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Murray PHN -Breast density reporting in BreastScreen Victoria’s program


Dr Alia Kaderbhai: Alia is a GP who works in metropolitan Melbourne. She was the Chair of the Breast Medicine Network for the RACGP for a number of years. Her special interests include women’s health, and in particular she is deeply passionate about breast cancer care and cancer survivorship. Alia is actively consulting in general practice at Collingwood Medical. She is a surgical assistant for several of Melbourne’s prominent breast and cancer surgeons, the specialist GP advisor for BreastScreen Victoria, and is a sought out media and research advisor.

Dr David Speakman: David is a specialist breast and melanoma surgeon and the former Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is a practicing clinician working in the Breast and Melanoma and Skin services at Peter Mac and in private practice. He has more than 20 years’ experience in both of these specialities. David is the State Clinical Director of BreastScreen Victoria, Chair of BreastScreen Victoria’s Quality and Accreditation Committee and a member of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Council representing melanoma and surgical oncology groups.

Learn about the commencement of breast density reporting in the BreastScreen Victoria program, including:

• An overview of the BreastScreen Victoria program .

• The planned rollout of breast density reporting

• What breast density is

• How breast density is measured .

• Why breast density is important

• What the recommended options are for a patient with dense breasts

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Outline the eligibility requirements of the BreastScreen Victoria program

• Describe how breast density influences breast cancer risk and mammographic sensitivity

• Recommend an appropriate pathway for a patient with dense breasts