Breast cancer prevention clinic

The Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic was a project of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention that ran from 2011 to 2016. The clinic was open to women at increased risk for breast cancer, or who were worried about their risk. The clinic helped women change modifiable lifestyle risk factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, increasing physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol consumption.

The clinic has helped more than 3000 women in British Columbia and across the country reduce their risk for breast cancer. The clinic offered community clinics through British Columbia, as well as individual appointments at BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Our team is also available for special presentations on breast cancer as availability permits. Contact us to find out more. 

Risk assessment tools

These online tools may help assess your breast cancer risk. Please take these surveys to your physician to discuss the results.

More resources

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation provides Canadian breast cancer statistics and healthy living information for breast cancer prevention.

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation provides information on breast cancer risk factors.


Principal investigator: Carolyn Gotay, PhD

Staff: Marliese Dawson, BA; Tracey Mager, MSc; Bonnie McCoy, MA

Project Funding

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—BC / Yukon Region

Support from BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

Project Period



Gotay, C., McCoy, B., Dawson, M., Ragaz, J. (2012). A model of cancer prevention in British Columbia: The Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. BC Medical Journal, 54 (3), 130–135.


Gotay, C. (2013, November). Objective and subjective measures of breast cancer risk in adult women. Oral presentation at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Campbell KL, Van Patten C, Neil SE, Gelmon KA, Gotay CC, McKenzie DC (2011, November). A pilot lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: impact on biomarkers of recurrence. Poster presentation at the 1st Canadian Cancer Research Conference. Toronto, ON.