Online Resources for Providers
Michigan Cancer Consortium
This website includes a number of web-based resources for providers.
Dense Breast-info: An Education Coalition
DenseBreast-info.org™ is an information resource focused on providing education about dense breast tissue to both patients and health care professionals. This website includes a section devoted to the risk models that are used to assess an individual’s risk for breast cancer and the clinical setting appropriate for utilization of each model. The site also includes a detailed section for Provider Frequently Asked Questions in addition to a Patient Risk Checklist. Patients can print, complete and review this checklist with their health care provider to better understand their individual breast cancer risk.
The California Breast Density Information Group
Breast Density.Info was created by the California Breast Density Information Group (CBDIG), a working group of breast radiologists and breast cancer risk specialists, representing academic and community-based practices across California. The CBDIG was formed to assist patients, referring doctors, and radiologists in responding to legislation in California (SB 1538) that mandates that radiologists report breast density to patients. This website has information for providers including a detailed section for Frequently Asked Questions.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The website houses the NCCN Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines. Site registration is required.
National Cancer Institute
On this website, providers can access the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer.
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015 Density Policy statement
Michigan Breast Density Notification Website Flyer
MIdensebreasts.org Flyer (PDF)
Conversations with Dr. Renee Pinsky about Michigan’s Breast Density Notification Law
Detroit Free Press
June 2, 2015