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Insights for Employers through PCORI: Why Women Choose Double Mastectomy 

13 days ago

There is a growing number of studies with important findings being published by the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that should be on an employer’s radar. The National Alliance has been working with PCORI to bring these results to the employer community. 
This webinar presented current research in cancer (see more about the study below) and offered insights from a Reactor Panel that included a Coalition and physician who have worked in the area of oncology.
ABOUT THIS STUDY: This research covers the data and expected outcomes for why women choose double mastectomy which includes the unaffected breast, also called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). The lead investigator on this study, Abenaa Brewster, started practicing medicine in 2002 when patients who had BRCA mutations only received double mastectomies. But a few years later, she noticed more patients choosing CPM, at an estimated 4% to 25%, and found their decision was based on more personal factors without knowing or understanding the medical impact of their decision.

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