Personalised Risk Stratification for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer (collaboration)
Each year, over 22,000 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease that will claim the lives of 5,000 of them. The routine screening program currently in place is more accessible to women over the age of 50. However, one in five women diagnosed with breast cancer are under the age of 50.
The project aims to develop a decision-making support tool that will help extend the benefits of the current screening program to those women most at risk for breast cancer.
Through involvement with the largest international consortium on the study of breast cancer, the project will help broaden existing knowledge in order to provide better risk stratification tools, fine tune intervention strategies and offer the population more effective tools.