UCLA has been awarded a $3.2 million federal grant to study how to correct errors in the diagnoses of breast cancer.
The university announced Aug. 24 a grant given by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute that allows researchers to examine how to improve physicians’ diagnostic accuracy when interpreting breast biopsy images.
The five-year project will study diagnostic errors made by both residents in training and experienced pathologists. It will employ advanced eye-tracking to measure where the pathologist was looking in each case to determine what led to the diagnostic errors.
The study will be led by Dr. Joann Elmore, a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, who has previously researched errors among physicians in the diagnosis of cancer.
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