New breast cancer tool offers ‘personal prediction’

The model that determines risk of disease in unaffected women combines family history, genetics and lifestyle
Megan Howe
breast cancer ribbon

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.