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Breast Screening in Older Women

Supporting Personalized Decision-Making for Breast Cancer Screening for Older Women

The overarching goal of the proposed research is to help older women who are considering breast cancer screening make more informed decisions. To do this, we will generate improved estimates of the benefits and harms of screening that reflect the heterogeneity of life expectancy among older women. Then, in collaboration with patients, we will develop and test a decision aid that presents personalized estimates of benefits and harms from breast cancer screening. Our goal is to both generate better data to support decisions and also develop a decision aid as a tool that will allow women to access that data and ultimately make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

Funding source: National Cancer Institute

Principal Investigator: Ilana Richman