Breast cancer epidemiology: summary and future directions.

  title={Breast cancer epidemiology: summary and future directions.},
  author={Jennifer L. Kelsey},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  volume={15 1},
The most common cancer in US women and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death is breast cancer. Between 1980-1987 in the US. age-adjusted incidence rates of breast cancer rose rapidly. They are also rising rapidly in several Asian countries (e.g., in Japan) which have the lowest incidence rates. These rapid increases may mean that environmental factors are responsible. Incidence rates rise greatly with age until the late 40s. US women at highest risk of breast cancer are Jewish women, urban… CONTINUE READING