Mammographic Breast Density: A New Era for Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention

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Expert Monograph: Issue 23


Author: Dr Stephen Birrell


Mammographic Breast Density: A New Era for Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention

This article discusses how high mammographic breast density lowers the sensitivity of breast cancer screening and increases breast cancer risk.

Written by Dr Stephen Birrell BMBS PhD FRACS

Dr Stephen Birrell is founder and chief medical officer of Wellend Health, an Adelaide women’s health clinic and research centre. In addition, Stephen is a senior research fellow at Dame Roma Mitchell Laboratories at Adelaide University. He was the head of the breast cancer unit at Flinders University, Adelaide, for 20 years, before resigning in 2014 to focus on breast cancer prevention research. Stephen is also the co-founder of the biopharmaceutical company, HAVAH Therapeutics Pty Ltd.

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