Journal article

Exploring the facilitators and barriers to using an online infertility risk prediction tool (FoRECAsT) for young women with breast cancer: a qualitative study protocol.

Zobaida Edib, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Martha Hickey, Lesley Stafford, Richard A Anderson, H Irene Su, Kate Stern, Christobel Saunders, Antoinette Anazodo, Mary Macheras-Magias, Shanton Chang, Patrick Pang, Franca Agresta, Laura Chin-Lenn, Wanyuan Cui, Sarah Pratt, Alex Gorelik, Michelle Peate

BMJ Open | BMJ Journals | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: As cancer treatments may impact on fertility, a high priority for young patients with breast cancer is access to evidence-based, personalised information for them and their healthcare providers to guide treatment and fertility-related decisions prior to cancer treatment. Current tools to predict fertility outcomes after breast cancer treatments are imprecise and do not offer individualised prediction. To address the gap, we are developing a novel personalised infertility risk prediction tool (FoRECAsT) for premenopausal patients with breast cancer that considers current reproductive status, planned chemotherapy and adjuvant endocrine therapy to determine likely post-treatment i..

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