Accession Number : ADA296332

Title :   Is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Locally Produced in Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Oct 92-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s) : Moore, Katherine H.

PDF Url : ADA296332

Report Date : 07 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Breast cancer is an economically and personally devastating disease for individuals and society. Breast cancer is now the second most common cancer in women with the risk for an individual woman to develop breast cancer over her lifetime at between 7 and 10%. The five year survival rate for breast cancer ranged between 40 and 64% depending on the population (1) In 1993, it was estimated that 182,000 new cases would be diagnosed (2) Some of the major risk factors for developing cancer include not only family history of breast cancer, but early menarche and late menopause, suggesting endocrine factors. While the 5 year survival rate for breast cancer has improved over time from 63% (1960) to around 75% (1981), the incidence of breast cancer remains high, at 86 cases (or greater) per 100,000 people per year (3) The estimated total cost for breast cancer in 1990 was $3.8 billion with $1.8 billion for medical care costs (4).

Descriptors :   *COSTS, *CANCER, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *SEX HORMONES, HORMONES, RISK, RATES, DISEASES, POPULATION, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), MEDICAL SERVICES, WOMEN, SEX, GLOBULINS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE