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Breast cancer screening in the era of density notification legislation

  • September 1, 2015

Stemming from breast density notification legislation in Massachusetts effective 2015, researchers of this CRICO-supported study, sought to develop collaborative evidence-based approach to density notification that could be used by practitioners across the state.


Summary of 2014 Massachusetts experience and suggestion of an evidence-based management algorithm by multi-disciplinary expert panel 

Their goal was to develop an evidence-based consensus management algorithm to help patients and health care providers follow best practices to implement a coordinated, evidence-based cost-effective, sustainable practice and to standardize care in recommendations for supplemental screening. They formed the Massachusetts Breast Risk Education and Assessment Task Force (MA-BREAST) a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary panel of expert radiologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, and oncologists to develop a collaborative approach to density notification legislation.

Citation for full-text article

Freer PE, Slanetz PJ, Haas JS, Tung NM, Hughes KS, Armstrong K, Semine AA, Troyan SL, Birdwell RL. Breast cancer screening in the era of density notification legislation: summary of 2014 Massachusetts experience and suggestion of an evidence-based management algorithm by multi-disciplinary expert panel. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015;153(2):455-64.