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|Eligible Ages||N/A and Over|
- - born biologically female, - invited for either (a) first breast screening appointment (any age) or: (b) aged 57-63 years (only at East Cheshire and East Lancashire breast screening programmes), - able to provide informed consent and complete a risk assessment questionnaire.
- - previously has had breast cancer, - has had bilateral mastectomy, or.
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|University of Manchester|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Gareth Evans, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Active, not recruiting|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
In principle, risk-stratification as a routine part of the NHS breast screening programme (NHS-BSP) should produce a better balance of benefits and harms. The main benefit is the offer of NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) approved more frequent screening and/ or chemoprevention to be realised for women who are at increased risk, but are unaware of this. The invesigators have developed BC-Predict, which is offered to women when invited to NHS-BSP and collects information on risk factors (self-reported information on family history and hormone-related factors, mammographic density and in a sub-sample, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). BC-Predict then produces risk feedback letters, and invites women at moderate or high risk to have discussion of prevention and early detection options at Family History, Risk and Prevention Clinics. Key objectives of the present research are to quantify important potential benefits and harms, and to identify the key drivers of the relative cost-effectiveness of embedding BC-Predict into NHS-BSP. A non-randomised fully counterbalanced study design will be used, to include equal numbers of participants from five screening sites who will be offered NHS-BSP and BC-Predict. Specifically, in the initial 8-month time period, women eligible for NHS-BSP in three screening sites will be offered BC-Predict, whilst women in two screening sites are offered usual NHS-BSP. In the following 8-month time period the study sites switch their offers. In total 16000 women will be invited to BC-Predict, and compared with 16000 women offered standard NHS-BSP. Key potential benefits including uptake of BC-Predict, risk consultations, chemoprevention and additional screening will be obtained from NHS-BSP and Family History, Risk and Prevention Clinic records for both groups. Key potential harms such as increased anxiety will be obtained via self-report questionnaires. Health economic analyses will identify the key uncertainties underpinning the relative cost-effectiveness of embedding BC-Predict into NHS-BSP.
Women will be sent an invitation letter one to two days after their breast screening invitation letter, directing prospective participants to the online risk assessment platform. Once participants have consented to the study online, they will be directed to the BC-Predict risk assessment questionnaire. Assessment of the online questionnaire during the pilot phase estimated that most women would be able to complete this within 30 minutes. Women who complete the questionnaire will receive 10-year breast cancer risk estimates once they have screened negative for breast cancer, based on the Tyrer-Cuzick model, incorporating mammographic density, and for some women, SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). Women who are identified as being at "high" (>8%) or "moderate" (5% and <8%) 10-year risk will be offered a consultation to discuss prevention options including prescription of chemoprevention drugs and/ or more frequent mammography as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme.
Active Comparator: NHS-Breast Screening Programme
Usual care in the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which involves mammography every 3 years for the majority of women
Other: - BC-Predict
BC-Predict is an automated system for offering an assessment of breast cancer risk to women when they receive their NHS Breast Screening Programme invitation, and generating letters to feedback this risk to women and relevant healthcare professionals. Women at higher risk are offered chemoprevention drugs and additional mammography
Other: - NHS Breast Screening Programme
usual care from NHS Breast Screening Programme, consisting of mammography every three years for most women.
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M23 9LT