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Breast Cancer Research

Volume 10 Supplement 3

Symposium Mammographicum 2008

Open Access

Managing interval cancers

  • J Hackney1 and
  • L Chapman1
Breast Cancer Research200810(Suppl 3):P77

Published: 7 July 2008

The new National Health Service Breast Screening Programme Interval Cancer Operational Manual (2008) has recently been launched and is a practical guide for quality assurance reference centres, cancer registries and breast screening units to record and report interval cancers, with the aim of standardising practice across the United Kingdom. Coventry has always been at the forefront of this important work and, as part of the skill mix, the role of collecting and reporting data has been taken on by radiography film-readers. Coventry is the base for four different primary care trusts and the film-readers have links with multidisciplinary team meetings, breast care nurses, pathology and X-ray departments from all these areas, and are also involved with symptomatic mammography and local and regional interval cancer audits. The present poster demonstrates the pathway taken to collect and record information for audit and to forward it to the quality assurance reference centre for regional and national review.

Authors’ Affiliations

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK


© BioMed Central Ltd 2008