Through operating breast screen services since 1993, BreastScreen Victoria has developed an important data pool. This de-identified data can be accessed to support research aimed at improving health outcomes, where the research is in the interest of current and future clients and is aligned with BreastScreen Victoria's Strategic Goals.
While these pages are primarily designed to provide researchers with the information and forms needed to request access, they will also allow our clients, researchers, and the community to know about the research being undertaken with access to BreastScreen Victoria data.
Who owns the data?
The Improving Cancer Outcomes Act 2014 outlines that the Secretary of the Department of Health is the custodian of the data collected through the BreastScreen Victoria program. The Secretary delegates a range of powers about the use of this data to BreastScreen Victoria's CEO. We take this responsibility very seriously and want to ensure this valuable data can assist better breast cancer outcomes for all.
View and download the Research Register here.
Research final reports
View a list of BreastScreen Victoria Research Publications 2013-2019.
View and download final reports below. (More coming soon.)
Project #05 - Pilot trial of digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) for population-based screening in BreastScreen Victoria
Project #24 - Australian Vietnamese Women's Generations Study
Read more about the Australian Vietnamese women's generations study.
Project #40 - THE BRAVO PROJECT: Towards Tailored Breast Screening 2019 - 2020
Project #45 - Understanding the participation of breast screening among women born in predominantly Muslim countries living in Victoria, Australia from record-linkage data
The financial impact of a breast cancer detected within and outside of screening: lessons from the Australian Lifepool cohort
Find out more about how to access BreastScreen Victoria data for your research.