Overview

Join us to discuss the rates of false positives in mammography and how to decrease them. Specifically, this session reviews data from an observational comparative effectiveness study suggesting that the type of mammography, interval, and other factors can affect the probability of false positive results. 

Episode Resources and Links: 

  • Ho TH, Bissell MCS, Kerlikowske K, et al. Cumulative Probability of False-Positive Results After 10 Years of Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(3):e222440. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.2440
  • Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women (CDC Chart)—Last reviewed 9-2020 https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/pdf/breast-cancer-screening-guidelines-508.pdf
  • Canelo-Aybar, C., Posso, M., Montero, N. et al. Benefits and harms of annual, biennial, or triennial breast cancer mammography screening for women at average risk of breast cancer: a systematic review for the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC). Br J Cancer 126, 673–688 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-021-01521-8
     

     

     

Learning Objectives

  • Describe factors that may decrease false positives in screening mammography
  • Appreciate the role shared decision-making should play in discussions on mammography screening 
     

     

Faculty

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC

Associate Professor, Director NP Programs
UMMS-GSN 

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Frank J. Domino, MD

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC 

Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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