Recording of hormone therapy and breast density in breast screening programs: Summary and recommendations of the International Cancer Screening Network

Brian Cox, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, Mireille Broeders, Emily Dowling, Nea Malila, Rene Shumak, Stephen Taplin, Diana Buist, Diana L Miglioretti

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Abstract

Breast density and the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal symptoms alter the risk of breast cancer and both factors influence screening mammography performance. The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) surveyed its 29 member countries and found that few programs record breast density or the use of HT among screening participants. This may affect the ability of programs to assess their effectiveness in reducing breast cancer mortality. Seven countries recorded the use of HT at screening, and some were able to link screening records to individual prescribing records of HT. Eight countries reported recording breast density at screening mammography for some or all women screened. The recommendations of the ICSN for recording information about breast density and HT are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-800
Number of pages8
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Early Detection of Cancer
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Mammography
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Information Services
Breast Density
Mortality

Keywords

  • Breast density
  • Breast screening
  • Hormone therapy
  • Program monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Recording of hormone therapy and breast density in breast screening programs : Summary and recommendations of the International Cancer Screening Network. / Cox, Brian; Ballard-Barbash, Rachel; Broeders, Mireille; Dowling, Emily; Malila, Nea; Shumak, Rene; Taplin, Stephen; Buist, Diana; Miglioretti, Diana L.

In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol. 124, No. 3, 12.2010, p. 793-800.

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Cox, Brian ; Ballard-Barbash, Rachel ; Broeders, Mireille ; Dowling, Emily ; Malila, Nea ; Shumak, Rene ; Taplin, Stephen ; Buist, Diana ; Miglioretti, Diana L. / Recording of hormone therapy and breast density in breast screening programs : Summary and recommendations of the International Cancer Screening Network. In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2010 ; Vol. 124, No. 3. pp. 793-800.
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