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Duke study finds MRI screening for breast cancer could benefit high-risk women who lack insurance:

Posted Sep 22 2011 10:16pm
Duke study finds MRI screening for breast cancer could benefit high-risk women who lack insurance: NCI Cancer Center News

Although an MRI screening can be expensive, it has been shown to be beneficial and cost effective for women at high risk of breast cancer who have little or no insurance, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report... A problem that persists in the fight against breast cancer is the disparity in death rates between blacks and whites. While African-American women are diagnosed with the disease less often, they have a disproportionately higher death rate. Better screening programs could help by catching breast cancer tumors earlier, before they become lethal and spread.

Click here to read full press release from Duke University .

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