Ethics Grand Rounds: Communicating about Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis: Influence of Norms, Evidence, and Stories
From Kayleen Jacobson on February 7th, 2020
Most American women are not aware that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer. Dr. Gollust presents findings from a 2019 survey assessing women's attitudes about breast cancer screening and their response to various messages about the potential for overdiagnosis. She will discuss the ethical, political, and communication challenges related to balancing competing evidence-based recommendations amid a complex, politically-charged information environment.
Prof. Gollust is an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health where she examines how to effectively communicate public health issues to the public and policymakers. Prof. Gollust is also an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Bioethics.
This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and created in partnership by the following University of Minnesota units: the Masonic Cancer Center, the Division of Health Policy & Management in the School of Public Health, the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and the Women's Health Research Program.
Learn more: https://www.bioethics.umn.edu/ethics-grand-rounds-communicating-about-breast-cancer-overdiagnosis-influence-norms-evidence-and