ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

New Online Risk Calculator to More Accurately Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Prediction of breast cancer risk is important to identify those at highest and lowest risks, to help guide screening. A previously developed risk algorithm called Breast and Ovarian Analysis of Disease Incidence and Carrier Estimation Algorithm (BOADICEA) was recently extended to include truncating mutations in the BRCA genes, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM. This online risk calculator could help healthcare providers more accurately predict breast cancer risks in patients. To access the risk calculator, please visit: https://ccge.medschl.cam.ac.uk/boadicea/.

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