Accession Number : ADA611430


Title :   Breast Cancer Epidemiology in Puerto Rico


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2014


Corporate Author : PUERTO RICO UNIV SAN JUAN


Personal Author(s) : Nazario, Cruz ; Freudenheim, Jo


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611430.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The Breast Cancer Epidemiology in Puerto Rico project had two major goals: training researchers from a minority academic institution and developing the infrastructure to design and conduct a population based pilot study of breast cancer in Puerto Rico. All investigators from the University of Puerto Rico have acquired new expertise or have strengthened their skills thru weekly conference calls, formal academic training and direct involvement in study design, instruments, quality control processes, data analysis, presentations and manuscripts preparation. A population based case control study was designed to evaluate risk factors for breast cancer among Hispanic women living in the San Juan Metropolitan of Puerto Rico. Breast cancer cases were identified from the Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry and patient lists from hospitals and physician offices in the Metropolitan San Juan Area. Of 1809 referrals of breast cancer cases, 442 met the eligibility criteria and 317 (72%) agreed to participate and complete the interview and clinical evaluation. Controls were selected from a probabilistic sample of women in the same age groups that lived in the same municipalities as the cases. During the recruitment 1,136 households were visited, 538 women were eligible and 348(65%) agreed to participate.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *HISPANICS , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *PILOT STUDIES , *TRAINING , AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DATA PROCESSING , EPIDEMIOLOGY , HOSPITALS , INFRASTRUCTURE , MINORITIES , PATIENTS , PHYSICIANS , POPULATION , PROBABILITY , PUERTO RICO , RISK , SKILLS , SYMPOSIA , TEST AND EVALUATION , URBAN AREAS , WOMEN


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE