Incidence and risk factors for lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer: a prospective cohort study
Finish Year: 2012
Chief Investigator: Professor Sharon Kilbreath
Institution: University of Sydney
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)
Alternative Title: Incidence and risk of lymphoedema
Lymphoedema can occur following treatment for breast cancer. It is a chronic condition that impacts on function and quality of life. Little is known about why some women develop it and others do not. A major barrier has been the lack of a sensitive, specific measure of lymphoedema, relying instead on indirect measures.
Professor Kilbreath has undertaken a large prospective cohort study to directly measure lymphoedema.
This research is co-funded by NBCF and Cancer Australia.