Collaborative Research to Promote High Quality Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Since 1994, the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System (VBCSS) has been capturing screening and diagnostic breast imaging data, follow-up pathology and cancer registry data for all women in the state of Vermont. Our statewide breast cancer surveillance system provides a framework to evaluate issues surrounding breast cancer screening and diagnosis. In addition to our research, we provide quality assurance reports to all breast imaging centers in the state that are used to monitor and improve the effectiveness of breast cancer screening programs in Vermont as we strive for earlier diagnosis and reduction of mortality from breast cancer.
We are one of the six core sites of the national Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct research to improve the cancer screening process.