Project ID: 2016_014_STO_01

A woman’s breasts are made up of dense breast tissue and fatty breast tissue. Breast density is typically measured using mammographic screening but this is not recommended to women under 40.

The aim of the TiBS (Transillumination Breast Spectroscopy) project is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a new method of measuring breast density in younger women. This new technique measures breast density using visible and near infrared light, and is safe and easy to use.


The researcher: Dr Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone is an NBCF-funded Fellow at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease at The University of Western Australia.  Jennifer is currently establishing her own research team at UWA where she is leading two nationally funded grants investigating mammographic density in Western Australian Aboriginal women as well as novel measures of breast density in young women. Jennifer’s research aims to support accumulating evidence for the clinical use of mammographic density to improve breast cancer screening.


Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this project if you :

  • are aged between 18 & 40 years
  • have never had a cancer diagnosis
  • have never had any type of breast surgery (eg. Augmentation, resection, mastectomy, lumpectomy)
  • can attend a 20 minute appointment at the University of Western Australia


What does this project involve?

If you agree to participate in this project you will contacted by the research team with further information. 


Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted at The University of Western Australia.


How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.