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Established and suspected risk factors for breast cancer: A case-control study in Vancouver, BC and Kingston, ON
More than half of all cases of breast cancer occur among women without any known risk factors. More research is needed on suspected risk factors in order to refine current breast cancer screening tools. The objectives ...
Genetic variation in vitamin D-related genes among European and East Asian women and risk of breast cancer and risk according to breast tumour subtypes
Vitamin D is hypothesized to decrease breast cancer risk by controlling cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and estrogen synthesis and signalling in breast tissue. Transport of circulating vitamin D to sites ...
The Influence of Shift Work, Light at Night and Clock Gene Polymorphisms on Melatonin Levels and Breast Cancer Risk
Background: Shift work has recently been identified as a breast cancer risk factor, where meta-analysis has indicated an approximately 50% increased risk among long-term shift workers. However, additional studies with more ...
Association between Use of a Specialized Diagnostic Assessment Unit and the Diagnostic Interval in Ontario Breast Cancer Patients
Background: The amount of time that it takes to get a breast cancer diagnosis is very important to patients. The Ontario diagnostic assessment unit (DAU) is designed to improve the quality and timeliness of care during a ...
Communicating Results of New Genomic Tests to Physicians
Background: New genomic tests are being developed to predict an individual’s risk of cancer recurrence by analyzing the expression of multiple genes. However, it is unclear how to report the test results so that they would ...