Dr Tong Li

PhD (Usyd), MHIM (La Trobe), BHSs (La Trobe)
Postdoctoral Research Associate

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9123

Website BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy (BREAST)

Biographical details

Dr. Li started her journal in Health Sciences since 2008 with a double degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Information Management at Latrobe University. She then moved into Medical Radiation Sciences and started her PhD in 2014. She won the 2017 University of Sydney Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) Competition during her PhD study. She is currently a Post-doc working for BREAST at Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), The University of Sydney. Tong is a member of Executive Group of Cancer Diagnosis and Rehabilitation Theme at FHS and a member of MIOPeG group, Sydney Catalyst Translational Research, Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research and Cancer Research Network and China Study Centre. Tong’s research interest covers epidemiology and screening of breast cancer, breast density and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. She has published peer-review articles around breast cancer in the world-leading cancer journals, e.g Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, European Journal of Radiology, The breast Journal and Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. Tong is also a reviewer for high ranking journals such as Cancer Medicine, Medical Principles and Practice, and Cancer Management and Research.

Research interests

Epidemiology of breast cancer

Mammographic density

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Optimisation of breast cancer early detection and breast cancer screening

Teaching and supervision

Dr Li successfully registered at the university Supervisor Register directly after her PhD study and recently became an Auxiliary Supervisor of a PhD student.

Current projects

- Comparison of breast density and cancer presentation between women in Australia and China

- Predicting breast cancer in Chinese women using a machine learning approach

- Does BREAST help radiologists improve their clinical performance?

Associations

- Academic/Professional member of China Anti-Cancer Association Australia (CACA AUSTRALIA)

- Academic member of Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research

- Academic member of Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research

- Academic member of China Study Centre

- Academic member of Cancer Research Network

Awards and honours

- Britton Craigie Scholarship (only awarded to 3 female ECRs), Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 2018

- Winner of 2017 University of Sydney Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) Competition

- Student Leadership Award of Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 2017

- Travel Grantfrom Cancer Research Network Postgraduate Student & Early Career Researcher, 2017

- Travel Grantfrom Cancer Research Network Postgraduate Student Travel Grant, 2016

- Travel Grantfrom Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, The University of Sydney 2016

-Travel Grant fromFaculty of Health Sciences Funding Scheme 2016

-Travel Grant fromPostgraduate Research Support Scheme, The University of Sydney 2015

-Travel Grant fromFaculty of Health Sciences Funding Scheme 2015

-Runner-upof The Clinical Classification Prize, HIMAA (Victorian Branch) 2012

Leadership roles

  • Elected faculty student representative at Academic Board, The University of Sydney, 02/2017- 02/2018
  • The nominated studentrepresentativeof Graduate Student Committee, USYD, 02/2017- 02/2018
  • Elected studentrepresentative at Health Sciences @ Sydney Advisory Board, USYD, 02/2017- 02/2018
  • The nominated student representativeof Postgraduate Research Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, USYD, 02/2017- 02/2018
  • Mentee of 2016 Leadership Mentoring Program (a highly competitive and reputed program), Faculty of Health Sciences, 02/2017- 02/2018
  • Elected studentrepresentative at Faculty Board of Health Sciences, USYD, 03/2016 - 02/2018
  • Elected studentrepresentative at Student Consultation Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, USYD, 03/2016 -02/2018
  • The nominated studentrepresentative of Higher Degree Research Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, USYD, 04/2015- 03/2016
  • The nominated studentrepresentative of Medical Imaging of Optimisation and Perception Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, USYD, 2014 - 2017

Themes

E-Health and Health Care Delivery; Medical Imaging; Cancer Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

International links

China

(Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences) Mammographic breast density profile in Chinese women

China

(Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) Association between mammographic density and breast cancer in Chinese women.

China

(Hong Kong Univeristy) Improving breast cancer diagnosis using online educational tool BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy (BREAST).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Li, T., Marinovich, M., Houssami, N. (2018). Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) for breast cancer screening and for assessment of screen-recalled findings: review of the evidence. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 18(8), 785-791. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Li, T., Pellegrini, M., Macaskill, P., Valentini, M., Fanto, C., Ostillio, L., Houssami, N. (2018). Effect of integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D-mammography on radiologists´┐Ż true-positive and false-positive detection in a population screening trial: A descriptive study. European Journal of Radiology, 106, 26-31. [More Information]
  • Li, T., Li, J., Dai, M., Ren, J., Zhang, H., Mi, Z., Heard, R., Mello-Thoms, C., He, J., Brennan, P. (2018). Mammographic density and associated predictive factors for Chinese women. The Breast Journal, 24(3), 444-445. [More Information]
  • Li, T., Tang, L., Gandomkar, Z., Heard, R., Mello-Thoms, C., Shao, Z., Brennan, P. (2018). Mammographic density and other risk factors for breast cancer among women in China. The Breast Journal, 24(3), 426-428. [More Information]
  • Li, T., Mello-Thoms, C., Brennan, P. (2016). Descriptive epidemiology of breast cancer in China: incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 159(3), 395-406. [More Information]

2018

  • Li, T., Marinovich, M., Houssami, N. (2018). Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) for breast cancer screening and for assessment of screen-recalled findings: review of the evidence. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 18(8), 785-791. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Li, T., Pellegrini, M., Macaskill, P., Valentini, M., Fanto, C., Ostillio, L., Houssami, N. (2018). Effect of integrating digital breast tomosynthesis (3D-mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D-mammography on radiologists´┐Ż true-positive and false-positive detection in a population screening trial: A descriptive study. European Journal of Radiology, 106, 26-31. [More Information]
  • Li, T., Li, J., Dai, M., Ren, J., Zhang, H., Mi, Z., Heard, R., Mello-Thoms, C., He, J., Brennan, P. (2018). Mammographic density and associated predictive factors for Chinese women. The Breast Journal, 24(3), 444-445. [More Information]
  • Li, T., Tang, L., Gandomkar, Z., Heard, R., Mello-Thoms, C., Shao, Z., Brennan, P. (2018). Mammographic density and other risk factors for breast cancer among women in China. The Breast Journal, 24(3), 426-428. [More Information]

2016

  • Li, T., Mello-Thoms, C., Brennan, P. (2016). Descriptive epidemiology of breast cancer in China: incidence, mortality, survival and prevalence. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 159(3), 395-406. [More Information]

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