The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood test

4 May 2018

Science alumna strives to improve breast cancer detection methods

Working for a start-up in 2008, Dharmica Mistry made a discovery that led her to file for an international patent. Ten years on, she's hoping to commercialise this research to address shortcomings in breast cancer detection.

Breast cancer statistics in Australia are alarming. According to the McGrath Foundation 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with this all-too-common disease before the age of 85. Despite these figures, existing breast cancer detection methods have a number of worrying limitations.

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