UBC Faculty Research and Publications

A Novel Approach to Teaching Women How to Reduce Their Breast Cancer Risk : The Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic Gotay, Carolyn C., 1951-; Dawson, Marliese Y.; Shen, Hui; Ashman, Melissa; Mager, Tracey; McCoy, Bonnie


It is estimated that as many as 40% of breast cancers could be prevented by modifying lifestyle risk factors, yet this fact is not well-known in the population. In 2011, the Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic launched in BC, providing women with objective risk assessments and evidence-based counseling about how to reduce their risks. Between 2011 and 2016, the Clinic revised its approaches and procedures to maximize potential reach in the province. In 2016, the grant providing financial support for the Clinic ended, and a new cost-recovery model was adopted. This report describes this novel Clinic’s changing service models, activities, and accomplishments.

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