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Coronary heart disease (CHD) and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon are more common in industrialized countries than in the developing world, and to some degree, these conditions appear to share risk factors. To investigate whether there is an association between these cancers and a prior history of CHD, a hospital-based case-control study was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, modalities, and determinants of use of unconventional therapies among children with cancer receiving conventional treatment at an urban academic medical center in the United States. PATIENTS AND METHODS We interviewed the parents of patients and/or patients who were receiving or had received(More)
PURPOSE This study updates findings regarding the effects of prophylactic surgery, chemoprevention, and surveillance on the survival and quality-adjusted survival of women who test positive for BRCA1/2 mutations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Markov modeling of outcomes was performed in a simulated cohort of 30-year-old women who tested positive for BRCA1/2(More)
PURPOSE Most breast cancer survivors experience hot flashes; many use complementary or alternative remedies for these symptoms. We undertook a randomized clinical trial of black cohosh, a widely used herbal remedy for menopausal symptoms, among breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients diagnosed with breast cancer who had completed their(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess hormone receptor status as an independent predictor of survival in a population-based cohort of women with breast carcinoma who were followed for up to 11 years. METHODS Since 1990, the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program has collected data on hormone(More)
PURPOSE Recent randomized controlled trials have shown that tamoxifen and raloxifene may prevent invasive breast cancer. This decision analysis study compares the outcomes of chemoprevention with tamoxifen, raloxifene, or oral contraceptives with the outcomes of prophylactic surgery among women with high-risk BRCA1/2 mutations. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to obtain and compare the preferences assigned to cancer states and prevention measures by women who had breast cancer, were at high risk for breast cancer, or had neither condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS We administered a time trade-off questionnaire to 21 breast cancer patients, 28 women with a personal history of(More)
BACKGROUND Although patterns of utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the community have begun to be described, few studies have addressed the relationships between dispositional psychological factors and the use of CAM. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between CAM use and personality, coping strategies, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Relatively few studies of breast cancer survivors have included nonwhite women or women who do not speak English. METHODS We administered a survey to patients who were >or=3 months post-completion of their adjuvant treatment for stage 0-III breast cancer at Columbia University Medical Center in order to assess the prevalence of 16 physical(More)
PURPOSE Black women with breast cancer have poorer survival than do white women, but little is known about racial disparities in male breast cancer. We analyzed race and other predictors of treatment and survival among men with stage I-III breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Medicare database(More)