The HIP Breast Cancer Screening Trial
The Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) Breast Cancer Screening Trial was a randomized screening study designed to test if breast cancer mortality rates could be reduced through the use of periodic screening. Periodic screening was composed of an initial examination followed by 3 subsequent annual exams. Screening consisted of a clinical breast examination and mammography. The study concluded that periodic screening resulted in a reduced breast cancer mortality rate. The effect appeared to be concentrated in participants over the age of 50.
This website is organized into several sections as follows.
- Learn About
This describes the trial, explaining how and what data were collected. The main findings of the trial can be found here.
This page has detailed documentation of the trial's datasets available on this website, including data dictionaries.
- Approved Projects
Search through approved projects that used the trial's data.
Search through published articles on the trial's data.
Begin a new Project
Learn how to access the available this trial's datasets and images.
- Submit a project proposal.
- Brief review by NCI.
- Complete a Data Transfer Agreement.
- Receive access to datasets.
- Contact Us
If you have any questions about the data or access to it, please contact us.