Collaborative (GPC) will bring together ... medical device and pharmaceutical companies, as well as ... 2015 at its first ever workshop on the ... Participants will discuss study designs to evaluate weight ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... NORWALK, Conn. , Oct. 17, 2014  UBM ... leading online community for endocrinologists and other clinicians who ... offers comprehensive coverage on effective use of insulin ... will eventually require insulin replacement therapy – ... up for the progressive decline in the function of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 2014  Ameritox SM , the nation,s leader in ... Thomas Smith , M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. In ... scientific resources for healthcare providers, patients and managed care ... at a variety of healthcare companies that have provided ... and behavioral health sides of Ameritox,s business. He most ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Green Park Collaborative to Discuss Comparative Effectiveness and Value of Weight Loss Treatments 2Endocrinology Network Features Special Coverage on Effective Use of Insulin 2Endocrinology Network Features Special Coverage on Effective Use of Insulin 3Ameritox Appoints New Chief Medical Officer 2
... Generex Biotechnology Corporation ( www.generex.com ) (OTCBB: ... President & Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Eric ... Antigen Express, Inc. ( www.antigenexpress.com ) will make ... 13th Annual Healthcare Conference.  The presentation will take ...
... CITY, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 Codexis, Inc. ... the company will be participating in the following ... ConferenceDate: Thursday, September 15, 2011 (Company presentation)Time: 8:00 ... of Financial Planning & Analysis A webcast and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Generex to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Generex to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference 3
ENA Screen EIA Auto-Immune Markers 012-MDKES1 Extractable Nuclear Antigens...
Anti-PR3 EIA Auto-Immune Markers 013-PR3-48 Proteinase...
... can be viewed immediately, making procedures more efficient. ... the images are digital, they can be used ... electronic filing. The CR-DGi combines the power ... use. It's the latest advance from Canon, the ...
...
Medicine Products: