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BRRISK uses a validated model (BOADICEA developed by University of Cambridge, Department of Public and Primary Care) to stratify risk of breast cancer.

The BOADICEA algorithm is the first comprehensive model that allows for reliable breast cancer risk prediction in unaffected women. It draws on mutation screening information for rare (high risk and moderate risk) breast cancer genetic susceptibility variants, explicit family history, personal lifestyle, hormonal and reproductive risk factors, and mammographic density.

Patients enter their information into a web-based application, which is intuitive and friendly to use. Patients will present you with a report for your consult.

Stratification into population, moderate or high risk helps you triage patients into the right surveillance or referral pathway.

A BRRISK assessment is not designed to replace mammographic screening.

Benefits of BRRISK

  • Stratify your patients according to risk
  • Understanding risk ensures women are be monitored for breast cancer
  • Specialists see those women who really need to be seen
  • BRRISK is aligned to evidence based guidelines
  • Patient education about breast cancer

In addition

  • Patients personal data is protected by New Zealand privacy laws
  • Data is saved in a secure environment in New Zealand
  • Patients are empowered to understand their own level of risk
  • Patients manage their own data

Sharing of personal data

New Zealand Family Cancer Service will only share de-identified data with researchers affiliated with New Zealand universities. We only support research that aims to improve outcomes for women with breast cancer or will assist in the further development of BRRISK for all communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Patient profile

This patient profile captures information under the following sections and is used by BRRISK to produce a risk assessment report.

  • personal
  • lifestyle
  • women’s health
  • children
  • breast screening
  • medical history
  • family history

This form is for demonstration purposes only. Information entered will not be saved, nor will it calculate a risk assessment.

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Launch of BRRISK November 2021

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Risk assessment report for health professionals - example only

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BRRISK demonstration

We invite health professionals wishing for live introduction to BRRISK to make a booking using the scheduler below.


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