Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, have devised a new way to automatically differentiate between inner and outer breast tissue using Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI in breast cancer patients.
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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the world. As per an estimate by the World Health Organisation, 570,000 women died from breast cancer in 2015 alone. Although genetic factors and the female sex hormone oestrogen play a role in the occurrence of breast cancer, several other factors like increased iron content in the body might also enhance the risk.