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Association of population screening for breast cancer risk with mammography among women in medically underserved racial/ethnic minority groups

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: In this study including 188 women who were nearly all Hispanic or Black, providing individualized breast cancer risk estimates as a standard component of annual preventive health care was associated with improved use of mammography among the women at high risk. This group’s rate of annual mammography increased from 37% during usual care to 51% following risk assessment.

Authors: Kent F. Hoskins, M.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the corresponding author.

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