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Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Diet and Life-Style Factors Among Hawaiian-American Women with Breast Cancer in Hawaii.

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Annual rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Sep 95,

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This is a cohort study of Hawaiian women who have one of the highest incidence rates of breast cancer in the world. It is designed to see if type of dietary fat, specific sources of dietary fat, and alcohol use enhance breast cancer risk, and to determine if micronutrients and dietary fiber reduce risk. The study is progressing well. It has identified 24,468 women. Questionnaires were first mailed to about 20 of the women to assure that all steps on the data collecting procedures were working properly. 2290 44.1 out of 5198 women completed the questionnaire. We are now mailing the questionnaire to the remaining 19,270 women. Based on the results from the first 5198 subjects, it is estimated that we will recruit over 10,500 women into the study.The surveillance of these women to identify incident cases of breast cancer is being done by the Hawaii Tumor Registry, which belongs to the National Cancer Institutes Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program. After a sufficient number of case are diagnosed, we will be able to study the effects of diet, physical activity and exogenous estrogen use on breast cancer in Hawaiian women.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

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