Karma Risk Communication – Acceptability and view of individual risk prediction and risk based screening among professionals and healthy women

Additional knowledge of breast cancer risk factors has meant that we are currently exploring risk-based screening, i.e. determining screening strategies based on women’s varying levels of risk. This also enables risk management through primary prevention strategies, e.g. lifestyle programme or risk-reducing medication. However, future implementation of risk-based screening and prevention will warrant significant changes in current practice and policy. In collaboration with researchers in the Netherlands (Radboud university medical center; Dutch Expert Center for Screening), and UK (Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust), the Karma group investigates women’s, and health professionals, perceptions of risk prediction , prevention and risk based screening. This to map organisational needs and preferences to ultimately optimise future acceptability and uptake.

First results under review and submission is planned to fall 2018.