Accession Number : ADA321665

Title :   Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Diet and Life-Style Factors among Hawaiian-American Women with Breast Cancer in Hawaii.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Nomura, Abraham M.

PDF Url : ADA321665

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This is a cohort study of American women of Hawaiian ancestry who have one of the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in the world. It is designed to see if type of dietary fat, specific sources of dietary fat, and alcohol use enhance breast cancer risk, and to determine if micronutrients and dietary fiber reduce risk. The study is progressing reasonably well. It has recruited 8523 Hawaiian women who returned a 26-page mail questionnaire. The surveillance of these women to identify incident cases of breast cancer is being done by the Hawaii Tumor Registry, which belongs to the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program. Thus far, 31 incident cases of breast cancer have been identified in this cohort. It is estimated that by the end of the fourth year of the project over 100 incident cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. They should provide sufficient numbers to study the effects of diet, physical activity and exogenous estrogen use on breast cancer in Hawaiian women.

Descriptors :   *WOMEN, *DIET, *HAWAII, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *BREAST CANCER, FIBERS, HORMONES, RISK, HUMANS, MINORITIES, NEOPLASMS, FATS, ALCOHOLISM, NUTRIENT ANALYSIS, ESTROGENS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE