Blog | March 27, 2014

Breast Density, Screening Controversies Discussed at NCoBC

The 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference (NCoBC 2014), sponsored by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC), was held March 15-19 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Each year, NCBC brings together medical and industry professionals from around the globe to network, learn, and share ideas, methodologies and treatment options that improve quality of care and outcome for patients diagnosed with breast diseases.

At this year’s conference, ITN’s publisher Sean Reilly had the opportunity to discuss the many current trends in this field with leading industry experts including Gary Levine, M.D., president of NCBC, and Nancy Cappello, founder/director of Are You Dense, Inc. His videotaped interviews can be found at the links below:

·      Highlights of the 2014 NCoBC Meeting: Screening Controversy: Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, reacts to the recent Canadian study's questioning the value of preventative mammography screening and the confusion it has caused.

·      Highlights of the 2014 NCoBC Meeting: Breast Density Discussion: Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses breast density, alternative screening technologies and the impact of "Inform Law" on clinical workflow.

·      Highlights of the 2014 NCoBC Meeting: Personalized Breast Screening: Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, predicts a future of personalized breast screening and addresses related challenges that will need to be addressed for successful implementation.

·      Highlights of the 2014 NCoBC Meeting: Gary Levine, M.D., president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, discusses highlights of the NCoBC conference and NCBC’s mission for 2014.

·      Nancy Cappello Discusses Are You Dense Advocacy at NCoBC 2014: Nancy Cappello, founder/director of Are You Dense, Inc., discusses breast density, “Inform Law” and her mission to expand screening options for women. 

In addition, some of the products that were displayed at the conference in the exhibit hall are featured below. 

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