Decision aid about mammography screening among women 40-49

Division of Public Health Sciences

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death and women who are from racially/ethnically marginalized populations experience an unequal burden of the disease in the U.S. Conflicting recommendations for screening mammography for women aged 40-49 years highlight concerns related to the benefits and harms of screening. The goal of this project is to create decision support tools for Latina, Black, and non-Latina White women with varying levels of health literacy under age 50 considering breast cancer screening mammography.

Housten, A.J., Hoover, D.S., Britton, M. et al. (2022). Perceptions of Conflicting Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Women: a Multimethod Study. J Gen Intern Med 37,1145–1154.

This project is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), 1K99MD011485-01A1.  Housten, A. (2017-2019). Breast Cancer Screening: Priorities and Attitudes of Diverse Women Under 50. Identifier: 1K99MD011485-01A1

This project is led by Dr. Ashley Housten with collaborations from Dr. Mary Politi, Dr. Jean Hunleth, Dr. Kia Davis, Dr. Bob Volk and Dr. Victoria Shaffer.