Breast Cancer Screening: What's New in BC? (Online Module)

The BC Cancer Breast Cancer Screening Policy came into effect in February 2014. The new policy resulted from a larger Provincial Breast Health Strategy review that took into account the 2011 recommendations by the National Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care (CTFPHC) on breast cancer screening for women at average risk of developing breast cancer, aged between 40 to 75+ years. The updated policy has an increased emphasis on informed decision making and encourages patients to have discussions with primary care providers.

With endorsements from the Screening Mammography Program of BC and content contributions from the Centre for Excellence in Cancer Prevention, this 45-minute online module outlines the new screening guidelines for breast cancer in BC. At the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret and use the current guidelines for breast cancer screening
  • Identify the modifiable risk factors that increase and decrease the risk of breast cancer
  • Identify hereditary risk factors that increase the risk of breast cancer
  • Effectively discuss the rationale for the new breast cancer screening guidelines in BC with patients
  • Recognize and discuss some of the controversies surrounding breast cancer screening in BC with patients

How to access the eLearning course

STEP 1: Login to

  • Click “Login in” top right or go directly to
  • If you already have a login for the UBC CPD e-learning site you can use the login that you had previously, otherwise:
  • Create an account by clicking  “Create new account” and follow the steps (you will receive a confirmation email)

STEP 2: Now that you are logged in, access the course

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