Population risk stratification for early detection and unintended consequences
Date and time: Sun 03-Nov-2019, 5:05 pm-6:35 pm
Programme stream(s): Early detection / diagnosis and prognosis , Prevention
Programme session type(s): Parallel session
Speaker: Adam Brentnall, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Speaker: Rosalind Eeles, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Speaker: Ian Tomlinson, University of Edinburgh
The session will provide overviews of the current state of the art using common genetic variants (SNPs) in a polygenic risk score (PRS) and other factors using existing risk algorithms.
The session will concentrate on 3 major cancers providing the commonest male (prostate) and female cancers (breast) and another (colorectal) with fairly equal impact.
As there are widely used screening tests for each and potential for harm particularly in lower risk individuals this will provide a good overview of where risk stratification currently stands.