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Tumor characteristics and detection method in the MRISC screening program for the early detection of hereditary breast cancer

Kriege, M., Brekelmans, C. T. M., Peterse, H., Obdeijn, I. M., Boetes, C., Zonderland, H. M., Muller, S. H., Kok, T., Manoliu, R. A., Besnard, A. P. E., Tilanus-Linthorst, M. M. A., Seynaeve, C., Bartels, C. C. M., Meijer, S., Oosterwijk, J. C., Hoogerbrugge, N., Tollenaar, R. A. E. M., de Koning, H. J., Rutgers, E. J. T. & Klijn, J. G. M., May-2007, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 102, 3, p. 357-363 7 p.

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  • M. Kriege
  • C. T. M. Brekelmans
  • H. Peterse
  • I. M. Obdeijn
  • C. Boetes
  • H. M. Zonderland
  • S. H. Muller
  • T. Kok
  • R. A. Manoliu
  • A. P. E. Besnard
  • M. M. A. Tilanus-Linthorst
  • C. Seynaeve
  • C. C. M. Bartels
  • S. Meijer
  • J. C. Oosterwijk
  • N. Hoogerbrugge
  • R. A. E. M. Tollenaar
  • H. J. de Koning
  • E. J. T. Rutgers
  • J. G. M. Klijn

In the MRISC study, women with an inherited risk for breast cancer were screened by a 6-month clinical breast examination (CBE) and yearly MRI and mammography. We found that the MRISC screening scheme could facilitate early breast cancer diagnosis and that MRI was a more sensitive screening method than mammography, but less specific. In the current study we investigated the contribution of MRI in the early detection of breast cancer in relation to tumor characteristics. From November 1999 to October 2003, 1909 women were included and 50 breast cancers were detected, of which 45 were evaluable and included in the current study. We compared the characteristics of tumors detected by MRI-only with those of all other (non-palpable) screen-detected tumors. Further, we compared the sensitivity of mammography and MRI within subgroups according to different tumor characteristics. Twenty-two (49%) of the 45 breast cancers were detected by MRI and not visible at mammography, of which 20 (44%) were also not palpable (MRI-only detected tumors). MRI-only detected tumors were more often node-negative than other screen-detected cancers (94 vs. 59%; P = 0.02) and tended to be more often

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-363
Number of pages7
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume102
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May-2007

    Keywords

  • BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, inherited risk, mammography, MRI, screening, tumorcharacteristics, INVASIVE LOBULAR CARCINOMA, HIGH FAMILIAL RISK, MUTATION CARRIERS, MAMMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS, MR MAMMOGRAPHY, WOMEN, SURVEILLANCE, ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS, SURGERY

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