- This study is a good step forward in developing breast cancer risk prediction models. Many of the models used do not include a lot of the now known breast cancer risk increasing factors.
- More work needs to be done to confirm the findings of this model. The researchers did not collect their own data for their model; therefore, they could not include all of the known breast cancer risk increasing factors.
- This model only takes into account single nucleotide polymorphisms that are believed to increase cancer risk. It does not include known disease causing genetic mutations, such as those in BRCA.
- This model has not been clinically validated, which means it is not ready to be used in medical decision-making.