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SEMINAR – Mammographic Breast Density: What women need to know

Date: Monday 10th June from 5.30-7.30pm
Venue: Albert Theatre, RCSI, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

BREAST-PREDICT and Being Dense would like to invite you to a Public Seminar and Discussion Forum entitled ‘Mammographic Breast Density – what women need to know’, to be held in RCSI on Monday 10th June from 5.30-7.30pm.

It is estimated that approximately 85,600 Irish women aged 50 – 65 have dense breasts (Jan – Dec 2015 breast screening figures). Currently, women in Ireland who choose to participate in the National Breast Cancer Screening Program are not routinely informed of their breast density, and it is not widely discussed by health professionals. Breast density is significant because the sensitivity of mammography to detect breast cancer is significantly reduced in women with dense breasts. High breast density is also one of the strongest independent risk factors for developing breast cancer, and most women are unaware of it. BREAST-PREDICT and Being Dense have invited key local and international experts on breast density to speak at a public seminar, and to participate in a discussion on breast density awareness in Ireland.

BREAST-PREDICT is an Irish Cancer Society-funded Collaborative Cancer Research Centre that brings together experts in the area of breast cancer research with the goal of improving our understanding of how this disease can spread and become resistant to treatment, and finding ways to combat this with new and better therapies.

Beingdense.com is an Irish patient advocacy promoting awareness of breast density and the relevance of supplemental screening, breast ultrasound and MRI, in women with dense breasts.

Register for Free on Eventbrite: Search ‘Breast Density Seminar’

Speakers:
Dr. Maeve Mullooly, RCSI – ‘An overview of breast density, its biology and potential clinical roles’
Dr. Paula Gordon, University of British Columbia – ‘Breast Cancer Screening, Prevention & The Importance of Breast Density’
Prof. Fidelma Flanagan, BreastCheck – ‘Mammographic screening in Ireland’
Followed by a Panel Discussion chaired by Prof. William Gallagher (UCD) and Siobhán Freeney (Being Dense)