Accession Number:

ADA459253

Title:

Quasi-Prospective Study of Breast Cancer and Diet

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Jul 2000-16 Jul 2006

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Conventional breast cancer BrCA risk factors explain 50 of variability in disease rates and change in incidence over time. The past two generations of American women have experienced major changes in physical activity, the preparation and eating of food, and the prevalence of obesity. These factors may exert powerful influences on physiologic processes leading to cancer. This case-control study aims to investigate the relationship between physical activity, diet, adult weight history, and breast cancer. The goal is to recruit 648 incident cases of breast cancer and up to 2 controls per case from the Breast Care Centers of the Palmetto Richland and Baptist Hospitals of Palmetto HealthSouth Carolina Cancer Center BCC -- services that provide mammography screening for about 35,000 women each year, during which time about 700 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. After obtaining permission from the Human Use Review Office of the USAMRAA on 30 November 2000 to begin recruitment, the authors finished the run-in process and began recruiting in the Palmetto Baptist Hospital BCC in the spring of 2001. Recruitment at Palmetto Richland began in May 2002. As of July 31, 2005, they had recruited 1,442 participants. Of these participants, 742 have completed all study requirements.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE