Management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer in the Veneto Regional Program for Prevention

Annamaria Del Sole, Sandro Cinquetti, Chiara Fedato, Marco Montagna, Francesca Russo, Luca Gino Sbrogiò, Manuel Zorzi

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Introduction. Today it is well-known that high risk of genetic breast cancer concerns a very limited part of the population: no more than 2-3 women are affected every thousand and this condition as a whole accounts for no more than 3%-5% of all breast cancers. Objectives and methods. Following the directions contained in the 2014-2018 National Prevention Plan, Veneto's 2014-2018 Regional Program of Prevention (PRP), approved by Regional Council Resolution (DGR) No. 749 of 14.5.2015, consolidation of a pathway of diagnosis, observation, and prophylaxis for women at high risk of hereditary breast carcinoma is thus proposed. The principal activities of this policy will be the following: creation of a regional working group, survey of currently existing pathways for the identification of women at risk of hereditary breast cancer and adoption of the same, approval and consolidation of a structured regional pathway for women at high risk of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer, from paths of oncogenetic consultation and genetic testing to management of disease risk. Subsequent to the recognition of the pathway of diagnosis, observation, and prophylaxis for women at high risk of hereditary breast carcinoma, the Veneto region undertakes to develop a co-ordinated program of information and training on this pathway directed at the population and healthcare workers. Conclusions. It is firmly hoped that with the inclusion of a program for the management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer within the Veneto PRP this topic may become more defined and structured in terms of sustainability, integration with the existing regional networks (mammography network, Breast Unit), contrasting inequality, monitoring and evaluation, in this way pursuing the objectives of a reduction of cause-specific mortality and improvement of quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Breast Neoplasms
Observation
Risk Management
Genetic Testing
Mammography
Disease Management
Ovarian Neoplasms
Population
Breast
Referral and Consultation
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Mortality

Keywords

  • Cancer screening
  • Hereditary breast cancer
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Del Sole, A., Cinquetti, S., Fedato, C., Montagna, M., Russo, F., Sbrogiò, L. G., & Zorzi, M. (2015). Management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer in the Veneto Regional Program for Prevention. Epidemiologia e prevenzione, 39(4), 99-101.

Management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer in the Veneto Regional Program for Prevention. / Del Sole, Annamaria; Cinquetti, Sandro; Fedato, Chiara; Montagna, Marco; Russo, Francesca; Sbrogiò, Luca Gino; Zorzi, Manuel.

In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2015, p. 99-101.

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Del Sole, A, Cinquetti, S, Fedato, C, Montagna, M, Russo, F, Sbrogiò, LG & Zorzi, M 2015, 'Management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer in the Veneto Regional Program for Prevention', Epidemiologia e prevenzione, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 99-101.
Del Sole, Annamaria ; Cinquetti, Sandro ; Fedato, Chiara ; Montagna, Marco ; Russo, Francesca ; Sbrogiò, Luca Gino ; Zorzi, Manuel. / Management of women at high risk of hereditary breast cancer in the Veneto Regional Program for Prevention. In: Epidemiologia e prevenzione. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 99-101.
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