Enhancing Capacity for Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Through Imaging

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

E13039

CRP

1773

Approved Date

18 November 2011

Start Date

18 November 2011

Expected End Date

18 November 2016

Completed Date

17 July 2018

Description

The incidence and mortality from breast cancer is rising worldwide, and particularly rapidly across the developing world, where most women with breast cancer present at a late stage. There is limited expertise in quality breast diagnostic and screening services in most countries. X-ray mammography is the only test repeatedly proven to reduce the mortality rate for breast cancer, provided access to appropriate high quality imaging, treatment and care is available. This CRP will improve women’s health by developing the capabilities of centres to detect and diagnose early breast cancer through x-ray mammography, breast ultrasound and image-guided needle biopsy, thereby reducing breast cancer mortality and morbidity. It will help to assess the current practice of diagnosis and detection of breast cancer through Imaging and then generation of standard operating procedure for breast cancer early diagnosis practice – in turn to identify suitable model for breast cancer detection and diagnosis in LMI countries.

Objectives

To identify suitable models for breast cancer detection and diagnosis in LMI countries.

Specific objectives

Assessment of current practice of diagnosis and detection of breast cancer through Imaging

Assessment of current QA practice

Generation of standard operating procedure for early diagnosis of breast cancer practice

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