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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.

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