US breast cancer guidelines revised – reportedly closer now to Europe but questions remain
Recently revised breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) share some parallels with practices in Europe and are similar to recommendations from other organizations. They have however generated a considerable amount of debate and controversy in the US.
First ACS revisions since 2013
The revised guidelines are the first from the ACS since 2003, and based on a review of 90 breast cancer screening studies and trials that have been completed since 2000. They were published on October 20, 2015, in the