[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1070704]
Dr Brendan Kennedy
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
New Investigator Grant