National Academy of Sciences
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March 8, 2001

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Although several new technologies on the horizon show promise for improved capability to detect breast cancer, none have yet proved superior to traditional, X-ray film mammography in screening for breast cancer, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council of the National Academies. More evaluation and development of new imaging tools and of promising molecular biological techniques is required and warranted.

Joyce C. Lashof, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor Emerita, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.