Michelle V. Lee, MD

Professor of Radiology

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Since the widespread implementation of screening mammography in the United States, the mortality rates for breast cancer have declined by more than 40%, an effect largely due to screening. However, this success is not distributed evenly across patients, with the most vulnerable and Black women gaining the least benefit.