Investigating alternative measures of breast density in younger women to inform early detection and prevention of breast cancer

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Abstract

This research investigates two alternative methods of measuring breast density that are safe for younger women and could be useful in future to inform early detection and prevention of breast cancer. This thesis examines and presents evidence supporting the utility, performance, and participant acceptability of using Optical Breast Spectroscopy (OBS) and Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry(DXA) to measure breast density in younger women aged 18-40 years. Finally, this research investigates and presents new evidence that early-life growth modifies breast density in young adults, which potentially mediates breast cancer risk in later life.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Stone, Jennifer, Supervisor
  • Saunders, Christobel, Supervisor
  • Pirikahu, Sarah, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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