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Main Title Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent [electronic resource] /
Author Williams, Christopher Kwesi O.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Olopade, Olufunmilayo I.
Falkson, Carla I.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2006
Call Number RC261-271
ISBN 9781402036644
Subjects Medicine. ; Oncology. ; Life sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation XXII, 383 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Burden of Breast Cancer in Developing and Developed Countries -- Genetics of Breast Cancer in Women of African Descent: An Overview -- Biology of Breast Cancer -- Screening and Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Women in Africa and the Middle East -- Breast Cancer at Diagnosis in Women of Africa and the Middle East -- Breast Cancer Aggressiveness in Women of African Descent -- Radiotherapy of Breast Cancer -- Adjuvant Therapy of Breast Cancer -- Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer -- Palliative Care for Breast Cancer in the African-American Population -- Outcome of African American Women with Breast Cancer in Cooperative Group Clinical Trials -- Traditional Medicine in Breast Cancer Management with a Focus on the Chinese Integrative Approach -- Impact of Culture, Education and Socio-Economic Status -- Barriers to Successful Management of Breast Cancer. Although there are numerous technical-scientific books on breast cancer in the global bibliography, such books deal exclusively with the nature of the disease in majority populations of the Western societies, with little or no reference to the nature of the disease in the minority populations in such societies. Similarly, the nature of breast cancer in black women of the less privileged societies, and in women of ethnic groups living in countries of similar socio-economic status, is virtually unknown. For various epidemiological reasons, breast cancer incidence is rapidly increasing in these counties, more so than currently is the case in developed countries. Thus, the global burden of cancer is shifting gradually to these areas of the world, and may equal or even surpass the breast cancer burden in the Western societies within the foreseeable future. This book is unique because it bucks the trend of virtually all other breast cancer books by addressing specifically the breast cancer experience of women of African descent and their lifestyle counterparts in other societies of the world.