Breast cancer tumour growth modeling and mammographic image analysis

New mammographic image based markers of breast cancer risk and a framework for studying breast cancer tumour progression are being developed in this project. These are being used in simulations and on some of the world’s most detailed studies of breast cancer/mammography screening, to further our knowledge about the natural history of breast cancer, to study the role of mammographic density in breast cancer screening sensitivity and to study the potential impact of personalized screening and personalized prevention on breast cancer mortality.


Alsheh Ali M, Garnier M, Humphreys K (2016) Spatial relations of mammographic density regions and their association with breast cancer risk. Procedia Computer Science. 90: 169-174.
Abrahamsson L and Humphreys K. (2016) A statistical model of breast cancer tumour growth with estimation of screening sensitivity as a function of mammographic density. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 25: 1620-1637.
Abrahamsson L, Czene K, Hall P, Humphreys K. (2015) Breast cancer
tumour growth modeling for studying the association of body size with
tumour growth rate and symptomatic detection. Breast Cancer
Research. 17: 116.