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National Breast Cancer Centre publications

The following is a list of the publications available from the National Breast Cancer Centre. You can link to the NBCC site to order or preview the documents or to download them where available.


General Information

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Australia's first national breast cancer conference for women - Making a difference: actions recommended by women with breast cancer for the benefit of the Australian community
  • Breast cancer research in Australia: current research and future priorities
  • Catalogue of resources on breast health and breast cancer Part 1: Australian resources (1998)
  • Don't ask for an opinion - ask for a scalpel: Print media coverage of breast cancer in Australia in 1995
  • Evaluation of a breast cancer information training package for the Cancer Information Service
  • WEBSITE ONLY Review of public materials intended for general dissemination: executive summary

Information for consumers

  • Woman and breast cancer (set of 5 radio programs on cassette) $22 each* (incl.GST)

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Early Detection and Diagnosis

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Breast-self examination: a position statement from the national Breast Cancer Centre
  • Investigation of a new breast symptom: a guide for general practitioners. (card)
  • Pathology reporting of breast cancer: a guide for pathologists, surgeons and radiologists. (CAN)
  • Screening women aged 40-49 years: a summary of the evidence for health professionals

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Breast self examination and the early detection of breast cancer: a summary of the evidence for health professionals
  • Effectiveness of breast self-examination: a literature review
  • Evidence relevant to guidelines for the investigation of breast symptoms
  • Investigation of a new breast symptom: an audit in general practice
  • National audit of pathology reporting of breast cancer: a summary
  • Perceptions of screening mammography amongst women aged 40-49
  • Prevalence, screening and management of atypical hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Prognosis and management of women with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a review
  • Review of the evidence about the value of mammographic screening in 40-49 year old women

Information for consumers

  • Breast changes: what you need to know (booklet)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (poster)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (brochure)
  • WEBSITE ONLY New technologies in breast cancer diagnosis: information update

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Risk Factors

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Advice about familial aspects of breast cancer and ovarian cancer: a guide for health professionals (card)

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Psychosocial factors and the risk of developing breast cancer (review)
  • Some public health issues in the current state of genetic testing for breast cancer in Australia
  • Summary of risk factors for breast cancer

Information for consumers

  • Breast cancer and family history: what you need to know (booklet)
  • Information for women considering preventive mastectomy because of a strong family history of cancer. NB This booklet is intended for use primarily by breast surgeons, breast specialists, oncologists, family cancer clinics and genetic counselling services.
  • WEBSITE ONLY Best advise on familial aspects of breast cancer: a guide for general practitioners. Phase 2: Evaluation
  • WEBSITE ONLY Diet and breast cancer (review)
  • WEBSITE ONLY Current best advice about familial aspects of breast cancer: a guide for general practitioners (card)
  • WEBSITE ONLY Evaluation of best advice on familial aspects of breast cancer for general practitioners

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Statistics

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Ascertainment and reporting of interval cancers within the BreastScreen Australia Program
  • Current recording and registration practices for carcinoma in situ of the breast in Australasian State and Territory cancer registries
  • NPR National protocol for recording 1. size, nodal status and grade of invasive breast cancer, 2. carcinoma in situ

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Breast Cancer in Australian women, 1921-1994
  • Breast Cancer in Australian women, 1982-1996
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS): Cancer Monitoring No 1
  • Breast Cancer survival in Australian women 1982-1994
  • Breast Cancer survival in NSW in 1973 to 1995
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ in NSW women in 1995 to 1997
  • Surgical management of breast cancer in Australia in 1995
  • Trends in the incidence, surgical management and survival of breast cancer patients over 13 years in WA 1982-1994
    WEBSITE ONLY Report on the 1996 health survey

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Support

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Psychosocial clinical practice guidelines: providing information, support and counselling for women with breast cancer

