This study uses Medicare data to characterize physician ordering of low-value breast cancer services including imaging for staging low-risk disease and IMRT after breast-conservation surgery.
This randomised clinical trial examines the effect of patient navigation on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening levels in low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations.
Results of this secondary analysis of the PREDIMED trial suggest a beneficial effect of a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil in the primary prevention of breast cancer.
This ecological study using data from the SEER cancer registries examines the associations between rates of mammography screening and the incidence of breast cancer, mortality from breast cancer, and tumor size.
Hue et al assess the relationship of postmenopausal breast cancer incidence and bisphosphonate use using data from 2 randomized (1:1), double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Ross provides an Editor’s Note.
Welch and Passow quantify the benefit-harm trade-off for screening mammography
Wernli et al describe patterns of breast magnetic resonance imaging use in US community practice during the period 2005 through 2009.
Li and colleagues evaluate associations between use of various classes of antihypertensive medications and risks of invasive ductal and invasive lobular breast cancers among postmenopausal women. Coogan extends the discussion in her Invited Commentary.