By Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D. A new study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that aggressive treatments (surgery followed by radiation therapy) of ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, did not lead to a reduction in death. While the study sparks questions about how DCIS should be classified and treated, … Read more…
Particularly if you’ve been exposed to a lot of radiation in your life, you might consider a pat-down instead of a full-body scan at the airport.
On the first day of what we at the Breast Cancer Fund consider Breast Cancer Prevention Month, we released the 2010 edition of our landmark report, State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment.
Amid growing concern about the cancer risk of improperly administered medical radiation, last month the Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines designed to prevent accidental radiation overdoses.
Today the FDA stepped in to tackle CT scans, nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy, which deliver far higher doses of radiation than X-rays or mammograms.