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January
2019
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National breast cancer study seeks 5,000 Horizon NJ participants

Lynette Bonanni, of Galloway Township, prepares patient Cindy Erickson, of Galloway Township, for a mammogram inside the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, which was parked Wednesday in front of Chick-fil-A in Egg Harbor Township. ‘It’s really convenient for us to come here, and it’s for everybody, whether you have insurance or not,’ Erickson says. Michael Ein / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A five-year national study that will look at improving breast cancer screening guidelines will track mammogram testing for thousands of New Jersey participants.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will cover the cost of 5,000 of its members to participate in the Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of Risk study, which seeks to clarify if routine yearly screening or a personalized screening schedule is safer and more effective for women.

Read more at Press of Atlantic City.