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Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network

Modeling to guide public health research and priorities

Breast Cancer Modeling

The Breast Group is in its third round of funding. Six groups and a coordinating center are funded to model modern developments in breast prevention, early detection and treatment. A unique aspect of the current round of funding is that the groups will model breast cancer as four separate sub-types (based on molecular subtypes). This work will include estimating risk for specific molecular subtypes, estimating treatment effects by subtype and estimating the underlying survival of this different types of tumors in the absence of screening and treatment.

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