Navigation Links
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races
Date:4/20/2009

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- White women and black women in the United States share certain breast cancer risk factors but appear to have distinctive risk factors as well, a new study shows.

Researchers conducting on ongoing study have so far enrolled 1,826 white and 360 black women with breast cancer, and 1,766 healthy white and 240 healthy black women. The initial data shows that lack of physical activity and being overweight or obese are associated with a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer in both groups of women.

Dr. Yong Cui, an assistant professor of medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and colleagues have also found that:

  • A family history of breast cancer was associated with a 60 percent increased risk in white women and a 70 percent increased risk in black women.
  • A personal history of benign breast disease was linked with an 80 percent increased risk in white women and a 40 percent increased risk in black women.
  • Onset of menstruation after age 12 was associated with a reduced risk of up to 40 percent in white women, but did not reduce risk among black women.
  • A personal history of benign breast disease was noted in 28 percent of black women and 49 percent of white women.
  • Black women were more likely to be physically inactive (58 percent) than white women (46 percent), and also more likely to be overweight and obese (80 percent vs. 58 percent).

The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, in Denver.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast cancer risk.



-- Robert Preidt


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology
2. New Human Study Reinforces Antioxidant Benefits of Tart Cherries
3. Genomic Health Announces Study Confirming Prognostic Value of Oncotype DX(R) Recurrence Score(R) Result in Japanese Breast Cancer Patients
4. Worms Control Lifespan at High Temperatures, UCSF Study Finds
5. Study Reveals How Salmonella Hijacks Cells
6. Study Fails to Establish Link Between Cancer and Firefighting
7. Kaiser Permanente Receives Top Marks in 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Study
8. Capgemini Releases New Study on Financial Impact of Masimo Noninvasive and Continuous Hemoglobin (SpHb(TM))
9. Study Shows Consumers With High Deductible Health Plans Are More Savvy About Controlling Costs, Improving Health
10. Medifocus Inc. Reports Improved Clinical Efficacy for its Phase II, Randomized Clinical Study for the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Tumors
11. UCSF, Stanford Study Reveals Neural Networks Targeted in Brain Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races 
(Date:7/31/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... H2 2014, provides an overview of the Brain ... information on the therapeutic development for Brain Cancer, ... assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), ... with latest updates, and featured news and press ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Much of the liver,s metabolic ... body clock and UC Irvine researchers have now ... The study, published online today in Cell , ... metabolism and points the way to more focused drug ... obesity and diabetes. , Paolo Sassone-Corsi, UCI,s Donald Bren ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... The virus that causes cold sores -- herpes simplex type ... according to a new study. Researchers in Australia ... infected with the virus. This explains why some people with ... them only occasionally. The authors said the findings could lead ... when the disease was dormant, it was a truce. It ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 i2i Systems announced today ... Inc. (SAS) to provide a robust patient referral ... SAS is one of the largest independent software companies ... than 40,000 patients are seen annually in its on-site ... delivering primary care, providers at the SAS HCC refer ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Over the past five years, the ... the estimated 151 million individuals that have required some ... of Ophthalmology (AAO). According to a Consumer Reports National ... vision correction surgery, a large share of consumers have ... medical procedure was to eliminate the use of glasses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Brain Cancer Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2014 2Health News:Global Brain Cancer Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2014 3Health News:Global Brain Cancer Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2014 4Health News:Strict genomic partitioning by biological clock separates key metabolic functions 2Health News:Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds 2Health News:SAS Selects i2i Systems for Health Care Center Patient Referral Database 2Health News:SAS Selects i2i Systems for Health Care Center Patient Referral Database 3Health News:Eye Surgery Clinics in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Eye Surgery Clinics in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3
... , , , ... e-Zassi.com(TM), an online decision support software system, integrated business ... has partnered with Medical Development Group (MDG), a medical device ... agreement, MDG will provide access to the e-Zassi platform to ...
