Perceptions and awareness of mammographic density

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are looking for women between the ages of 40-75 to provide input into a research project. The project is about the white appearance of non-fatty breast tissue in a mammogram. This breast tissue is called mammographic density and is associated with breast cancer.

Applications close: 20th April 2016 

About the project:

The amount of dense breast tissue in a mammogram (mammographic density) strongly predicts the risk of having breast cancer. It is important that women are told about their breast density because it is harder to detect breast cancer in dense breast tissue.

This project will look at the opinions, intentions and behaviours of women who have been told that they have dense breast tissue.

The long term goal will be to develop guidelines on how to communicate information about dense breast tissue to women after they have had a mammogram.

About the position

We are looking for up to 10 women aged 40-75 to provide input and advice on:

  • The development of survey questions
  • How to inform the community of research findings
  • Future grant applications

What is the time commitment for consumers?

  • We would like you to attend a 2 hour consultation on Thursday, April 21st in Perth city
  • Some time to provide feedback via e-mail
  • Ongoing involvement is an option for those who are interested

What support is offered?

Out of pocket expenses of $30/hour for face-to-face meetings is offered. Training is offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program

Applications due: April 20th  2016