Journal article

Assessing the medical workforces perceived barriers to the prescription of risk-reducing medication for women at high-risk of breast cancer

Sarah Sutherland, Bettina Meiser, Rajneesh Kaur, Gillian Mitchell, Judy Kirk, Michelle Peate, WK Tim Wong, Annabel Goodwin

The Breast Journal | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

This study aims to determine the attitudes and barriers of Australian oncology health professionals towards using tamoxifen as a breast cancer risk-reducing medication (RRM). Our target group was health professionals involved in breast cancer risk assessment or treatment. Members of relevant medical organizations in Australia and New Zealand were invited to participate in a web-based survey assessing: their attitudes towards tamoxifen as a RRM; which health professionals they felt were responsible for initiating and monitoring women on RRM and their views on workforce issues related to RRM prescription. There were 100 respondents, including 33 genetic health professionals, 32 medical oncolog..

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