Journal article

Australian clinicians and chemoprevention for women at high familial risk for breast cancer.

LA Keogh, K Philips, D Rosenthal, JL Hopper

J Clin Oncol | Published : 2008


1537 Background: Effective chemoprevention strategies exist for women at high risk for breast cancer, yet uptake is low. Physician recommendation is an important determinant of uptake, but little is known about clinicians' attitudes to chemoprevention. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted with clinicians, including breast surgeons, medical oncologists, geneticists, genetic counselors and gynecologic oncologists at five Family Cancer Centers in three Australian states. Discussions were recorded, transcribed and analyzed thematically to identify barriers and enablers to the discussion of chemoprevention in Family Cancer Center consultations. RESULTS: Twenty three clinicians participated in six..

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