TTUHSC School of Medicine
HomeSchool of MedicineFamily MedicineTexas Tech MedcastBreast Cancer Series

Training Docs for the Cure

Texas Tech MedCast » Training Docs for the Cure Series

ttmedcast d4tc

The Training Docs for the Cure provides primary care physicians and their patients with the latest information about breast cancer screening and treatment and breast health care.

The Texas Tech MedCast Series are available as a subscription or as individual episodes at no charge from the Apple iTunes Music Store (search Texas Tech or MedCast).

Click on the episode titles below to listen to the episodes.

Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series:
Podcast Texas Tech School of Medicine Series Podcast Description & Learning Objectives Presenters

Screening Once, Screening Twice


Posted: 6/14/2010
Length: 12:22

This episode outlines what primary care doctors should know to answer their patients' question about breast cancer screening.
The listener should be able to:

  • Explain the epidemiology and risk factors for breast cancer
  • Describe the role of risk factors and risk prediction tools to determine screening modalities, age to begin screening, and subsequent follow-up screening
  • List the effectiveness of common diagnostic studies in reducing mortality
  • Compare the differences in sensitivity and specificity between diagnostic modalities in different age groups
  • Identify the screening recommendations of various organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians

Emily and Amanda

Emily Fernandez MD (PGY3) and Amanda Backlund MD (PGY1), Family Medicine residents

  • Coming soon:  Breast Cancer updates for primary care physicians

For more information about the Texas Tech MedCast series
contact Betsy Goebel Jones, EdD, Podcast Producer and Project PI.