CHP Seminar: 18th April 2018 – Women’s preferences, willingness-to-pay and predicted uptake for single nucleotide polymorphisms gene testing to guide personalised breast cancer screening strategies: A discrete choice experiment

Wednesday April 18th 2pm-3pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Wee Hwee Lin, joint Assistant Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, NUS.

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) gene tests is a potential tool for improving the accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction. Dr Wee Hwee Lin believes that it is important to seek user input early in the process of the development of new health technology and conducted a study to measure women’s preferences and marginal willingness-to-pay (mWTP) for this new technology.

In this talk, Dr Wee Hwee Lin will share the findings from a study where researchers administered a discrete choice experiment (DCE) to English-speaking Singaporean women aged 40 to 69 years old without any history of breast cancer, enrolled via door-to-door recruitment with quota sampling by age and ethnicity.

Interactions between significant attributes and respondent characteristics were investigated. Predicted uptake rates for various gene testing scenarios were studied. Implications of the findings and directions for future research will be discussed.

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