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Hundreds of experts team up to improve early detection of breast cancer

October 7, 2016

Hundreds of experts team up to improve early detection of breast cancer

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As part of Vice President Joe Biden’s $1 billion Cancer Moonshot initiative, hundreds of scientists and coders are attempting to improve the ability of mammograms to detect breast cancer.

About 100 out of every 1,000 women to get a mammogram will be recalled for further testing, but only five will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. This is largely due to issues in technology and image readability, especially as breast density increases.

Read full article either through The Columbia Dispatch Pink Papers (pg 10) or Denise Blough’s Blog