Session offers attendees a chance to go ‘Beyond the Guidelines'

A Friday-morning session will look at breast cancer screening guidelines and discuss their application in a woman with dense breasts.


What happens when a real-life patient doesn't fit current guidelines and the clinical approach is unclear? A Friday-morning session will look at breast cancer screening guidelines and discuss their application in a woman with dense breasts.

The session, “Beyond the Guidelines: How Would You Screen for Breast Cancer in this Woman with Dense Breasts?”, is a collaboration between Annals of Internal Medicine and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine in Boston. Experts will present a case and invite discussants to review the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for breast cancer and how breast density would influence the optimal approach to screening mammography.

Audience members will watch a patient video, vote on whether they would recommend supplemental breast cancer screening, and listen to the opinions of the expert discussants. The session will also include an interactive question-and-answer period.

An interactive video will be posted on the Annals of Internal Medicine website, and a manuscript based on the content of the rounds will appear in Annals of Internal Medicine later this year. The session will be held from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Friday in Rooms 271-273.