Reports, research and data reviews

  • An examination of procedures reimbursed under Medicare for breast disease and breast cancer in Australia, 1985 - 1996
  • Breast reconstruction: a review of research and patient and professional resources
  • Cost of diagnostic investigations for women presenting with breast symptoms, The
  • Experience of diagnosis; information and support needs of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Encouraging research into lymphoedema: a report on the summit held on 25 and 26 February 2000
  • Encouraging research into lymphoedema: a register of lymphoedema research
  • Lymphoedema: prevalence, risk factors and management: a review of research
  • Lymphoedema prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Literature search
  • Needs of children of mothers with advanced breast cancer
  • Out-of-pocket expenses incurred by women for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Australia
  • Psychosocial impact of breast cancer: a summary of the literature 1986-1996
  • Psychosocial support for breast cancer patients: a review of Interventions by specialist providers. A summary of the literature 1976-1996
  • Psychosocial support for breast cancer patients provided by members of the treatment team. A summary of the literature 1976-1996
  • Specialist breast nurses: an evidence-based model for Australian practice
  • Strengthening support for women with breast cancer: a background paper
  • Supplementary report on the effects of treatment on quality of life
  • Talking about prognosis with women who have early breast cancer: what they prefer to know and guidelines to help explain in effectively
  • WEBSITE ONLY A consumer's guide to early breast cancer
  • WEBSITE ONLY Breast reconstruction: a review of the research and patient and professional resources
  • WEBSITE ONLY Satisfaction with breast cancer care: a summary of the literature 1984-1994
  • WEBSITE ONLY Strengthening support for women with breast cancer: principles, outcomes and models paper

Information for consumers

  • Breast reconstruction: your decision (video)
  • When the woman you love has advanced breast cancer (cassette) $11 each* (incl. GST)
  • When the woman you love has early breast cancer (cassette) $11 each* (incl. GST)

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Treatment

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer (NB guideline is being revised)
  • Management of early breast cancer for GPs: action based on evidence. (card) (NB guideline is being revised)
  • WEBSITE ONLY Radiotherapy and breast cancer

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Management of the Axilla in women with breast cancer
  • Management of advanced breast cancer: systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials regarding the use of cytotoxic chemotherapy and endocrine therapy
  • Should women take part in clinical trials in breast cancer? The issues and some solutions

Information for consumers

  • All about early breast cancer (booklet) (NB booklet is being revised)
  • All about early breast cancer (cassette)
  • All about early breast cancer (CD ROM) $16.50 (incl. GST)

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Corporate

  • Annual report 1999-2000: Achieving sustainable change
  • Annual report 1998-1999: Partnerships to improve breast cancer control
  • Strategic Directions June 1999 - June 2003
  • WEBSITE ONLY Annual report 1995-1996: Translating research into action
  • WEBSITE ONLY Annual report 1996-1997: Improving breast cancer control
  • WEBSITE ONLY Annual report 1997-1998: National directions in breast cancer control
  • WEBSITE ONLY Consultative report: summary and outcomes. Volume 1
  • WEBSITE ONLY Consultative report: reports from State/Territory workshops. Volume 2

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Flyers and Posters

  • All about early breast cancer (poster)
  • Breast reconstruction your decision (flyer)
  • Breast changes? Take action. Ask your GP (poster)
  • Breast changes? Take action. Ask your librarian (poster)
  • GP actions for the patient with early breast cancer (sheet of 6 stickers)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (poster)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (brochure)
  • Women and breast cancer (flyer for the radio program)

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Multicultural Information

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Breast cancer and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Information for consumers

  • Healthy breasts (Arabic booklet)
  • Healthy breasts (Greek booklet)
  • Healthy breasts (Italian booklet)
  • Healthy breasts (Polish booklet)
  • WEBSITE ONLY Exploring cultural attitudes to breast cancer: towards the development of culturally appropriate information resources

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Newsletters, Catalogues and Annual Reports

  • Breast news (quarterly). Please add my name to the mailing list
  • Breast Fax (monthly via fax). Please add my name to the distribution list, my fax number is below
  • Breast Fax (monthly via e-mail). Please add my name to the distribution list, my e-mail address in below
  • Clinical Update (quarterly). Please add my name to the mailing list
  • WEBSITE ONLY Review of materials about breast health and breast cancer intended for general dissemination

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Professional

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Cameo-B: A model curriculum for medical students: breast cancer modules $54.95 each* (incl GST)
  • Legal implications of clinical practice guidelines (a recommendations paper)
  • Medicolegal implications of clinical practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and legal implications of clinical practice guidelines (a recommendation paper)
  • Medicolegal implications of clinical practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and legal implications of clinical practice guidelines: an executive summary

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Drivetime radio with Dr John D'Arcy. Medical edition #33. Side B: Living with breast cancer: key issues in familial aspects of breast cancer, determining risk factors and patient counselling: the management of early breast cancer
  • Drivetime radio with Dr John D'Arcy. Medical edition $39. Side A: Breast cancer guidelines for the diagnosis of symptomatic women
  • Medicine and the Law (MJA Article)
 



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