New model to assess breast cancer risk more accurate than current option

A new breast cancer risk-prediction model combining histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from women with benign breast disease and individual patient demographic information more accurately classified breast cancer risk than the current screening standard. Results of a Mayo Clinic study comparing the new model with the current standard, the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT), are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Study author, Amy C. Degnim, M.D., comments.


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