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Athena Breast Health Network

Athena Breast Health Network

Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D.

Antonia Petruse, MBA



Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D.
Athena Principal Investigator

Antonia Petruse
Athena Project Director

Athena Breast Health Network: UCLA Screening Mammography Registry

UCLA is proud to introduce at its Women’s Breast imaging centers, the Athena Breast Health Network. For the first time the UC Medical Centers have come together to unite California women, physicians, and researchers to better personalize breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment. The goal of the Athena project is to follow patients from screening, to diagnosis, to treatment and ultimately survivorship, and to provide innovative and individualized treatment across the board.

A High Standard of Care

With the new Athena UCLA screening mammography registry program, all patients that receive breast care at UCLA will be asked to take an online health history questionnaire that will help us personalize your screening and breast cancer prevention plan. If you are identified as being at higher risk for breast cancer, you will be referred to appropriate resources, such as risk-reduction programs or genetic counseling and we will follow you for many years to monitor your health. At any time you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will be offered the very latest options in medical care and access to promising new approaches through clinical trials.

A New Way to Meet Patient Needs

Our plan is to eventually provide a personalized risk assessment after your initial health history questionnaire to guide your breast health plan. Based on the latest knowledge in the field, we will be able to offer you more and better choices for individual care. We will also partner with your primary care physician so that together we can assist you in better managing your health.

To Innovate Research

Physicians and researchers are teaming up to run various clinical trials across the state that will develop and provide state of the art breast cancer screening and treatment programs. Our goal is to recruit 150,000 California women in the Athena research study across the UC Medical centers and monitor their health through decades. The study’s purpose is to advance the science of screening, diagnosis, management, and prevention of breast cancer by improving delivery and approval of new diagnostics, creating customized therapies and common systems that integrate clinical data capture and research across the statewide network.


  • Personalize Patient Care
  • Integration of Clinical Research
  • Continuous Innovation of the UC Health System
  • Development of Healthier, More effective Treatments
  • Advance Patient-Physician Interaction
  • Improve Cancer Intervention Options


For questions on the Athena UCLA Screening Mammography Registry or the Athena Research Project, please contact our main Athena information line at (310) 206-5121 or contact Antonia Petruse at (310)206-8807.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014 3:53:29 PM