Migration history, acculturation, and breast cancer risk in Hispanic women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 14, Issue 12, p.2905-13 (2005)


Acculturation, Adult, Aged, Breast Neoplasms, California, Case-Control Studies, Emigration and Immigration, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Incidence, Interviews as Topic, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Premenopause, Registries, Risk Factors


Migrant studies have shown that breast cancer risk increases in women who move from countries with low incidence rates to countries with high rates. We examined the influence of migration history and acculturation on breast cancer risk in Hispanic women ages 35 to 79 years.