Raised mammographic density: Causative mechanisms and biological consequences

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High mammographic density is the most important risk factor for breast cancer, after ageing. However, the composition, architecture, and mechanical properties of high X-ray density soft tissues, and the causative mechanisms resulting in different mammographic densities, are not well described. Moreover, it is not known how high breast density leads to increased susceptibility for cancer, or the extent to which it causes the genomic changes that characterise the disease. An understanding of these principals may lead to new diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45
JournalBreast Cancer Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016


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