Micro-elastography - a new tool for microscopic intraoperative tumour margin assessment in breast cancer [ 2014 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Micro-elastography – a new microscopic probe to improve breast cancer surgery

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Brendan Kennedy (Principal investigator)

Brief description In breast cancer surgery, it is vital to completely remove the entire tumour. Unfortunately, in 30% of breast-conserving surgeries, re-excision is required because microscopic analysis after the surgery indicated some tumour had been missed. This has traumatic consequences for the patient and places a huge economic burden on the healthcare system. Using micro-elastography, we will enable the surgeon to detect small regions of tumour during the initial surgery. This probe may significantly reduce the number of additional surgeries required.

Funding Amount $AUD 195,956.24

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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