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Wednesday, Dec. 2: News From the 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago
Date:12/2/2009

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Expert Panel to Discuss Screening Mammography Guidelines Controversy

A special press briefing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10:45 a.m. CT (11:45 a.m. ET), featuring a panel of top experts who will discuss the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) release of revised screening mammography guidelines. Many patients, breast cancer survivors, medical experts and government authorities dispute the guidelines as being without scientific evidence. Most importantly, according to many experts, the guidelines would cause unnecessary deaths. This panel of experts will present data to refute the validity of the USPSTF recommendations.

Location:

95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Room E252, Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago

Attendees must be registered as press through the RSNA Newsroom. Call 312-949-3233 to pre-register or register onsite at the Newsroom, McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Level 2, Hall E.

  • Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., Director of Breast Imaging, University of Cincinnati Medical Center; Vice Chair, RSNA Public Information Committee
  • W. Phil Evans, M.D., Director, Center for Breast Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; President, Society of Breast Imaging
  • Stephen A. Feig, M.D., Professor of Radiology, University of California Irvine School of Medicine; President-Elect, American Society of Breast Disease
  • Daniel B. Kopans, M.D., Senior Radiologist, Breast Imaging Division, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

USPSTF recently released guidelines that fly in the face of evidence that mammography screening for women over 40 saves lives. The new guidelines recommend that women begin screening at age 50, and then every two years rather than annually, finally eliminat
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