Mammographic Breast Density in a Cohort of Medically Underserved Women
Annual rept. 20 Sep 2010- 1Sep 2011
MEHARRY MEDICAL COLL NASHVILLE TN
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The purpose of this HBCUMI Partnership Training Award is to train Meharry Medical College faculty to conduct independent breast cancer research by collaborating with faculty from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Year 1 is a training year and during Years 2 through 4 a case-control study of obesity, insulin resistance and mammographic breast density will be conducted. Specific aims include 1 to assess mammographic breast density through digital mammograms for a sample of women we will also assess mammographic breast density through film mammograms to determine the diagnostic accuracy of digital versus film mammogram, 2 to obtain information on breast cancer risk factors including health literacy, and to collect anthropometric measurements and fasting blood, 3 to assay blood for select hormones and growth factors, 4 to perform statistical analyses to determine the associations between obesity and insulin resistance and mammographic breast density, and 5 to evaluate patients ability to understand their mammogram findings as they are explained by their medical provider. Dr. Sanderson attended several conferences including Era of Hope, Dr. Jones attended a community engagement conference and took coursework, and Dr. Khoder attended a breast cancer research conference. Institutional review board approval was obtained for the mammographic breast density study.
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