MammaCare NSF Webcast, Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives
View a webcast with Mark Kane Goldstein, Ph.D, a founder and Director of the MammaCare Foundation
Thanks to MammaCare science and the National Science Foundation a revolutionary technology now provides standards of training for performing clinical breast exams. The computer guided system trains medical and nursing students to accurately detect small suspicious breast breast lesions.
The National Science Foundation funded an extensive series of tests designed to measure and advance the performance of breast exams to document and standardize the most effective and thorough examination procedure. The intelligent simulator employs a standard series of tactually accurate breast models with small, hidden simulated breast cancers that require training to detect and to discriminate from normal lumpy breast tissues.
"You can't palpate a pamphlet" said Mark Goldstein, a founder of MammaCare , "but you can train fingers to reliably detect small lesions. "
"This technology replaces antiquated practices and that the NSF award could give a boost and modernize a product for education related to cancer detection, said Glenn Larsen, program director in the Engineering Directorate at NSF. "The panel and I saw this product as being of value throughout the world and of value in areas that might not have strong medical facilities or knowledge. It looked doubtful that the company could pull this off on their own resources and that NSF funding could contribute substantially to something with very broad impact not only here in the US but around the world."
Deborah Wing, NSF, (703) 292-5344, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.