Breast cancer characteristics and HIV among 1,092 women in Soweto, South Africa

  title={Breast cancer characteristics and HIV among 1,092 women in Soweto, South Africa},
  author={Herbert Cubasch and Maureen Joffe and Rachel A Hanisch and Joachim Schuz and Alfred I. Neugut and Alan S. Karstaedt and Nadine Broeze and Eunice J van den Berg and Valerie Ann McCormack and Judith S. Jacobson},
  booktitle={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
In the low-income HIV-endemic regions of sub-Saharan Africa, malignancies related to HIV have long been recognized as a major public health problem. However, epithelial malignancies associated with older age, such as breast cancer, are also rising dramatically in those regions. We compared consecutive HIV-positive and -negative black women diagnosed with breast cancer at a large public hospital in Soweto, South Africa, on age, year of diagnosis, stage, grade, and receptor status, and grouped… CONTINUE READING
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