WISDOM Study

Ending Breast Screening Confusion

Edith Sanford Breast Center is seeking answers about the right way to screen women for breast cancer through the WISDOM Study. Knowing how often you need to get a mammogram can be confusing. Guidelines have been changing, leaving many women confused about when to begin and how often screening is needed. The WISDOM Study hopes to end the confusion, and create the most effective screening protocols for women in every stage of health care.

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Be one of the 100,000 women sharing their WISDOM. Any woman between age 40 to 74 who has never had breast cancer can participate. Participants will be placed or select to participate in one of two arms of the study, either annual or personalized screening, all while continuing to receive the highest quality of care.

Signing up for the WISDOM Study is simple. All of the steps can be completed at home at your own convenience. Just click here to get started, and you will be directed to a page in which you can tell us more about yourself. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be asked to sign a consent form and fill out an additional survey online.

For more information about the study or to discuss any questions, call 1-87-SURVIVAL (1-877-878-4825).

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Dr. Andrea Kaster is the co-principal investigator of the WISDOM study at Sanford Health. She is board-certified in family medicine and focuses on preventive medicine and breast health at Edith Sanford Breast Center.

“With so many recommendations for breast cancer screening out there, it can be hard for patients and providers to know what is the right approach for them. Clinical studies like WISDOM help us use the latest in imaging and genetics along with a patients personal history to determine how best to screen women for breast cancer. Through this study, I hope that we will be able to contribute to developing a more personalized approach to breast cancer screening.

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Dr. Melinda Talley is the co-principal investigator of the Sanford Health WISDOM study. She is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast imaging radiologist and the Lead Breast Imager at Edith Sanford Breast Center.

“The WISDOM study can be a valuable source of information for our patients. As physicians we assist our patients in making optimal health care decisions. This task is best accomplished with the most accurate information available and trials like this make it possible.

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