Characteristics predicting recommendation for familial breast cancer referral in a cohort of women from primary care

AbstractFamily history of breast and related cancers can indicate increased breast cancer (BC) risk. In national familial breast cancer (FBC) guidelines, the risk is stratified to guide referral decisions. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with the recommendation for referral in a large cohort of women undergoing FBC risk assessment in a recent primary care study. Demographic, family history, psychological and behavioural factors were collected with family history questionnaires, psychological questionnaires and manual data extraction from general practice electronic health records. Participants were women aged 30 –60 with no previous history of breast or ovarian cancer. Data from 1127 women were analysed with stepwise logistic regression. Two multivariable logistic models were developed to predict recommendations for referral: using the entire cohort (n = 1127) and in a subgroup with uncertain risks (n = 168). Model performance was assessed by the area under the receiver operating curve (AUC). In all 1127 women, a multivariable model incorporating five family history components (BC aged
Source: Journal of Community Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

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Source: Acta Pharmaceutica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Acta Pharm Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Systemic therapy Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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Source: Seminars in Cancer Biology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Neoplasma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Neoplasma Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
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Source: Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Genomics Source Type: research
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