HALIFAX - The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has created a new partnership between the breast screening programs of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The two provinces will collaborate on the development of a customized, shared database that will form the foundation of a breast cancer program that tracks women throughout their involvement in screening and diagnosis.
Dr. Jennifer Payne, an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at Dalhousie University, says it will allow them to respond quickly to areas of concern or opportunities for improvement.
The database will help track women throughout their involvement in the program, whether for routine screening or treatment for breast cancer
It will also generate reminder notices to ensure women book their regular mammograms and send updates to their family doctors.