In this episode we speak to Professor Gareth Evans about the importance of breast cancer screening, as well as the risk predictors of breast cancer as he answers the question: Should all women be screened equally for breast cancer?
He discusses risk prediction, early detection and prevention of breast cancer, highlighting the outputs of trials led by Manchester investigating the best routes for breast cancer screening.
Professor Gareth Evans profile: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/gareth.d.evans.html
Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me: https://www.itv.com/hub/julia-bradbury-breast-cancer-and-me/10a1995a0001
MFT Cancer Professor features in Julia Bradbury breast cancer documentary: https://research.cmft.nhs.uk/news-events/mft-cancer-professor-features-in-julia-bradbury-breast-cancer-documentary
Saliva test ‘could predict breast cancer risk’: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/saliva-test-could-predict-breast-cancer-risk-w9trmkdvx
Simple saliva test for breast cancer could save thousands of under-50s as breakthrough can spot women at a highest risk years earlier, study shows: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10843127/Simple-saliva-test-breast-cancer-save-thousands-50s.html
Breast cancer in women: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/
Macmillan cancer support: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Prevent Breast Cancer: https://preventbreastcancer.org.uk/
Please be aware, this podcast was recorded on the 7th June 2022 when Sajid Javid was still Secretary of State for Health.