Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer by mode of detection and tumor size: A case-control study

K. Krishnan, L. Baglietto, C. Apicella, Jennifer Stone, M.C. Southey, D.R. English, G.G. Giles, J.L. Hopper

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© 2016 The Author(s).Background: Risk of screen-detected breast cancer mostly reflects inherent risk, while risk of interval cancer reflects inherent risk and risk of masking (risk of the tumor not being detected due to increased dense tissue). Therefore the predictors of whether a breast cancer is interval or screen-detected include those that predict masking. Our aim was to investigate the associations between mammographic measures and (1) inherent risk, and (2) masking. Methods: We conducted a case-control study nested within the Melbourne collaborative cohort study of 244 screen-detected cases (192 small tumors (
Original languageEnglish
Article number63
JournalBreast Cancer Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2016


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