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Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives.

A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

New research has revealed women with a strong genetic predisposition to breast cancer who take the cancer prevention tablet tamoxifen after their first tumour, have a substantially reduced risk of developing a new breast cancer.

Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new study has found

Women who undergo screening halve their risk of dying from breast cancer, a new study from the University of Melbourne has found.

An international team of researchers led by the University of Melbourne has used new technology to fast track the discovery of a breast cancer risk gene which could assist in the discovery of other cancer genes.

Mothers, sisters and daughters from breast cancer families with known genetic mutations do not all share the same high risk of developing the disease, according to a new international study involving the University of Melbourne.

Women with a strong family history of breast cancer, but no genetic link, are not consistent in how they perceive their risk or in their efforts to manage the risk, leading some women to not adequately access breast cancer services, a University of Melbourne study has found.

A University of Melbourne study has revealed that certain breast cancer genetic variants increase mammographic density, confirming the link between mammographic breast density and breast cancer.