Monday Jun 05, 2023

When to Start Screening for Breast Cancer—Does Race Make a Difference? - Frankly Speaking Ep 331

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Overview: Current recommendations for when to start breast cancer screening do not consider race or ethnicity, which may be a source of racial disparity in breast cancer outcomes. In this installment, we take a closer look at these recommendations and how you can incorporate them into individualized patient care.

Episode resource links:

  • Chen T, Kharazmi E, Fallah M. Race and Ethnicity-Adjusted Age Recommendation for Initiating Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(4):e238893. Published 2023 Apr 3.
  • Siu AL; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Breast Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement [published correction appears in Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 15;164(6):448]. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(4):279-296
  • Oeffinger KC, Fontham ET, Etzioni R, et al. Breast Cancer Screening for Women at Average Risk: 2015 Guideline Update From the American Cancer Society [published correction appears in JAMA. 2016 Apr 5;315(13):1406]. JAMA. 2015;314(15):1599-1614. 
  • Draft Update of USPSTF Screening for Breast Cancer:

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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