A panel discussion featuring:
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
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Director, Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
Epidemiologist/ Dedicated ICES Analyst at Women’s College Hospital
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.