‘Most comprehensive’ breast cancer prediction tool developed

Online calculator will combine family history, genetics and lifestyle factors to predict risk
Megan Howe

A new breast cancer risk prediction model combining information on family history, genetics and lifestyle is the most comprehensive yet to predict women’s risk of developing the disease, researchers say.

While yet to be validated, the new tool is being developed into an online calculator and could help clinicians counsel women on how to manage or modify their risk, according to the research group from the University of Cambridge in the UK.