Identifying women at increased risk of interval cancers

Using data from the Karma Cohort, Mikael Eriksson, Karolinska Institutet, has developed a risk prediction tool that identifies women at very high of developing an interval cancer. Interval cancers are breast cancers diagnosed in the interval between two scheduled mammography screens. Interval cancers are considered to particularly aggressive cancers but are quite heterogeneous in their clinical behavior.

A tool that identifies women at high risk of interval cancers has the potential to improve mammography screening programs through selection of women that are in need of additional examination and not just a mammogram.

A manuscript has been submitted to Breast Cancer Research.