Identifying ways to improve care for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ: a pilot study to determine the accessibility and reliability of data on patients treated with DCIS in BC

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Principal Investigator: 
BC Cancer
Funding Agency: 
Datasets requested: 
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

The primary goal of this study is to determine if current therapeutic and follow-up practices may be subjecting women in British Columbia (BC) with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) to unnecessarily high risk of local recurrence and death. Secondary goals are to assess patterns of practice in initial management and follow-up for women with DCIS, and to identify potential gaps in care that may be amenable to change to improve outcomes for women with DCIS in BC.


Journal Publication

  • Wai E S, Lesperance M, Lu L, Alexander CS, Truong PT. Effect of Referral Patterns and Treatment Type on Oncologic Outcomes for Women with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
    Cureus 9(3): e1128, March 2017. DOI 10.7759/cureus.1128

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