Navigation Links
Targeted strategies needed to find, prevent and treat breast cancer among Mexican-origin women
Date:9/1/2010

Task Force recommends, we fear a huge number of breast cancer cases won't be picked up at an early stage, especially with the growth of the Hispanic population in this country," said Melissa Bondy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Epidemiology and senior corresponding author.

The study, which is among the first to use a non-clinical, population-based sample to examine the risk of breast cancer in this group, identified 714 Hispanic women in the Houston area from MD Anderson's Mano a Mano Mexican-American Cohort Study: 119 with breast cancer and 595 without cancer.

Several factors were compared including:

  • Age at diagnosis
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Marital status, number of children and education
  • Health insurance status
  • Language acculturation (ability to speak English)
  • Country of birth (U.S. or Mexico)

Family History, Acculturation Raise Risk

Women at highest risk for breast cancer - 2-1/2 times other women surveyed - had a family history of the disease, spoke English well and were born in Mexico.

The strongest risk factor was family history, which increased odds fourfold and was found to be true of 85 percent who had breast cancer. This indicates that women with a strong family history of breast cancer should receive earlier and more frequent screening, Bondy said.

The role of acculturation was striking too. Women who were born in Mexico and spoke English well had 2-1/2 times the risk of women born in Mexico who did not.

Single women were almost twice as likely as married women to develop breast cancer, and women without insurance were 1-1/2 times more likely than those with insurance to be diagnosed. Women who do not have insurance are less likely to be screened.

Although the study is fairly small, researchers believe it shows the need for clear action on several fronts.

Going forward, we believe its essential to create
'/>"/>

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. In Early Trial, Targeted Therapy Fights Advanced Melanoma
2. New targeted therapy for advanced melanoma associated with 80 percent response rate
3. Targeted drug leads to regression of metastatic melanoma with mutated BRAF gene
4. NYU Langone offers vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy for localized prostate cancer
5. Radiation device allows for targeted breast radiation to control cancer
6. Surveillance colonoscopy should be targeted to high-risk patients
7. Combined BRAF-targeted and immunotherapy shows promise for melanoma treatment
8. Experimental targeted therapy shows early promise against medulloblastomas
9. Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer
10. Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study
11. Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... Dr. Tim ... mission. His mission is to increase acceptance of the chiropractic field in the ... that further debilitate them. Although Chiropractic was made available to the VA program ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... failure, angina, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema), or asthma, are at higher ... as angina, previous heart attack, heart failure or heart-rhythm problems (arrhythmia or irregular ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... , ... Rio Salado College joined nine educational institutions in Washington ... the EDUCAUSE - Next Generation Learning Challenges 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator funded by the ... Models Incubator hosted by EDUCAUSE and NGLC, which is designed to bring leadership ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... while many potential workers are qualified for the position they are applying for, they ... Because of this, many employers are considering altering drug testing policies in order to ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, **Presented by FDAnews and ... workshop, chaired by internationally renowned expert Fubin Wu, has been specifically designed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Patriot Project brings Chiropractic Care to the Armed Forces and their Families - Rapid Release Technology Joins the Effort to Recruit more Doctors to Pledge 2Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 2Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 3Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 4Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 2Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 3Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5
... proven effectiveness in long-term weight reduction and post potential ... more than a short time, accordinhg to an advisory ... published in: Journal of the American Heart Association. ... nutritionally rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, which ...
... depressed are more likely to be re-admitted to hospital. It ... physical health, and this relationship may be especially common among ... hospital admission, tested then for depression and then followed them ... per cent more likely to be re-admitted during this time ...
... from a family full of “lefties” tend to make ... two recent experiments answer in the affirmative. This recent reasearch ... and Ruth E. Propper of the University of Toledo ... handedness. ,Interestingly, people don’t have to be personally ...
... all contribute to the decrease in bone mineral density ... a major cause of fractures in the elderly. Previous research ... poor clacium retention. , As part of a ... the bone mineral density of women in high and ...
... self-contained artificial heart, died at a hospital in Louisville, Ken., ... complications after severe abdominal bleeding. He began bleeding and his ... Robert Dowling, who implanted the experimental device on July 2 ... Tools, a retired ...
... How about siblings? If so, you might have a better memory ... lies in a part of the brain called the corpus callosum, ... a family history of left-handedness, says study author Steven Christman. // ... fibers that connects the two sides of our brain and is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:High-protein diets may pose health risks 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015 ieCrowd™ ... in the commercial development of the company,s supplemental ... Smart Oxygen device, being developed by ieCrowd,s subsidiary ... a patient,s changing demand for oxygen based on ... 510 (k) submission for the Smart Oxygen device ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015  Now that Intuitive Surgical, Inc.® ... S™ surgical robot, hospitals with robotic surgery programs need ... need to see where they stand with robotic surgery. ... patients? Have they adopted best practices for safety? Should ... the future? ECRI Institute, which has nearly ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to ... the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, ... and corrected the multiple inaccuracies in the press ... regarding the recent rulings from the Patent Trial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 2Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 3Smart Oxygen Solutions' Supplemental Oxygen Delivery Device Achieves FDA Regulatory Pathway Milestone 4ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 3MiMedx Corrects Inaccuracies In MTF Press Release Regarding The Recent Rulings From The Patent Trial And Appeal Board 2MiMedx Corrects Inaccuracies In MTF Press Release Regarding The Recent Rulings From The Patent Trial And Appeal Board 3MiMedx Corrects Inaccuracies In MTF Press Release Regarding The Recent Rulings From The Patent Trial And Appeal Board 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: