SCREENING OF BREAST CANCER

Grant number: 1055807 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Women with greater mammographic density (white area on a mammogram) are at greater risk of breast cancer. Prof Hopper (supervisor) has led international research in this area using a method called CUMULUS. Drs Makalic and Schmidt (co-supervisors) have created an automated measure, called CIRRUS. My aims are to: find out which factors influence CIRRUS, confirm that CIRRUS predicts breast cancer risk, and develop automated measures of a breast cancer risk based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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