New mammogram technique 30 per cent more accurate in predicting breast cancer

A new technique for interpreting mammograms has been found to be 30 per cent more accurate at predicting breast cancer, researchers say.

Key points:

  • The new interpreting technique focuses on bright spots that show up in mammograms
  • Researchers gathered data from 350 women with breast cancer and about 1,000 women without cancer
  • One researcher says the new technique could “change mammographic screening across the world”

Currently, one in 12 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.

The new technique, which focuses on bright spots that show up in a mammogram, could transform routine screening and save lives.

Melbourne University Professor John Hopper said the research was invaluable for younger women in particular. Read more… 

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