COSA offers fresh data on early breast cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ and early breast cancer are front and centre at this year’s annual meeting of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia on the Gold Coast.

Among the studies presented this week are two looking at the skyrocketing incidence of DCIS since the introduction of screening. In NSW, diagnoses leapt 80-fold from the pre-screening era up until 1987 to the period 1999-2009.

The researchers from the University of