High-risk breast clinic outcomes validate MRI

Results support screening women at high familial risk of breast or ovarian cancer at a dedicated centre, say researchers

An annual MRI scan detected all incident breast cancers in younger women at high familial risk screened while attending a special risk management clinic, Melbourne researchers say.

Woman going into MRI machine

In their study, they reported outcomes for 511 women with either a BRCA mutation or strong personal family history attending the breast and ovarian cancer risk management clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital between 2010 and 2018.

The women who were aged between 25 and 49 had annual clinical breast examination, breast ultrasound,