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  • Dr. Jennifer Payne, PhD


Associate Professor, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, Dalhousie
Adjunct Appointment, Dept of Community Health & Epidemiologist, Dalhousie
Affiliated Scientist, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Affiliated Scientist, IWK Health Centre


Senior Epidemiologist, Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program

Research Interests:

Breast imaging, breast screening, breast cancer, health services utilization

Breast Screening in Nova Scotia

My work focuses on understanding the use of breast imaging services in Nova Scotia, with a specific focus on breast screening, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.  We need to better understand how screening plays a role in the diagnosis of breast cancer.  It is important to ensure that all women in the province have access to the same standard of care.  

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Jennifer Payne is an Associate Member





1276 South Park Street, Room 3016 Victoria South, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9


Impact of Detection Method and Age on Survival Outcomes in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Cohort Analysis.
Rayson D, Payne JI, Michael JCR, Tsuruda KM, Abdolell M, Barnes PJ. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Apr 28. pii: S1526-8209(17)30829-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2018.04.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Rayson D, Payne JI, Michael JCR, Abdolell M, Tsuruda K, Barnes PJ, The impact of detection method and age on survival outcomes in triple-negative breast cancer: a population-based cohort analysis.  Clinical Breast Cancer (in press).

Payne JI, Dunbar MJ, Talbot PJ, Tan MH. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia – Celebrating Twenty Five Years of Improving Diabetes Care in Nova Scotia. Can J Diabetes. 2017 Aug 16. pii: S1499-2671(17)30216-2.

Abdolell M, Tsuruda K, McDougall E, Lightfoot C, Payne JI, Caines JS, Iles S. Utility of Relative and Absolute Measures of Mammographic Density versus Clinical Risk Factors in Evaluating Breast Cancer Risk at Time of Screening Mammography. Br J Radiol. 2016 Mar; 89(1059):2015-22.
Major D, Armstrong D, Bryant H, Cheung W, Decker K, Doyle G, Mai V, McLachlin CM, Niu J, Payne J, Shukla N. Recent trends in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening test utilization in Canada, using self-reported data from 2008 and 2012. Curr Oncol 2015; 22(4):297-302.

Coldman A, Phillips N, Wilson C, Decker K, Chiarelli AM, Brisson J, Zhang B, Payne J, Doyle G, Ahmad R.  Pan-Canadian Study of Mammography Screening and Mortality from Breast Cancer.  J Nat Cancer Inst 2014; 106(11): dju261.

Payne JI, Martin T, Caines JS, Duggan R. The Burden of False Positive Results in Analog and Digital Screening Mammography:  Experience of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program. Can Assoc Radiol J 2014; 65(4): 315-320. 

Payne JI, Caines JS, Gallant J, Foley T. A Review of Interval Breast Cancers Diagnosed Among Participants of a Canadian Breast Screening Program.  Radiol 2013; 266(1): 96-103.
Rayson D, Payne JI, Abdolell M, Barnes P, McIntosh R, Foley T, Younis T, Burns A, Caines JS. Clinical-Pathologic Characteristics and Outcomes of True Interval and Screen-Detected Invasive Breast Cancer Among Participants of a Canadian Breast Screening Program:  A Nested Case-Control Study. Clinical Breast Cancer 2011; 11(1):  27-32.

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