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UTexas-Galveston Faculty Honored by Aerospace Medicine Association

Researchers have concluded that providing better access to health care may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy. The cautionary note from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is that screening women in this category could subject them “to greater risks of physical, emotional, and economic suffering.” Lead author Dr. Alai Tan, a faculty member in UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the department of preventive medicine and community health, said that “there has been little systematic attempt to define guidelines that would help determine when breast cancer screening might not be appropriate or overused.” The study was published in Medical Care.

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