New BCSC Online Risk Calculator Estimates Advanced Breast Cancer Risk

New BCSC online risk calculator estimates 6-year advanced breast cancer risk based on annual or biennial mammography.

Posted by Karla Kerlikowske at 11:00 AM on Oct 6, 2022


This week, BCSC researchers released iPhone and Android apps and a website-based app that health care providers can use to calculate a woman’s cumulative 6-year risk of advanced cancer. This actionable risk model estimates women’s cumulative 6-year risk of advanced-stage breast cancer and can be used to decide how often women should be screened and whether supplemental imaging should be considered. The risk calculator apps can be used in clinical practice prior to requesting routine screening to determine a woman’s advanced breast cancer risk with screening every year or every two years which may help inform screening decisions.

Kerlikowske K, Chen S, Golmakani MK, Sprague BL, Tice JA, Tosteson ANA, Rauscher GH, Henderson LM, Buist DSM, Lee JM, Gard CC, Miglioretti DL. Cumulative Advanced Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model Developed in a Screening Mammography Population. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 May 9;114(5):676-685. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djac008. PMID: 35026019; PMCID: PMC9086807.  [Link]


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Posted by: Karla Kerlikowske