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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Predicting the Breast Cancer Risk for Women Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Shiuh-Wen Luoh

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $41,227
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Despite years of research, optimal breast cancer screening strategies remain elusive, especially for women between the age of 40 and 49. Academic societies and agencies differ in their recommendations regarding the age to begin mammography and the screening intervals. One potential solution is risk-adapted screening, where decisions around the starting age, stopping age, frequency, and modality of screening are based on individual risk to maximize the early detection of aggressive cancers and mi...

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