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Black Women Less Likely to Undergo Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

(Reuters Health) – Women have better screening outcomes with digital breast tomosynthesis, but a new study suggests that Black women have less access to this imaging modality. Researchers examined data on 385,503 women screened at one of 63 U.S. breast imaging facilities between 2015 and 2019. Overall, these women underwent a total of 542,945 screenings […]

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Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing

Black women have higher recurrence and mortality rates than non-Hispanic white women for certain types of breast cancer, according to a University of Illinois Chicago researcher’s study published recently in JAMA Oncology. Dr. Kent Hoskins, associate professor in the UIC College of Medicine’s division of hematology/oncology, and co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research group in […]

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Mindfulness meditation reduces symptoms of depression in younger breast cancer survivors

New UCLA-led research shows that behavioral interventions—mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes—are effective in reducing depressive symptoms in younger breast cancer survivors, who often experience the highest levels of depression, stress and fatigue that can persist for as long as a decade after their diagnosis. The results, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium […]