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Research Table Topics

   

Risk Factors

 

Established and Probable

Table 1 

Body weight and breast cancer risk

Table 2 

Weight gain and breast cancer risk

Table 3 

Alcohol and breast cancer risk

Table 4 

Exercise (physical activity) and breast cancer risk

Table 5 

Breastfeeding and breast cancer risk

Table 6 

Blood estrogen levels and breast cancer risk

Table 7 

Blood androgen levels and breast cancer risk

Table 8 

Menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) and breast cancer risk

Table 9 

Birth control pills and breast cancer risk

Table 10 

Age at menopause and breast cancer risk

Table 11 

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and cancer risk

Table 12 

Hyperplasia and breast cancer risk

Table 13 

Light at night/shift work and breast cancer risk

Table 14 

Fruits and vegetables and breast cancer risk

Table 15 

Carotenoids and breast cancer risk

Factors Under Study  

Table 16 

Dairy products and breast cancer risk

Table 17 

Dietary fat and breast cancer risk

Table 18 

Meat consumption and breast cancer risk

Table 19 

Soy and breast cancer risk

Table 20 

Vitamin D and breast cancer risk

Table 21 

IGF-1 and breast cancer risk

Table 22 

Smoking and breast cancer risk

Table 23 

Secondhand smoke and breast cancer risk

Factors Not Related to Breast Cancer 

Table 24 

Hair dyes and breast cancer risk

Table 25 

Abortion and breast cancer risk

Table 26 

Electromagnetic fields and breast cancer risk

Table 27 

Blood organochlorine levels and breast cancer risk

Table 28 

Breast implants and breast cancer risk

 

Risk-lowering drugs (Chemoprevention)

Table 29 

The use of tamoxifen and raloxifene to reduce the risk of breast cancer

 

Early Detection and Screening

Table 30a 

Breast cancer screening with mammography for women 40-49

Table 30b 

Breast cancer screening with mammography for women 50-69

Table 31 

Digital mammography vs. film mammography for breast cancer screening

Table 32 

Breast MRI plus mammography vs. mammography alone for high-risk women

 

Diagnosis and Prognostic Factors

Table 33 

Lymph node status and breast cancer survival

Table 34 

Accuracy of sentinel node biopsy in predicting axillary lymph node status

Table 35 

Tumor size and breast cancer survival

Table 36 

Estrogen receptor status and overall survival

 

Treatment

Table 37 

Mastectomy versus lumpectomy (breast conserving surgery) plus radiation and overall survival in early breast cancer

Table 38 

Radiation therapy following mastectomy and overall survival in stage II & III breast cancer

Table 39 

Adjuvant chemotherapy and overall survival

Table 40 

Different adjuvant chemotherapy combinations and overall survival in early breast cancer

Table 41 

Tamoxifen and overall survival in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

Table 42 

Trastuzumab (Herceptin) and overall survival in early breast cancer 

Table 43 

Aromatase inhibitors and disease-free survival in early breast cancer

Table 44 

Lumpectomy plus radiation therapy in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Table 45 

Tamoxifen in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Table 46 

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for women with stage II or stage III breast cancer

Table 47 

Neoadjuvant hormone therapy for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

Table 48 

High-dose chemotherapy (bone marrow transplant)

Table 49 

Combined modality treatment and overall survival in inflammatory breast cancer

Table 50 

Trastuzumab (Herceptin) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Table 51 

Lapatinib (Tykerb) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer

 

 

Support

Table 52 

Support groups and breast cancer survival

Table 53 

Social support and breast cancer survival

 

Getting Good Care

Table 54 

Regional differences in rates of mastectomy in the United States

 

Survivorship Topics

Table 55 

Pregnancy and breast cancer survival

Table 56 

Menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) after breast cancer diagnosis and recurrence

Table 57 

Total fat intake and breast cancer survival

Table 58 

Body weight and breast cancer survival

Table 59 

Physical activity and breast cancer survival

Table 60 

Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms

Table 61 

Antidepressants and other non-hormone medications for menopausal symptoms

Table 62 

Soy and relief of menopausal symptoms

Table 63 

Black cohosh and relief of menopausal symptoms

Table 64 

Other supplements and relief of menopausal symptoms

 

Updated 02/07/14

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