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Led by Celine M. Vachon, Ph.D., researchers in the Mayo Mammography Health Study are studying mammogram images from thousands of women to find clues that can help clarify risk of breast cancer. A unique aspect of this mammography study is that information about possible risk factors is collected before women develop breast cancer, helping researchers learn more about early detection of breast cancer, breast cancer risk and response to treatment.
The Mayo Mammography Health Study is a breast cancer research study at Mayo Clinic whose goal is to identify features on mammograms to help determine a woman's risk of breast cancer. Researchers also are studying how certain treatments, such as hormone therapies, may cause mammogram changes that could offer clues about best treatments.
Researchers in the Mayo Mammography Health are tracking thousands of women to help address four main research questions about breast cancer, with a focus on breast density patterns, breast density changes over time, and breast density and genetics.
The Mayo Mammography Health Study research group has published numerous articles detailing the findings from their breast cancer study, including papers on mammographic density, genetic variations in breast cancer risk, and health behaviors among breast cancer survivors.
Patient resources offer information about breast cancer, breast cancer risk, breast cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, cancer education and more at Mayo Clinic.
Contact Dr. Vachon and the Mayo Mammography Health Study at Mayo Clinic with scientific or research inquiries about breast cancer, mammography or the significance of patterns and changes in breast density.
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