Smart screening: A personal approach to mammography for women with Down syndrome

For most women, turning 40 brings an age-related preventative care dilemma: when, and how often, to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Luckily, their doctors can advise them by drawing on recommendations from national organizations and ample research. But for women with Down syndrome—or other chronic medical conditions, for that matter—no such guideposts exist.

Oguzhan Alagoz, WIHSE associate director and professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, hopes to provide physicians, patients and caregivers with the data to make informed decisions.