Accession Number : ADA332375

Title :   Post-Doctoral Training: Case-Control Analysis of Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTERSEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Cook, Linda S.

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Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This proposal provides funding for two years of postdoctoral training to support Dr. Cook's work on analyses involving the epidemiology of breast cancer in women. These analyses are being conducted using data from three population-based case control studies that collected detailed information on many factors known, or suspected to be, related to the risk of breast cancer. These analyses evaluate hypotheses of scientific and public health interest that were not identified as specific aims in the original grant protocols. The proposed analyses explore the relationship between various reproductive, lifestyle, and occupational exposures and breast cancer risk for which inconsistent or inconclusive associations have been reported. Briefly, we have evaluated if personal use of hair dye among young women is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. We are in the process of evaluating whether a recent term pregnancy results in a transient increase in breast cancer risk, and whether various aspects of lactation are associated with a decrease in breast cancer risk. Later in the coming year (1997-1998), we will explore different types and groupings of occupations, and presumed exposure to electromagnetic fields and strenuous physical activity, to assess the influence of occupation on the risk of breast cancer.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, *BREAST CANCER, RISK, TRAINING, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, DYES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), PUBLIC HEALTH, PREGNANCY, WOMEN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, LACTATES, OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES, GRANTS, HAIR.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE