Media claims of breast cancer testing tool are premature
The UK media has reported on a "game changing" breast cancer gene test. The Times made the bold statement that "Women will be told their exact lifetime risk of getting breast cancer . . . allowing some to take drugs to prevent the disease". The Mail Online said that "GPs will use an online tool to predict women's risk".
The media headlines are premature. We are not at the point where all women are about to be invited for a breast cancer gene test.
The new study reports the development of a breast cancer risk prediction model called the Breast and Ovarian Analysis of Disease Incidence and Carrier Estimation Algorithm or BOADICEA for short.Read Full Article