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Timeline of Changes in Mammography Guidelines in the United States

Abstract Background: Breast cancer affects about 12% of women in the US. Arguably, it is one of the most advertised cancers. Mammography became a popular tool of breast cancer screening in the 1970s, and patient-geared guidelines came from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the US Preventative Task Force (USPSTF). This research focuses on ACS guidelines, as they were the earliest as well as the most changed guidelines. Mammography guidelines changed over time due to multiple factors. This research has tracked possible causes of those changes. Methods: Research began with an extensive literature search of clinical trials, the New York Times and the Washington Post archives, systematic reviews, ACS and USPSTF archives. Results and Discussion: ACS w... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Ziganshina, Dina Ayratovna (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / Abboud, Alexis (Committee Member) / Abboud, Carolina (Committee Member) / School of Nutrition and Health Promotion / School of Life Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Mammography / History of Science / Health Guidelines
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 47 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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