Anne P. O'Dea

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African-American (AA) women are more likely to have late stage, aggressive, rapidly growing, and less hormone-responsive breast tumors. An aggressive subtype of cancer, known as "Triple-Negative" (TN), that is negative for Her-2 and for estrogen and progesterone receptors (ER and PR), is reported to be more common in AA women. We examined the clinical,(More)
Ki-67 expression is a possible risk biomarker and is currently being used as a response biomarker in chemoprevention trials. Mammographic breast density is a risk biomarker and is also being used as a response biomarker. We previously showed that Ki-67 expression is higher in specimens of benign breast cells exhibiting cytologic atypia that are obtained by(More)
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 >Background: Known risk factors for breast cancer development include elements incorporated into the Gail risk model, mammographic breast density and cytologic atypia detected by Random Periareolar Fine Needle Aspiration (RPFNA). Ki-67 expression is a possible risk biomarker and is currently being used as a response biomarker in chemoprevention(More)
1532 Background: Tamoxifen when used in the high estrogen milieu of premenopausal women may reduce bone density. However, the proportion of premenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer who have low bone density and are likely to take tamoxifen is unknown. METHODS Premenopausal women attending a high-risk clinic were invited to take part in an(More)
Musculoskeletal symptoms including arthralgia and myalgia occur frequently in aging women, particularly during the transition to menopause, when plasma estrogens precipitously decline. In postmenopausal women (PMW) with breast cancer, third-generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs) as adjuvant hormonal therapy have proven to be more effective, and to have a(More)
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