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Oxidative stress, genetic polymorphisms and breast cancer risk
Oxidative stress is believed to play an important role in the development and progression of breast cancer. Three central enzymes in oxidative stress pathways are manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2), catalase (CAT), and ...
Barriers to mammography completion and physician referral patterns among urban inner-city women in primary care practice
Background. Regular mammography screening has been shown to be the most effective means of detecting breast cancer and reducing mortality. Yet, screening rates for African-American women have consistently been lower than ...
Alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer: An epidemiological investigaton of possible mechanisms
Epidemiological and experimental animal evidence indicate that alcohol consumption is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. While the attributable risk of alcohol in relation to breast cancer is modest, this ...