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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention
 

Breast Cancer Research in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

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:

Bone Density and Cancer Risk: A Follow-Up Study of Women in the Fracture Intervention Trial (BFIT)

A retrospective cohort study that uses data from the FIT clinical trial to evaluate how bone mineral density of the hip is related to subsequent cancer risk; including a nested case-cohort study of circulating sex steroid hormones in relation to breast, endometrial, ovarian, and colorectal cancer risk

Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project Follow-up Study

A follow-up study of women who were participants in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project