DenseBreast-info.org announces expansion into Europe

DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I), a New York state-based organization focused on providing education to patients and healthcare professionals regarding breast density, announced its expansion to Europe with the launch of a new website.

Athina Vourtsis, MD, PhD, director and founder of Diagnostic Mammography Center in Athens, Greece, and Cheryl Cruwys, a career educator in the United Kingdom, spearheaded the effort to develop European-specific content for the website.

“There is growing need in Europe for educational information about dense tissue,” Vourtsis said in a prepared statement. “As the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the topic, DenseBreast-info.org was the optimal site to develop and house European-specific content. I am delighted that health professionals in Europe now have this medically-sourced resource available.”

The European-specific website features a map highlighting various screening guidelines across Europe and also provides external educational sources. Country-specific content was provided by a group of professors and physicians from around the region.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide a rich source of information applicable to Europe,” said Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, DB-I’s chief scientific officer, and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. “We look forward to continually expanding the country-specific content available on the site and helping to educate medical professionals on the very important issues surrounding breast density.”

The new website is available here