[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0773234]
Researchers A/Prof AM Sanagavarapu; A/Prof KP Esselle; Dr TS Bird
Brief description Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death among women in Australia. In 2003, it killed 2,713 women in Australia and approximately 400,000 worldwide. Despite significant advances, current breast screening methods still suffer from several limitations. They may miss as many as 15% of cancers. Inconclusive results are common, leading to invasive, expensive and painful follow-up tests such as biopsies. About 75% of such biopsies are found to be negative, and this is a major deterrent for women in undertaking breast screening. The proposed project contributes to the cause of finding a more reliable breast cancer detection method, and hence, saving thousands of lives each year.
Funding Amount $381,859
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects