Review: Breast cancer is associated with a family history of the disease in first-degree relatives
- Pesticides linked to breast cancer. Vines, Gail // New Scientist;9/25/93, Vol. 139 Issue 1892, p4
Reports on chemicals in the environment which may be the cause for the steady increase in breast cancer cases. Hormone oestrogen's link to breast cancer; Oestrogen-like compounds in pesticides; Established risk factors; Industrial chemicals acting as weak oestrogens; Biochemical mechanism...
- Mechanisms, proof, and unmet needs: The perspective of a cancer activist. Steingraber, Sandra // Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements;Apr97 Supplement 3, Vol. 105, p685
Opinion. Focuses on a cancer activist's perspective on the question of breast cancer etiology. Placing a higher priority on reducing women's exposure to suspected breast carcinogens; Failure to eliminate cancer hazards; Debates on specific biochemical mechanisms; Preventing women's continued...
- Breast cancer and the environment. // Environmental Action;Summer93, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p10
Reports on the outcome of the New City Commission on the Status of Women and the Women's Environment and Development Organization's (WEDO) public hearing held last March 2, 1993. Addressing the connection between breast cancer and the environment; WEDO's campaign to promote its policy...
- Breast cancer: Missing link. Scanlan, Lawrence // Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Mar94, Vol. 18 Issue 114, p31
Reports on the relationship between environmental agents and breast cancer. Increase in estrogen number and multiplication of breast cells due to xenoestrogens; Link between organochlorines and breast cancer; Effect of light pollution and carcinogenic pesticides; Risk of high-fat diet.
- An unlikely link? Researchers probe viral role in breast cancer. Ziegler, Jan // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/7/97, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p608
Presents an overview of studies on the role of viruses in breast cancer. Description of the mouse model of mammary cancer; Epstein-Barr virus and other viruses being studied.
- Infection of Breast Epithelial Cells With Epstein-Barr Virus Via Cell-to-Cell Contact. Speck, Peter; Longnecker, Richard // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;11/15/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 22, p1849
Studies the role of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as a viral cofactor in certain tumors of lymphoid and epithelial tissues. Studies that associate EBV with breast cancer; Mechanism of EBV infection of human carcinoma which requires cell-to-cell contact; Possible role of EBV in the etiology of...
- Incidence of Breast Cancer in the United States: Current and Future Trends. Anderson, William F.; Katki, Hormuzd A.; Rosenberg, Philip S. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;Sep2011, Vol. 103 Issue 18, p1397
Background The incidence of breast cancer increased in the United States until circa 2000 then decreased, mostly among women with estrogen receptor (ER)â€“positive cancers. Time trends provide important clues for cancer etiology and prevention; however, the observed trends of ER-positive...
- Family Factors in Breast Cancer. Klitsch, Michael // Family Planning Perspectives;Jul/Aug92, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p147
This article deals with the effect of family history, body-fat distribution, and reproductive factors on the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Reproductive risk factors long associated with breast cancer, such as low parity and older age at first pregnancy, play a greater role in the...
- Environmental organochlorine exposure as a potential... Wolff, Mary S.; Toniolo, Paolo G. // Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements;Oct95 Supplement 7, Vol. 103, p141
Presents a study on environmental organochlorine exposure as a potential etiologic factor in breast cancer. Introduction; Factors in breast cancer risks; Conclusions; References.