Breast Cancer Epidemiology in Puerto Rico
Final rept. 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2014
PUERTO RICO UNIV SAN JUAN
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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 34865 agreed to participate.
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