Accession Number : ADA335811

Title :   Biological Specimen Bank to Enhance Population Based Studies of Inherited Breast Cancer Genes

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 30 Sep 96-29 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DANA-FARBER CANCER INST BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Li, Frederick P.

PDF Url : ADA335811

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The objectives of this infrastructure enhancement project are to establish a population-based biological specimen and companion risk-factor data bank on 225 invasive breast cancer cases, aged 35 and under. These breast cancer cases have been enrolled through the tumor incidence registries in Connecticut, Massachusetts and 7 regions in California with a total population of 21 million (8% of US women). Demographic, epidemiologic and family history data have been collected on 225 cancer cases.

Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS, *GENETICS, *BREAST CANCER, DATA BASES, RISK, NEOPLASMS, MUTATIONS, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, WOMEN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MASSACHUSETTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE