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Does treatment for breast cancer increase incidence of falls?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Breast cancer survival rates are high, but many women are living with unwanted consequences of breast cancer treatment. It has been suggested that women with a history of breast cancer have an increased incidence of falls compared to women without a history of breast cancer from a similar age group. However, research in this area is limited. The aim of this research project is to determine if falls and injurious falls are more common in women with a history of breast cancer than controls, and to determine what factors increase the risk of falling in this population.
Prof Gita Mishra
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
Dr Michelle Smith
Prof Michel Coppieters
Dr Janni Leung