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RISK-BASED SCREENING IN AUSTRALIA
Date: 22 February 2023
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: HYBRID Event : In Person and Online Live Streaming
Access level: Available to everyone
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: National researchers, BreastScreen senior personnel, breast cancer clinicians, stakeholders
Hear the latest updates about research and activities from various Australian experts, including from the Roadmap for Optimising Screening in Australia (ROSA) project, and learn about the UK perspective on risk-based breast cancer screening from our international guest, Professor Gareth Evans, from The University of Manchester.
There is increasing interest in more risk-based, personalised approaches to population breast cancer screening in Australia. This is driven by a growing body of evidence on breast cancer risk assessment and risk-based management, new imaging technologies, and community awareness about breast cancer risk factors including breast density.
This forum will provide updates about research and activities from various Australian experts, including updates from the Roadmap for Optimising Screening in Australia (ROSA) project. It will feature Professor Gareth Evans sharing the UK perspective on risk-based breast cancer screening.
About the ROSA project
The ROSA project – led by Cancer Council Australia and funded by the Australian Government - is actively exploring options for more risk-based approaches to early detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women. This includes the BreastScreen Australia program, and ways health services can be personalised for clients with different levels or breast cancer risk.
Professor Bruce Mann
VCCC Alliance Research & Education Lead, Breast Cancer
Associate Professor Carolyn Nickson
ROSA Project Lead and Stream Lead, Breast Cancer Policy and Evaluation, The Daffodil Centre
Professor Gareth Evans
'The UK Experience', Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, The University of Manchester