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Familial Breast Cancer and an Audit of a New Development in Medical Practice in 12 European Countries

Objective

To demonstrate the benefit of the new clinical approaches for identifying women at high risk of suffering from breast and related cancers using epidemiological and molecular technologies and furthermore, from the current clinics demonstrate the outcomes of these approaches to inform purchasers and providers of medical care in Europe.

To establish and specify the clinical benefits of the application of the new developments in epidemiological and molecular research in familial breast cancer clinics in Europe, taking advantage of the participants expertise in genetics, molecular biology, pathology and clinical aspects of cancer. The resources available will be used to prepare guidelines for the clinical services required, the optimal molecular genetic techniques to identify mutations, the appropriate use of pathological services in the high risk patient, the management of those at high risk and ethical guideline for the provision of these new clinical approaches. Dissemination of information on the benefits of these clinical services will be via contact with the family physicians as a group, with health policy makers and with the consumer. A video to allow further outreach will also be prepared.

Coordinator

University of Aberdeen
Address
Foresterhill
AB9 2ZD Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

Belfast City Hospital Trust
United Kingdom
Address
Lisburn Road
BT9 7AR Belfast
Institut Curie
France
Address
26,Rue D'ulm
75231 Paris
Stiftung Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Germany
Address
280,Im Neuenheimer Feld
69120 Heidelberg
The Norwegian Radium Hospital
Norway
Address
Montebello
0310 Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
C/o Duthie Building, Southampton General Hospital
SO16 6YD Southampton
United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals
United Kingdom
Address
8Th Floor Guy's Tower
SE1 9RT London
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Address
Hathersage Road
M13 0JH Manchester
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
Address

KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Via Roma 57
56126 Pisa