DCEG researchers conduct studies on breast cancer, a cancer that usually forms in the breast ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Selected studies include:
A pooling project involving cohort and case-control studies that is exploring the etiology of male breast cancer
A study of breast cancer among Asian populations, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, with the aim of identifying distinct molecular alterations in tumors and adjacent normal tissues, and examining the associations of these molecular changes with risk factors (genetic and environmental), breast tissue composition and density, and breast cancer subtypes.
A population-based case-control study of breast cancer in Poland that combines state-of-the art techniques of exposure assessment and collection of biological specimens
A follow-up study of women who were participants in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project
A study to evaluate the use of several new, promising breast cancer screening techniques in women at high genetic risk of breast cancer
A study that aims to characterize the radiologic, histologic, molecular, and biochemical features of dense breast tissue
A study established as part of NCI's Biological Markers Project to identify serum markers for breast cancer
The Ghana Breast Health Study is a multidisciplinary case-control study of breast cancer in Ghana, West Africa.
Molecular epidemiology study of terminal duct lobular units of the normal breast, conducted in collaboration with the Susan G. Komen® Tissue Bank
A study using ultrasound tomography to define the time course of volumetric breast density changes among women receiving tamoxifen treatment
A cross-sectional study of approximately 600 postmenopausal controls in the Breast Cancer Case-Control Study in Poland to assess urinary estrogen metabolites in relation to accelerometer-based measures of active and sedentary behaviors
A population-based case-control study of breast cancer to assess etiologic hypotheses best addressed among younger women