LORIS (Low Risk DCIS) Trial
This trial is comparing surgery with monitoring by having yearly mammograms for low risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
DCIS means that there are abnormal cells in the milk ducts in your breast but not in any other breast tissue.
Doctors can classify DCIS as high, intermediate or low grade. Because high grade DCIS is more likely to become breast cancer, it is treated as if it is an invasive cancer. But many doctors are not sure that low or intermediate grade DCIS would ever become invasive cancer.
Most women have surgery to remove DCIS. This may be surgery to remove the breast (a mastectomy). Or it may be surgery to remove just the area of the breast containing the DCIS (a wide local excision).
In this trial, some women will have surgery. Some won’t have surgery, but will have a mammogram once a year for 10 years. The researchers call this active monitoring.
The aim of the trial is to learn whether women with low risk DCIS can safely avoid having surgery.
For more information go to CRUK
Long Term Survivor Study
Continuum Life Sciences are looking for volunteers who have survived aggressive, difficult to treat cancer against all odds to take part in their Long-Term Survivor of Cancer Study. For more information and how you can join go to their website.
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VOICE 2020 - Science for Patient Advocates - cancelled
Due to COVID-10 we have had to postpone the course for 2020. Click here for more information.
FAST-Forward Trial Results
A one-week course of radiotherapy in fewer but larger daily doses was found to be as safe and effective as standard three-week therapy for women following surgery for early stage breast cancer. Trial results now published. Two ICPV members provided the PPI for this key trial. Full details can be found on the ICR Website.
ICPV Brighton Summer School Aug 2019
ICPV was once again hosted by SHORE-C at the University of Sussex. Click here for more info.
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2018
ICPV member Pat Fairbrother attended this event on an Alamo Foundation Scholarship. Click here to read her review.
Gap Analysis in Breast Surgery Published
The 2013 Breast Cancer Campaign gap analysis established breast cancer research priorities without a specific focus on surgical research or the role of surgeons on breast cancer research. This Review aims to identify opportunities and priorities for research in breast surgery to complement the 2013 gap analysis. Click here for more information
ICPV Review 2018
We have at last published a new edition of our review. This was achieved by a grant from Novartis. Click here for more information.
Award for ICPV Member
Many congratulations to ICPV member Margaret Grayson. On 21 April 2018 she received the Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for Health, presented by the Women’s Forum of Northern Ireland. This is very well deserved for her tireless work in furthering cancer research especially in Northern Ireland.
At the BACR/ECMC conference in July Maggie Wilcox and Mairead Mackenzie were persuaded to speak to the camera. Maggie gave a background to ICPV and our aims and objectives. While Mairead focused on her specific interests and activities. To view follow the links below.