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Breast cancer among young African-American women: a summary of data and literature and of issues discussed during the Summit Meeting on Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000.
Cancer. 2003 Jan 01; 97(1 Suppl):273-9.C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

African-American women younger than age 45 years have a higher risk of incidence and mortality due to breast cancer than other women. The reason for this disparity in risk is not well understood.

METHODS

This review summarizes the literature on the topic of breast cancer in young women and presents a summary of a discussion on this topic during a national forum on breast cancer among African-American women.

RESULTS

The occurrence of breast cancer among African-American women younger than the age of 45 years has not been well studied. There is a clear and long-term pattern of higher incidence and mortality and poorer survival in this population subgroup.

CONCLUSION

Research is needed to understand the reasons for these disparities and to reduce or eliminate them. Studies focused on hormonal factors, genetic factors, diet and obesity, and timely access to state-of-the-art prevention, information, screening, diagnosis, and treatment are likely to produce important new knowledge in this area.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA. gmarie@arizona.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12491491

Citation

Marie Swanson, G, et al. "Breast Cancer Among Young African-American Women: a Summary of Data and Literature and of Issues Discussed During the Summit Meeting On Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000." Cancer, vol. 97, no. 1 Suppl, 2003, pp. 273-9.
Marie Swanson G, Haslam SZ, Azzouz F. Breast cancer among young African-American women: a summary of data and literature and of issues discussed during the Summit Meeting on Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000. Cancer. 2003;97(1 Suppl):273-9.
Marie Swanson, G., Haslam, S. Z., & Azzouz, F. (2003). Breast cancer among young African-American women: a summary of data and literature and of issues discussed during the Summit Meeting on Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000. Cancer, 97(1 Suppl), 273-9.
Marie Swanson G, Haslam SZ, Azzouz F. Breast Cancer Among Young African-American Women: a Summary of Data and Literature and of Issues Discussed During the Summit Meeting On Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000. Cancer. 2003 Jan 1;97(1 Suppl):273-9. PubMed PMID: 12491491.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breast cancer among young African-American women: a summary of data and literature and of issues discussed during the Summit Meeting on Breast Cancer Among African American Women, Washington, DC, September 8-10, 2000. AU - Marie Swanson,G, AU - Haslam,Sandra Z, AU - Azzouz,Faouzi, PY - 2002/12/20/pubmed PY - 2003/1/16/medline PY - 2002/12/20/entrez SP - 273 EP - 9 JF - Cancer JO - Cancer VL - 97 IS - 1 Suppl N2 - BACKGROUND: African-American women younger than age 45 years have a higher risk of incidence and mortality due to breast cancer than other women. The reason for this disparity in risk is not well understood. METHODS: This review summarizes the literature on the topic of breast cancer in young women and presents a summary of a discussion on this topic during a national forum on breast cancer among African-American women. RESULTS: The occurrence of breast cancer among African-American women younger than the age of 45 years has not been well studied. There is a clear and long-term pattern of higher incidence and mortality and poorer survival in this population subgroup. CONCLUSION: Research is needed to understand the reasons for these disparities and to reduce or eliminate them. Studies focused on hormonal factors, genetic factors, diet and obesity, and timely access to state-of-the-art prevention, information, screening, diagnosis, and treatment are likely to produce important new knowledge in this area. SN - 0008-543X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12491491/Breast_cancer_among_young_African_American_women:_a_summary_of_data_and_literature_and_of_issues_discussed_during_the_Summit_Meeting_on_Breast_Cancer_Among_African_American_Women_Washington_DC_September_8_10_2000_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.11025 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -