Breast cancer in pre-menopausal women in West Africa: analysis of temporal trends and evaluation of risk factors associated with reproductive life.

@article{Sighoko2013BreastCI,
  title={Breast cancer in pre-menopausal women in West Africa: analysis of temporal trends and evaluation of risk factors associated with reproductive life.},
  author={Dominique Sighoko and Bakarou Kamat{\'e} and Cheick Bougadari Traor{\'e} and Brahima Mall{\'e} and Bourama Coulibaly and Agn{\`e}s Karidiatou and Coulibaly Diallo and Ebrima Bah and Valerie A McCormack and Richard Muwonge and Denis Bourgeois and Emmanuelle Gormally and Maria Paula Curado and Sin{\'e} Bayo and Pierre Hainaut},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={
          828-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND In West Africa, trends and risk factors for breast cancer (BC) have been rarely studied. METHODS Here we have analyzed trends of BC over two periods in two population-based cancer registries, in Mali-Bamako (1987-1997; 1998-2009) and in The Gambia (1988-1997; 1998-2006). We have conducted a case-control study (n = 253 cases, 249 controls) on risk factors associated with reproductive life stratified by menopausal status in Bamako. RESULTS Between the two periods, BC incidence… CONTINUE READING

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