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It's Not All About Breast Density: Risk MattersIt's Not All About Breast Density

Nancy C. Dolan, MD; and Mita Sanghavi Goel, MD, MPH
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From Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Dr. Judith Wolfman for her assistance with preparing this editorial and ensuring its clarity and accuracy.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0821.

Requests for Single Reprints: Nancy C. Dolan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 675 North St. Clare, Suite 18-200, Chicago, IL 60611; e-mail, ndolan@nm.org.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Dolan: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 675 North St. Clare, Suite 18-200, Chicago, IL 60611.

Dr. Goel: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rubloff Building, 10th Floor, 750 North Lake Shore, Chicago, IL 60611.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(10):729-730. doi:10.7326/M15-0821
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In this issue, Kerlikowske and colleagues study the risk for cancer in women with dense breasts to inform strategies for supplemental screening. The editorialists discuss the study and emphasize that breast density should not be the sole criterion to guide decisions about supplemental breast cancer screening.

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