London Met health researcher presents at prestigious medical society

Dr Yolanda Eraso from the Centre for Primary Health and Social Care, delivered a research paper as an invited speaker at the prestigious Liverpool Medical Institution, one of the oldest medical societies in the world.

Her paper entitled, Knowledge circulation in breast cancer detection: Techniques, methods and lexicon, discussed the contribution of radiology in breast cancer diagnosis, by looking at the development of mammography as a technique and the emergence of new radiological signs and markers of the disease. The paper argued that current screening controversies, such as over diagnosis and breast density, can be explained by practices that reflect the dynamics of knowledge circulation as well as by the limitations of standardisation in the use of diagnostic tools. In this sense, she highlighted the advantages of using an interdisciplinary approach within the social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of screening programmes in different contexts, in particular, in middle and high income countries.  

The seminar was well attended by specialists from different health and social sciences disciplines including radiologists, doctors, nurses, medical historians and medical students.