Total Xenoestrogen Body Burden in Relation to Mammographic Density, a Marker of Breast Cancer Risk
Annual rept. 16 Sep 2008-14 Sep 2009
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Humans are exposed to a large number of environmental chemicals which have estrogenic activity xenoestrogens and therefore may raise breast cancer risk. This study is evaluating the association of total xenoestrogen burden with mammographic breast density, which is a strong intermediate marker of breast cancer risk. All study procedures and manuals of operation for this study are finalized, and IRB approval obtained. Subject recruitment is complete. Breast density measurements on all participants have been completed. Analysis of xenoestrogen levels in the blood samples is currently ongoing. Data analysis will ensue upon completion of the analysis of xenoestrogen levels in blood samples. Since no statistical analyses have been conducted, no scientific knowledge has been produced yet.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Environmental Health and Safety