Dr. Christine Wilson
Radiologist and Medical Director, Screening Mammography Program, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Dr. Christine Wilson

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A Look Ahead

Hi everyone! This is my last guest blog post so I’d first like to thank the BC Cancer Foundation for this opportunity to connect with all of you. As mentioned in my previous entry, we have numerous long-term projects on the go here at the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program . One such project is a randomized clinical trial focused on Breast Tomosynthesis, a 3D imaging technology, in a screening setting. We hope to begin this project using two of our sites here in the Lower Mainland in the summer of 2014. This will be a randomized clinical trial where women will be offered full...

The Positive Effect Donations Have on Research

Hi everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about how donations to the BC Cancer Foundation support research work at the BC Cancer Agency, where I serve as the Medical Director for the Screening Mammography Program . While most of you are familiar with our screening centres across the province , there’s a lot that we do here that occurs behind the scenes. Not only do we use screening technology to try and find breast cancer early, but we also monitor screening statistics closely. This allows us to ensure that we are providing a quality service, as well as identify trends and areas...

Exciting Times at the Screening Mammography Program

Hi! I’m Christine Wilson, Diagnostic Radiologist and Medical Director of the Screening Mammography Program (SMP) with the BC Cancer Agency. I’ve been the Medical Director since the summer of 2011 and it’s been a wild ride! It began with a review of the screening mammography guidelines in early 2012. I was part of a committee that examined all the evidence. This was just after the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care published their recommendations in November 2011, recommending that women aged 40-49 and 75+ should not participate in screening. Since that time, there have been many...

Hello from Dr. Christine Wilson

Hi, my name is Christine and I’m the Medical Director of the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program (SMP), which is a population-based screening program operated by the Agency. The goal of SMP is to reduce breast cancer deaths by finding cancer at an early stage through routine screening. I’m also a diagnostic radiologist at the BC Cancer Agency, here in Vancouver, where I primarily do breast imaging, as I have done for the past 15 years. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where we moved when I was seven. I went to medical school in Saskatoon and...