... Aug. 12 Hank Oprinski, the CEO at Cap ... tour to inform corporations, chambers of commerce, golfing communities, economic clubs, universities ... , What did all the following businessmen have ... Tiger Woods) , Merv Griffin (TV Producer) , Tom Witter (Dean/Witter/Reynolds) , ...
... , , , ... today that its CardioVasc Advantage(TM) Vascular Reconstruction Device has been ... , "The technology of the Advantage VRD ... noted company Chairman, Eric P. Milledge. "The technical platform behind ...
... , , , ... create expensive home health care costs. Poorly designed mobility aids or ... issue only part of the need is addressed which creates mobility ... alleviated if mobility issues were detected and properly addressed. , ...
... , , LONDON, Aug. ... optimal and efficient way and, at the same time, adhere ... pharmacovigilance tools and technologies. , , (Logo: ... Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.healthcareIT.frost.com ), World Pharmacovigilance Markets ...
... ... A GPS navigation device allows you to most accurately ... above the Earth’s surface - instantly. This multi-perspective triangulation clearly leads ... performance measurement system incorporates a number of key vital signs from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Development Group Partners with e-Zassi.com(TM) to Provide Members Access to Exciting New Software Tool 2Health News:Medical Development Group Partners with e-Zassi.com(TM) to Provide Members Access to Exciting New Software Tool 3Health News:September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Nfocus Neuromedical Obtains CE Approval for New Vascular Reconstruction Device 2Health News:Expensive Health Care: Undetected, Unmet Mobility Needs Creating Boomer & Senior Health Care Costs 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: Outsourcing/Offshoring Environment Possesses Considerable Potential for Pharmacovigilance Market 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: Outsourcing/Offshoring Environment Possesses Considerable Potential for Pharmacovigilance Market 3Health News:Utilizing GPS-like Measurement Precision To More Accurately Determine Overall Performance 2Health News:Utilizing GPS-like Measurement Precision To More Accurately Determine Overall Performance 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Today, ... a new extension to its PageCenterX ® ... software is designed to provide downtime reporting capabilities ... outages. LRS is releasing the product for general ... environment, EMR applications experience outages for a variety ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... CITY, Calif. , July 31, 2014  Genomic Health, ... company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, ... second quarter 2014 financial results.  The call and webcast will ... market close. Conference Call Details To access the ... Time via phone, please dial (877) 303-7208 from ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Nutrastar International Inc. (OTCQB: NUIN; ... of premium branded consumer products, including commercially cultivated Cordyceps ... today announced the signing of its first distributor for ... to Hubei Province ... China . The contract with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LRS Announces Downtime Reporting Solution for Healthcare 2Genomic Health to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 2Genomic Health to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 3Genomic Health to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 4Nutrastar Signs First Distributor for New Cordyceps Powder Solution Product, Expands Reach to Central China 2Nutrastar Signs First Distributor for New Cordyceps Powder Solution Product, Expands Reach to Central China 3Nutrastar Signs First Distributor for New Cordyceps Powder Solution Product, Expands Reach to Central China 4
... March 5 A study published by Deborah ... the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... resurfacing technologies, specifically, the SmartXide DOT(TM) laser. DOT utilizes ... for rapid healing, less downtime and profound results. Dr. ...
... Complications Reported With Coronary DeviceDOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 4 ... in February by completing the enrollment of 30 ... clinical trial for the vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield, conducted ... Shield successfully crossed all target lesions and was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Study Published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Finds DOT Microablative CO2 Laser Optimum for Skin Rejuvenation 2Prescient Medical Achieves Milestones in Clinical Studies of vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield 2
... MDS display system provides maximum impact for ... This unique approach to displaying frames allows ... and create appealing, flexible and eye-catching displays. ... and your patients are motivated. Removable holders. ...
A pre-assembled, hexagonal, revolving tower display with two round 19.75" in diameter adjustable shelves. Enjoy 3.5 square feet of elegant shelf space for your products....
A pre-assembled, rectangular shadow box/wall hanging display. It have 3 adjustable shelves with tempered glass, four 50 watt halogen top lights, laminated deck, dust resistant and electrical cord wit...
Classic is proud to provide top-quality vision eyewear to physicians, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and numerous state and federal government programs. Classic Laboratory produces over 150...
Medicine Products: