Breast Cancer Screening

CTAF, New England CEPAC, Washington State

Following a negative mammogram, many women with dense breast tissue face a decision: whether to receive additional screening, and if so, what modality to use.  Many mammography facilities are now informing women with dense breasts about the potential for “masking” and the increased risk of breast cancer associated with dense breast tissue. Masking occurs when breast cancers are hidden in a mammogram by dense breast tissue, which, like cancer, appears white.

Interventions of interest:

Hand-held and automated breast ultrasound
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Date of review: September 2013, December 2013, and December 2014

ASSOCIATED MEETING & MATERIALS

New England CEPAC
December 13, 2013 10am-4pm EST

Boston, MA

Key Dates

Associated Materials

03/14/2013

10/16/2013

11/08/2013

11/11/2013

12/13/2013

12/13/2013

12/13/2013

12/20/2013

Public comments received on the Draft Evidence Report.


01/15/2014

03/14/2014
Other Patient Aid (English)

03/14/2014
Other Patient Aid (Spanish)


ASSOCIATED MEETING & MATERIALS

CTAF
September 25, 2013 10:00AM-4:00PM PST

Burlingame, California

The CTAF panel convened to deliberate and vote on the evidence presented in ICER's Report "The Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Value of Supplemental Screening Tests Following Negative Mammography in Women with Dense Breast Tissue," and to discuss the policy implications of the evidence with experts in the field.

Key Dates

Associated Materials

09/06/2013

09/25/2013

11/04/2013

11/04/2013

11/04/2013
Other Patient Aid (English)

11/04/2013
Other Patient Aid (Spanish)


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Associated Materials


Key Dates

Associated Materials

01/21/2016
Other Proven Best Choices