Risk Assessment Tool Not Reliable Predictor For Some Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer

News — By on November 6, 2008 at 4:00 am

A statistical model commonly used to predict the risk of breast cancer in women was not accurate when used to evaluate women with atypical hyperplasia, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Atypical hyperplasia (atypia) describes breast tissue with an increased growth of abnormal cells that might become cancerous.

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