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IMPORTANCE Evidence from the US National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database suggests that the incidence of advanced breast cancer in young women is increasing. OBJECTIVE To quantify this trend and analyze it as a function of stage at diagnosis, race/ethnicity, residence, and hormone receptor status. DESIGN,(More)
BACKGROUND Young women with breast cancer experience inferior outcome and commonly manifest aggressive biological subtypes. Data is controversial regarding biological differences between breast tumors in young (diagnosed at <40 years of age) versus older women. We hypothesize there may be age-related expression differences in key genes for proliferation,(More)
Overall cancer cure rates have risen over the last 30 years. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients aged 15 to 39 have not shared in these successes as an age group, including those who fall into the younger age group of 15 to 19 years. The reasons for this deficit in survival improvement are manifold, but research has shown that an important(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes the prevalence of religious or spiritual (R/S) struggle in long-term survivors after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), demographic and medical correlates of R/S struggle, and its associations with depression and quality of life. METHODS Data were collected in conjunction with an annual survey of adult (age ≥18(More)
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