2016 Update on USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations

2016 Update on USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations

Date: January 11, 2016   Key words: breast cancer, screening, surveillance
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on breast cancer screening, reiterating the same guidance it offered in its last recommendation statement 7 years ago. Comments from Dr. Susan Boolbol on January 11, 2016

Comments on USPSTF Review of Medications to Reduce the Risk for Primary Breast Cancer

Comments on USPSTF Review of Medications to Reduce the Risk for Primary Breast Cancer

Date: May 9, 2013   Key words: breast cancer, chemoprevention, SERMs
The USPSTF recently undertook a review of the topic of chemoprevention of primary breast cancer; that is, the use of pharmaceutical agents (i.e., selective estrogen receptor modulators, SERMs) to lower a high risk woman’s chances for developing the disease.