High mammographic density is associated with an increase in stromal collagen and immune cells within the mammary epithelium
Cecilia W Huo, Grace Chew, Prue Hill, Dexing Huang, Wendy Ingman, Leigh Hodson, Kristy A Brown, Astrid Magenau, Amr H Allam, Ewan McGhee, Paul Timpson, Michael A Henderson, Erik W Thompson, Kara Britt
Breast Cancer Research | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015
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The authors thank St. Vincent's BreastScreen, St. Vincent's Hospital, Victoria, Australia, for help with radiography and tissue sampling and Victorian Cancer Biobank and St. Vincent's Department of Pathology for assistance with tissue accrual and processing. This work was supported in part by the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium, the St. Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the University of Melbourne Research Grant Support Scheme (MRGSS). CWH is supported by the Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) through the University of Melbourne. GC is supported by a postgraduate scholarship from the NHMRC. WI is an A/Prof of Breast Cancer Research and is also supported by an NBCF Early Career Fellowship. KAB is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Award. PT is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, a Cancer Institute New South Wales (CINSW) Fellowship and the NHMRC. EWT is supported in part by the EMPathy Breast Cancer Network, which is a National Collaborative Research Program of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF CG-10-04), Australia. KB is supported by an NBCF Early Career Fellowship.