Journal article

Image-guided sampling reveals increased stroma and lower glandular complexity in mammographically dense breast tissue

Suling J Lin, Jennifer Cawson, Prue Hill, Izhak Haviv, Mark Jenkins, John L Hopper, Melissa C Southey, Ian G Campbell, Erik W Thompson

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment | SPRINGER | Published : 2011


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium (MCS, IGC, EWT, JH), the St. Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund (EWT, JC, PH 2008, 2009), National Health and Medical Research Council (MCS, JH, IGC) and the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) (NSS-PhD award to SJL). We thank Sue MacAuley, Zara Werts and Nadine Wood (St Vincent's BreastScreen, St. Vincent's Hospital, Victoria) for help with radiography and tissue sampling; Dyan Chitty (The University of Melbourne) and Annabel Southey (St. Vincent's Institute) for help with histological counts; Tony Blick and Dexing Huang (St. Vincent's Institute) for help with tissue accrual and Faxitron imaging; The Victorian Cancer Biobank and Samantha Boyle (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) for help with tissue accrual; Kevin Nguyen and Jacob Fry (The University of Melbourne) for help with X-ray film digitisation; Joshy George (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) for statistical consultation; Lilian Soon (University of Sydney) for early histological analysis; Tina Cardamone and Louise Pontell (The Australian Phenomics Network, The University of Melbourne) for help with slide scanning.