The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "Lifetime risk of breast and ovarian cancer was assessed with the BRCAPRO, Claus and Tyrer-Cuzick models. Colorectal and endometrial cancer risk was calculated via the MMRpro model. Patients were identified as high-risk based on thresholds 10 % or greater risk for carrying genetic mutations or 20 % or greater lifetime risk of breast or ovarian cancer. The percent of women found to be high-risk by a single risk assessment tool ranged from 0.5 to 5.3 %. Combining assessment tools found 9.3 % of women to be high-risk. The risk assessments performed similarly for the mammography and ultrasound cohorts with yields (combining assessment tools) of 9.2 and 9.4 % respectively. The average ages of all the high-risk women were 45.8 and 39.6 years for the mammography and ultrasound cohorts respectively. Difficulties encountered included a need for software upgrade, wireless network unreliability and hardware theft. Automated family history screening can identify women probably at high-risk for hereditary cancers efficiently. The number of women identified is increased by employing multiple risk assessment models simultaneously."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Surveying women in conjunction with ultrasound identified women at increased risk as effectively and at a younger age than with screening mammography."
For more information on this research see: Self administered screening for hereditary cancers in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound. Familial Cancer, 2013;12(4):651-656. Familial Cancer can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht,
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Keywords for this news article include: Genetics, Oncology,
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