American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer: update 1997

CA Cancer J Clin. May-Jun 1997;47(3):150-3. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.47.3.150.


The American Cancer Society (ACS) convened a workshop in March 1997 to consider new scientific findings related to breast cancer screening and to determine whether these findings warrant a change in the existing ACS guidelines. The meeting was timed so that participants could benefit from new data related to screening women aged 40 to 49 years. A recommendation based on the new data and subsequently approved by the ACS Board of Directors is reported.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Breast Neoplasms / mortality
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography
  • Middle Aged
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Time Factors
  • United States / epidemiology