Lifepool is a unique resource for research that combines health and lifestyle information, mammographic density data and health linkage data from over 54,000 women to date.

Lifepool also collects DNA from a subset of participants, as well as tumour samples from women diagnosed with breast cancer. This population cohort has been established to support research that focuses on better understanding factors contributing to breast cancer risk.

Over 90% of Lifepool participants are clients of BreastScreen. The average age of participants is 59 years, with a range of 22 to 90 years of age. Each Lifepool participant provides consent for the use of data and any biospecimens in future research into breast cancer and other important health issues.

Lifepool currently holds over 7000 DNA samples from women with and without a diagnosis of breast cancer. The Lifepool resources are available to national and international researchers, subject to a rigorous review process.

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