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Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, on breast cancer risk models may inaccurately categorize women as "high risk"

Breast cancer risk estimates for individual women vary substantially depending on which risk assessment model is used, and women are likely receiving vastly different recommendations depending on the model used and the cutoff applied to define "high risk," according to a new study from UCLA.

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Citation: Paige JS, Lee CI, Wang PC, Hsu W, Brentnall AR, Hoyt AC, Naeim A, Elmore JG. Variability Among Breast Cancer Risk Classification Models When Applied at the Level of the Individual Woman. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Aug; 38(11):2584-2592. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08043-4. Epub 2023 Feb 7. PMID: 36749434; PMCID: PMC10465429.