Breast Cancer study closes enrollment after more than 500 enroll

A breast cancer study at a local hospital has ended enrollment, after more than 500 patients joined the study.

Mayo Clinic Health System’s Density MATTERS study saw 519 women sign up for the program.
Mayo Clinic Health System staff will follow enrolled women for one year for a follow-up 3-D mammogram and Molecular Breast Imaging, also known as MBI.

Since MBI is so new, the hope to learn how the technology can be used with older methods.

“It won’t necessarily replace mammography, because that’s still kind of at the core of our medical practice, but how often for those women with dense breasts should we be doing molecular breast imaging,” said Carolyn Flock, Mayo Clinic Health System research operations program manager.

Seven cancer cases were detected so far during the study.

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