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Consumer and clinician perspectives on personalising breast cancer prevention information

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journal contribution
posted on 2019-02-01, 00:00 authored by L A Keogh, E Steel, P Weideman, P Butow, Ian CollinsIan Collins, J D Emery, G B Mann, A Bickerstaffe, A H Trainer, L J Hopper, K A Phillips
Background
Personalised prevention of breast cancer has focused on women at very high risk, yet most breast cancers occur in women at average, or moderately increased risk (≤moderate risk).

Objectives
To determine; 1) interest of women at ≤ moderate risk (consumers) in personalised information about breast cancer risk; 2) familial cancer clinicians' (FCCs) perspective on managing women at ≤ moderate risk, and; 3) both consumers' and FCCs reactions to iPrevent, a personalised breast cancer risk assessment and risk management decision support tool.

Methods
Seven focus groups on breast cancer risk were conducted with 49 participants; 27 consumers and 22 FCCs. Data were analysed thematically.

Results
Consumers reported some misconceptions, low trust in primary care practitioners for breast cancer prevention advice and frustration that they often lacked tailored advice about breast cancer risk. They expressed interest in receiving personalised risk information using iPrevent. FCCs reported an inadequate workforce to advise women at ≤ moderate risk and reacted positively to the potential of iPrevent to assist.

Conclusions
While highlighting a potential role for iPrevent, several outstanding issues remain. For personalised prevention of breast cancer to extend beyond women at high risk, we must harness women's interest in receiving tailored information about breast cancer prevention and identify a workforce willing to advise women.

History

Journal

The breast

Volume

43

Pagination

39 - 47

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0960-9776

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Elsevier Ltd.