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Optical transillumination spectroscopy of breast tissue for assessment of cancer risk
Author(s): Michelle K. Simick
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Paper Abstract

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the lifetime risk (at age 85) of being diagnosed is approximately 1 in 10 [1], the highest probability out of all cancers. Breast cancer screening programs have been shown to decrease the mortality rates of women age 50-69 [2] due to detecting cancer at an earlier, treatable stage, however compliance is low due to a variety of reasons. While the understanding of the underlying causes and mechanisms leading to breast cancer is increasing, development of the disease is not fully understood. Hence, there has been a push to propose, develop and understand risk factors for the disease; which are defined as those characteristics that people with the disease have in common [3].

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103132O (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283892
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Michelle K. Simick, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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