Research Brief --

Professors Lori Baralt of California State University, Long Beach and Tracy A. Weitz of University of California, San Francisco published a commentary in Women’s Health Issues (PDF) [2012; 22-6:e509-e512] about the Komen-Planned Parenthood Controversy and the long history of politicization that preceded the incident. They argue that the scandal was largely presented in mass media . . . → Read More: Research Brief — “The Komen–Planned Parenthood Controversy: Bringing the Politics of Breast Cancer Advocacy to the Forefront”

On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure

“On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure.” By Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP ASCO Connection

Scrolling through Twitter one day, a post caught my attention: “Early detection is not the answer. Finding and treating all stage 0 breast cancer will not prevent all breast cancer deaths.” With this one tweet the author seemed to highlight . . . → Read More: On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure

Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion

“Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion.” By Steven Woloshin, M.D., Lisa M. Schwartz, M.D., William C. Black, M.D., and Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., New England Journal of Medicine

For nearly a century, public health organizations, professional associations, patient advocacy groups, academics, and clinicians largely viewed cancer screening as a simple, safe way . . . → Read More: Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion

New 3-D mammograms have benefits, risks

“New 3-D mammograms have benefits, risks.” By Liz Szabo, USA Today

USA TODAY’s Liz Szabo asked screening experts to talk about the risks, limitations and potential benefits of a new screening method, the new 3-D mammogram. The technology, called tomosynthesis, provides three-dimensional images of the breast by using a technology similar to CT scans, or . . . → Read More: New 3-D mammograms have benefits, risks