“Training in clinical breast examination as part of a general surgery core curriculum… These data suggest significant improvement in CBE in students receiving formalized instruction.”

Aliabadi-Wahle, S., Ebersole, M., Choe, E. U., & Beech, D. J. (2000). Training in clinical breast examination as part of a general surgery core curriculum. JOURNAL OF CANCER EDUCATION : THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER EDUCATION, 15(1), 10–13.

“Two independent trials found that the CBE Simulator produced significant gains in clinical breast examination skills suggesting that this technology may improve the accuracy and quality of breast cancer screening.”

Goldstein M.K., Mehn M.A., Pennypacker H.S., Brost B.C. Petersen W.O., Nicometo A.M. Improved Clinical Breast Examination Competencies Via Intelligent Simulator Training, July 7, 2012. Meeting of the German Society for Senologie, Stuttgart.

“Most young women detect their own breast cancers…” “Patients presenting with palpable masses on SBE or CBE even with a normal mammogram within 1 year tended to have more aggressive tumors… resulting in more aggressive therapy.”

Ruddy, K. J., Gelber, S., Tamimi, R. M., Schapira, L., Come, S. E., Meyer, M. E., Winer, E. P., & Partridge, A. H. (2014). Breast cancer presentation and diagnostic delays in young women. CANCER, 120(1), 20–25.

“MRI is no more accurate than clinical exam alone in predicting SLN [sentinel lymph node] pathology in patients…”

Moo, T. A., Jochelson, M. S., Zabor, E. C., Stempel, M., Raiss, M., Mamtani, A., Tadros, A. B., El-Tamer, M., & Morrow, M. (2019). Is Clinical Exam of the Axilla Sufficient to Select Node-Positive Patients Who Downstage After NAC for SLNB? A Comparison of the Accuracy of Clinical Exam Versus MRI. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 26(13), 4238–4243.