Going from red to pink in 30 seconds and a call to put my money where my mouth is! Why screening is so important!
Tracy Layton, Program Manager for the Wisdom Study at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, explained that the WISDOM study (Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk) aims to clarify breast cancer screening guidelines regarding frequency and age at which women should receive their screening mammograms. “There are many different guidelines by different organizations, and this adds a lot of confusion for women regarding their own health. The trial is comparing yearly screening to a personalized screening approach. The personalized screening will provide a mammogram timeline based on participant’s individual risk factors (age, personal and family history, genetic tests for genes (mutations and variations) linked to the development of breast cancer). We currently have consented over 3,000 women locally (over 8,800 program-wide), but still need many more. Eligibility is quite open: female, age 40-74, no history of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ, receives health care in California or at Sanford Health.”
Isn’t it time we set the record straight for our sakes?
- Please visit www.wisdomstudy.orgfor more information.
- Join the study!
- Contact UCSD’s Clinical Coordinator, Vedeline Torreon for any additional questions you might have.
- Share, Share, SHARE!
And this, is what women’s health research is all about! Six minutes CAN save your life!
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is dedicated to making a long term, significant impact on women’s health with the goal of “Keeping the Women we Love Healthy.” It is the premier organization in San Diego focused exclusively on advancing women’s health through research and education. We prepare young scientists for a career in women’s health research through research scholarships, fund studies specific to “at-risk” and underserved women, and educate the public on the latest research in women’s health.
Summary prepared by Carolyn Northrup for the Doris Howell Foundation with information from the following sources:
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