News | Breast Density | February 19, 2018 Launches European-Focused Education Coalition

Website will have new section featuring European screening guidelines by country, other content assembled by team of physicians from Europe and neighboring countries Launches European-Focused Education Coalition

February 19, 2018 – (DB-I) announced plans for international expansion with specialized content for Europe and neighboring countries.

The three-year-old non-profit, medically sourced website on fibroglandular breast density will provide a section featuring European screening guidelines by country and additional content developed and curated by a newly appointed coalition of physicians from Europe and neighboring countries. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among European women, and about 40 percent of both American and European women have dense breasts. Dense fibroglandular breast tissue can mask cancer detection on mammography and increases risk of developing breast cancer.

Internationally recognized breast cancer radiologist Athina Vourtsis, M.D., Ph.D., director and founder of Diagnostic Mammography Center in Athens, Greece, will serve as the organization’s European liaison. Cheryl Cruwys, a career educator with administration experience in Europe who has been instrumental in breast density education in the United Kingdom, joins DB-I as European education coordinator.

Both will play a key role in European content development, along with coalition members who include:

  • Prof. László Tabár of Sweden;
  • Prof. Alexander Mundinger and Prof. Christiane Kuhl of Germany;
  • Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger of Austria;
  • Prof. Enzo Durante and Dr. Adriana Bonifacino of Italy;
  • Prof. Boris Brkljačić of Croatia;
  • Prof. Dragana Djilas of Serbia;
  • Dr. Chrysa Tziakouri-Shiakalli of Cyprus;
  • Dr. Nick Perry of the U.K.; and
  • Prof. Isabelle Tomassin-Naggara of France.

Website content will be generated by their collective expertise and will offer a well-rounded perspective on the screening and risk considerations of dense breast tissue to advance a better educated dialogue on the topic.

Commenting on DB-I’s growth, Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., the organization’s chief scientific advisor, noted, “The website is rich in medically sourced information. The European coalition will have its own board representing Europe and nearby nations. We are thrilled to expand this website to the European clinical community and help educate on this very important issue.”

The organization is currently in the process of securing unrestricted educational grants to support the expansion planned for October 2018. Donors interested in supporting this initiative should contact the organization for more information at [email protected].

For more information:

Related Breast Density Content

VIDEO: The Impact of Breast Density Technology and Legislation

VIDEO: What is New in Breast Imaging Technology

Breast Density Reporting Advances on National and State Levels

Related Content

Clinical Trial Testing Topical Gel to Reduce Breast Density
News | Breast Density | June 19, 2018
Women with dense breast tissue soon might be adding a new product to their skincare routine to help them fight breast...
California Women In Favor of Extending State's Breast Density Inform Law
News | Breast Density | June 15, 2018
A recent survey of California women found that 95 percent of respondents want the state’s breast density inform law to...
Women More Likely to Use Other Preventive Health Services Following Mammography
News | Mammography | June 13, 2018
Medicare beneficiaries who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography are more likely than unscreened women to...
How AI and Deep Learning Will Enable Cancer Diagnosis Via Ultrasound

The red outline shows the manually segmented boundary of a carcinoma, while the deep learning-predicted boundaries are shown in blue, green and cyan. Copyright 2018 Kumar et al. under Creative Commons Attribution License.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 12, 2018 | Tony Kontzer
June 12, 2018 — Viksit Kumar didn’t know his mother had...
Breast imaging technologies have seen a rapid evolution.

Breast imaging technologies have seen a rapid evolution.

Feature | Women's Health | June 05, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Breast imaging technologies have evolved rapidly in the last two decades to help physicians detect breast cancers at
FDA Issues Proposed Order to Reclassify Certain Radiological Medical Image Analyzers
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | June 01, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a proposed order to reclassify certain radiological medical...
Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery
News | Mammography | May 24, 2018
Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of screening post-surgery, according to a newly-published...
Breast Cancer Places Greater Financial Burden on Black Women
News | Women's Health | May 16, 2018
Having breast cancer placed a significantly greater financial strain on black women than white women, according to a...
Overlay Init