Familial Breast Cancer Registry Program in Patients Referred to the Cancer Institute of Iran


Introduction: Annually a considerable number of people die because of breast cancer, a common diseaseamong women also in Iran. Identifying risk factors and susceptible people can lead to prevention or at leastearly diagnosis. Among susceptibility risks, 5-10% of patients have a family history predisposing factor whichcan influence the risk of incidence among the family. Having a registry program can be a more practical wayto screen high risk families for preventive planning.
Method: Based on inclusion criteria, a questionnaire wasprepared and after a pilot study on a small number of patients, actual data were collected on 400 patients andprocessed in SPSS 16.0.
Results: Totally, 28.2%of the patients were younger than 40 years old and 36.8% hadthe included criteria for familial breast cancer (FBC). 102 patient’s samples could be compared for receptorpresentation. Similar to other studies, the number of triple negative breast cancers increased as the age decreased.
Conclusion: The high percentage of patients with FBC among 400 cases in this study demonstrates that in orderto design an infrastructural diagnostic protocol and screening of patients with FBC, a precise survey related tofrequency and founder mutations of FBC is needed nationwide.