Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC): sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Cancer Screening Surveillance in Clinical Practice. Tracy Onega, PhD Director, NH Mammography Network, Assistant Professor of Community & Family Medicine
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Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC): sponsored by the National Cancer InstituteCancer Screening Surveillance in Clinical Practice
Tracy Onega, PhD
Director, NH Mammography Network, Assistant Professor of Community & Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School & the Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Circa early-mid 1990s………….
No understanding of screening mammography process or quality
NCI responded to legislative mandate by establishing surveillance system to provide reliable and comprehensive performance data
Breast Cancer Screening Process
Surveillance Systems for Routine Clinical Practice
Data Management /
SCC Consolidated Data
(filled out at time
Rad Tech Form
(filled out at time of
Cancer Care Continuum & BCSC Resources
Voluntary registries – how to develop & maintain buy-in?
MQSA, quality measures,
Electronic data capture,
Rad tech support
From: Geller B.
Concept Map Showing Priority and Thematic Areas of Research for the Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch at NCI
Improved Breast Cancer Screening
Expanding the Utility of the BCSC
Thank You to the
National Cancer Institute