Cancer program for GPs
A computer program developed by Cancer Research UK scientists to assess a woman's risk of breast cancer could soon be available to GPs.
The IBIS risk evaluator, which is already available in some hospitals, was developed to find high-risk women to take part in the IBIS-II breast cancer prevention trial.
The program takes into account factors such as age,
family history, height and weight, HRT use and whether a woman has had children,
and gives a personalised risk profile.
It also compares the individual woman's risk to the
national average and gives the projected risk over the next
10 years of the woman's lifetime.