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Benign breast disease detected after baseline mammogram most apt to become cancer

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European Breast Cancer Conference 2020
Reuters Health - 06/10/2020 - The way in which benign breast disease is detected on screening mammography provides useful information on the likelihood of it progressing to cancer, according to a study from Spain. Benign breast disease (BBD) diagnosed from the second screening onward is associated with a "significantly higher" subsequent risk of breast cancer than BBD diagnosed on the first screening, Dr. Marta Roman of Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute in Barcelona reported October 2 during a virtual presentation to the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC12). This finding "should be considered when discussing risk-based personalized screening strategies," said Dr. Roman. In a statement, conference co-chair Dr. Javier Cortes, with Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, also in Barcelona, said, "The results from this study provide us with useful information that can improve the accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction models so that we can ta...


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