Federal Legislation, New Publication
Want to get involved? Check the Find It Early Act webpage for information on how to contact a congressperson, how to schedule a meeting, what to bring, what to ask, and follow up suggestions. This “Lobbying 101” page was developed with feedback from Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s office on best practices and input from our Patient Advisory Group on language.
Out in Radiology, Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening in Women with Dense Breasts and Negative Mammography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis with accompanying editorial by MAB member Dr Regina Hooley. In a meta-analysis of 3D mammography, ultrasound, or MRI to supplement 2D mammography, Hussein et al report results consistent with the literature that screening MRI outperforms anatomic imaging in cancer detection. MRI found 26 cancers per 1000 women screened, with acceptable PPV of biopsy. Not all women can tolerate MRI, however, and, in their analysis, supplemental screening with either handheld or automated US found 4 cancers per 1000 women screened that were missed on mammography.