Steven Narod
Women’s College Hospital Auditorium, 76 Grenville St, Toronto
  • May 8, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

A panel discussion featuring:

Steve Narod

Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute

Director, Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit, Women’s College Research Institute

Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer

Peter Juni

Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Director, Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital

Vasily Giannakeas

Epidemiologist/ Dedicated ICES Analyst at Women’s College Hospital

Renee Pellerin

Author of Conspiracy of Hope, The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening, published by Goose Lane Editions, 2018.

Moderator: Linda Rabeneck

Professor of Clinical Public Health, DLSPH

Vice-President, Prevention & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

The panel will explore the expansion of mammographic screening services in the last three decades that has led to an increase in the incidence of DCIS (stage 0) breast cancer. This down-staging is a good example of the power of mammography as many of these lesions are microscopic and may contain breast cancer at its earliest stages.

By examination of down-data and the natural histories of DCIS and early stage breast cancer we can refine our understanding of the potential for early detection to lead to reduced mortality from breast cancer in the population.