October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join Kari Steele as she talks with Dr. Arash Naeim all about Wisdom Study and how you can get started.

Dr. Arash Naeim:

Dr. Naeim is the Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, and Associate Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute. He is Director of Informatics for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of Geriatric-Oncology for the Division(s) of Geriatric Medicine and Hematology-Oncology.

He has clinical training in both Geriatrics and Hematology-Oncology, as well as being boarded in Clinical Informatics and a certified Epic Physician Builder.

His primary research focus is on older cancer patients, the role of mobile technology, outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, modeling of health and frailty, and clinical trial design. Dr. Naeim is the site PI for the Athena Breast Network, and is leading the Wisdom Trial in its approach to breast cancer screening for older patients who may be frail or pre-frail, as well leading the patient-centered outcomes analysis for the trial.

The WISDOM study compares annual mammogram to personalized breast screening. You will get all your results back and the study recommendation for your breast screening.

All of the steps can be completed at home at your own convenience. If you are interested in getting started, just click here. Once you do so, you will be asked to sign a consent form and then fill out additional surveys online.

Women who are currently able to enroll are:

  • 40-74 years old
  • Have no personal history of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Have no history of mastectomy in both breasts

Women can participate in Wisdom and be randomly assigned to receive either Annual Screening or Risk basked screening with an equal chance of being assigned to either group. Due to scientific reasons, it is important to have as many women as possible assigned to each group. Wisdom respects the preference of its patients so if you favor one screening schedule over the other, you can choose your study group.

To learn how to get started, you can check out the video below or click here to learn more!

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