Dana H. Whaley, M.D.
The research of Dana H. Whaley, M.D., involves all aspects of imaging tests to detect breast cancer. In addition to developing and testing new modalities, he is involved with making improvements to — and finding the most effective use of — existing technology.
Dr. Whaley is working to develop computer-based aids to cancer detection and image-based risk evaluation to improve breast cancer screening. The goal of all breast cancer screening is to reliably find smaller cancers that are easier to successfully treat.
Dr. Whaley's research has included support from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Komen Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic and multiple industry sponsors.
Significance to patient care
The ultimate goal of Dr. Whaley's research is to provide each woman with a breast cancer screening plan designed and optimized specifically for her. Evaluation of each patient's risk and imaging profile will allow selection of the best combination, sequencing and timing of various screening exams.
This individualized approach will provide the most sensitive early detection of cancer, while at the same time providing cost-effective screening exams and minimizing unnecessary procedures.
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