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Breast cancer patients with high density mammograms do not have increased risk of death

Posted on August 20, 2012

High mammographic breast density, which is a marker of increased risk of developing breast cancer, does not seem to increase the risk of death among breast cancer patients, according to a study led by Gretchen L. Gierach, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.  The research was conducted in collaboration with investigators from the NCI-sponsored Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC). The study appeared August 20, 2012, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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NCI Press Release: Breast cancer patients with high density mammograms do not have increased risk of death

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study

NCI Cancer Bulletin: High breast density does not predict death among breast cancer patients

News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

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