JBI Article – Now Open Access
Article Implementing the National Dense Breast Reporting Standard, Expanding Supplemental Screening Using Current Guidelines, and the Proposed Find It Early Act is now available as open access. The FDA’s density reporting requirement goes into effect on September 10, 2024. Letters will tell women if their breasts are “dense” or “not dense.” Implementing appropriate supplemental screening should be based on patient risk for missed breast cancer on mammography; such assessment should include consideration of breast density and other risk factors. Many women with dense breasts meet current criteria for “high-risk” screening and should be recommended for screening MRI. This article discusses strategies for implementation and simple “back-of-the-envelope” guides to help identify women at high risk. Please share the article with colleagues and on social media.
UK News – Celebrity Supporter
In a national UK TV appearance, Julia Bradbury, TV presenter/journalist/celebrity, talked about her dense breasts and missed-cancer-on-a-mammogram experience: https://x.com/5_News/status/1747700392345862533?s=20. Julia’s social media posts that followed directed viewers to DenseBreast-info.org/Europe and resulted in an amazing response! Over 121.8K views, 9,404 likes and 1,026 comments. About 100 women contacted Cheryl Cruwys, DBI’s European Education Coordinator, for more information. We thank Julia, who is passionate about raising dense breast awareness!