• October 2009

Celebrating the Life, Work & Legacy of Dr. Nancy Cappello 


Giving Women with Dense Breast Tissue Access to an Early Diagnosis

Cappello, Richetelli & Lee, JACR, 2018

State-level density reporting laws are associated with increased breast density awareness and increased likelihood of conversations between women and providers regarding supplemental screening.

JACR March, 2018

Women with Dense Breast Tissue have a higher-than-average risk of Breast Cancer.

Mandelson et al 2000

Breast Density is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, predictor of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.

Dr. Regina Hooley, ACR bulletin, 2012

We're finding small, mammographically occult cancers (Invisible on Mammogram) at a significant rate and we're able to do so and still be efficient.

American Medical Association Ethical Guidelines

Withholding medical information from patients without their knowledge or consent is ethically unacceptable.

Yaghjyan et al - JNCI 2011

Mammographic breast density is a well-established and strong predictor of breast cancer risk.

Karen Ravn Los Angeles Times

It may be the greatest risk factor you never heard of.

JAMA Oncology, 2017

Breast density exceeds other risk factors, including obesity, family history, and later in life childbirth.

Since October 2009

Connecticut becomes the first state to mandate Breast Density Notification - ushering in the Grassroots Breast Density Reporting Movement


Learn More


What's New?


DC Proposed Legislation

Council of the District of Columbia Introduces Breast Density Bill

National Density Survey

JACR Study (Cappello, Richetelli & Lee) Women in States with Density Reporting Laws are more aware of breast density impact, prompting conversations betwen patient and provider

State Legislative Efforts

Density Reporting Bills Spread Across the Country

Giving Women with Dense Breast
Tissue access to Early Detection.

State mandatory Breast Density notification

    Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc                  D.E.N.S.E.® State Map

Federal Legislation To Standardize Density Reporting Introduced

Mammography misses every other cancer in dense breast tissue


Take action write congress