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About the BCSC

The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) is a research resource for studies designed to assess the delivery and quality of breast cancer screening and related patient outcomes in the United States.

The BCSC is a collaborative network of eight mammography registries with linkages to tumor and/or pathology registries. The network is supported by a central Statistical Coordinating Center.

BCSC Mission and Vision Statement:

The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) conducts rigorous research to improve breast cancer screening and detection and reduce the burden of breast cancer. BCSC registries contribute high-quality data and scientific expertise to the BCSC. The Statistical Coordinating Center supports the BCSC by performing data management and statistical analysis and providing expertise and scientific collaboration. The BCSC serves the scientific community and the public by expanding, improving, and sharing the rich BCSC resource - a foundation for future research.

Information on the number of observations in the Consortium's database can be found on the data page.

A full description of the history and early work of the BCSC can be found in Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: Evaluating Screening Performance in Practice.