Mammographic density in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers
Grant number: 509302 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010
Mammographic density (MD), is a major risk factor for breast cancer. The nature of breast tissue underlying MD is not clear. The study will clarify the nature of breast tissue underlying MD as well as determining the breast MRI and ultrasound features that correlate with MD. These findings will enhance knowledge of breast cancer development, and should help to avoid mammography to screen young, high risk women and fulfil a priority objective of Cancer Australia
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Breast Tissue Composition and Immunophenotype and Its Relationship with Mammographic Density in Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer
Jia-Min B Pang, David J Byrne, Elena A Takano, Nicholas Jene, Lara Petelin, Joanne McKinley, Catherine Poliness, Christobel Saunders, Donna Taylor, Gillian Mitchell, Stephen B Fox
AIM: To investigate the cellular and immunophenotypic basis of mammographic density in women at high risk of breast cancer. METHOD..